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Anyone ever encounter this problem in Word 2007?

Awful Bibliography Line Breaks

Word's automatic bibliography is not making the reference numbers column wide enough, so it's wrapping the closing bracket onto the next line. Is there any way to fix this? I can't manually change the column width, Word won't let me.

I'm using the IEEE 2006 bibliography style with the default Word 2007 Style Set.

I could make the font size smaller, but I'd prefer not to.

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This appears to be a defect in the IEEE 2006 style when you have long URLs in a citation.

One of my citations has a long URL that is just about the same width as the page. It forced the citation column to be wider, and squished the reference number column.

I edited that citation's URL to have a space so that the URL could wrap. Now it doesn't squish the reference number column.

I did try editing the citation style XSL file (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Bibliography\Style\IEEE2006OfficeOnline.xsl). I replaced <xsl:value-of select="'1%'"/> with <xsl:value-of select="'5%'"/>. However this did not help because of the above problem with the long URL.

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All you need to do is adjust the margin in your reference list. Move it to the right just a bit and everything will be okay.

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