I have a Microsoft Word 2016 document to which I have added a bibliography section (References > Bibliography > Bibliography), currently in IEEE style (like me some square brackets!).
I have added 3 references to reports to this using the source Manager (References > Manage Sources). The references have the same author and year but slightly different titles, of the following format:
- Same Title Part I
- Same Title Part II
- Same Title Part III
My problem being that they do not show in this sequential order but always in the order Part II, followed by III and then I.
If I use the Source Manager to remove the items from the Current List and then re-add them in the order that makes more sense from the Master List, this works... but only until I update the Bibliography again or add a new source... then it switches right back to the unsequential order. Grrr
How can I tell Word that I want bibliographic references to maintain a given order?
EDIT: I've found that the fact that I have a citation to one of the references is what causes the order to change. Basically I can add them to the bibliography in the order that I want and they stay that way until I add a citation to one of them. Then that reference gets moved to the top. This doesn't solve the problem though as some of these references will be cited and some will not, but I'd still like to order them my way.
I have tried the information from Bibliography in Microsoft Word 2010 but although some adjustment stopped the items from reordering it did not stop the related reference numbers from reordering (so I ended up with reference  at the start of the bibliography). So this did not work either.