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BibWord styles

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Released: Apr 1, 2013
Updated: Dec 17, 2015 by Yves
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Release Notes

This release is a combination of all other Word bibliography style releases in this project. This release gets updated whenever one of the other releases gets updated. To get more information on the different styles and how to use them, check the styles page.

Style names ending on a * indicate that the BibWord Extender tool is needed to use their complete functionality.

Installation on Windows (Word 2007/2010/2013)

To use the bibliography styles, they have to be copied into the Microsoft Word bibliography style directory. This directory can vary depending on where Word is installed:
Word 2007
    <winword.exe directory>\Bibliography\Style
On most 32-bits machines with Microsoft Word 2007 this will be:

    %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\Bibliography\Style
Once the styles are copied to the directory, they will show up every time Microsoft Word is opened.
Word 2010
    <winword.exe directory>\Bibliography\Style
On most 32-bits machines with Microsoft Word 2010 this will be:

    %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\Bibliography\Style
Once the styles are copied to the directory, they will show up every time Microsoft Word is opened.
Word 2013
    <user directory>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style
On most machines with Micrososft Word 2013 this will be:

Once the styles are copied to the directory, they will show up every time Microsoft Word is opened.

Remark: the types.xml included with the stylesheets should be used in combination with BibType to create some extra fields for the different types.

Installation for Word 2008 or 2011 for Mac

To use the bibliography styles, right-click on Microsoft Word 2008 and select show package contents. Put the files in:

On most Macs with Microsoft Word 2008 this will be:

    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft

Installation for Word 2016 for Mac (version 15.17.0 and up)

To use the bibliography styles, place them in the following folder


Extending sources with YearSuffix and BibOrder

The BibWord Extender tool can be used to extend the capabilities of BibOrder. It allows the addition of year suffices to certain styles as well as alphabetical numbered ordering.

Check the BibWord Extender wiki page on how to use the tool on both Windows and Mac OS X. Note that Mac OS X users will have to download an extra library from the latest release. A link to the latest release can be found at the top of the BibWord Extender wiki page.


For a list of FAQ about these styles, see here.

Reviews for this release

This would be great if the latest version of Word 2017 for Mac recognised and added in the styles. Have spent 2 hours trying to get Word to add the styles with no joy. Downloaded styles were pasted into the Applications/Word/Content/Styles. No other path seems plausible on the current Mac OS.
by annikamcqueen on Nov 20, 2017 at 10:46 AM
This site is great, but styles now out of date - does anyone know if this work has been taken over by anyone else. Am looking for 6th edition of Harvard Anglia referencing, and I'm not clever enough to modify the existing style!
by justinhavens on Jul 12, 2017 at 1:07 PM
I don't think it was updated to all referencing styles. I could not find USW Havard referencing in this. A further update will help a great deal.
by Tonimasuen on Jun 10, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Works a treat on Word 2016 (Office 365). See others notes about the installation directory: C:\Users\XXXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style
by sben1072 on Oct 15, 2016 at 2:03 PM
None of these work in 365. The instructions given dont work, eg: the folder location
by peruano10 on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM
It is awesome.
by mrubab on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM
Can't thank you enough!
by madextreme on Mar 23, 2016 at 12:52 PM
WORD 2016 !! You can use it! Try it for Word 15 too!! Go to C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style where XXXX is your user :)
by JD250 on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:38 PM
Unlike Microsoft's files, BibWord makes possible to create new styles or modify them according to the editors requirements, with minimum effort (and xslt knowledge). Being a professional author of scholarly texts, this is great and I recommend it to my students for their papers. It would be much greater to have the authors' initials appear in the in-text citations, only for different authors with the same last name, as required by several styles (e.g. APA).
by Aleg51 on Nov 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Not for Word 2016
by melcavalcanti on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:03 PM
It works in Word 2016 since version 15.17.0. For information on where to place the files, check the installation instructions.
Reply by Yves (N/A) on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM
This makes Word for Mac (2016), 15.3.1, crash. I tested ABNT styles.
by JuanGrt on Oct 14, 2015 at 8:03 PM
It works in Word 2016 since version 15.17.0. For information on where to place the files, check the installation instructions.
Reply by Yves (N/A) on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Microsoft Word 15.13.1 for Mac crashes with IEEE Reference (not tested with others)
by MHolla on Sep 12, 2015 at 3:54 PM
It works in Word 2016 since version 15.17.0. For information on where to place the files, check the installation instructions.
Reply by Yves (N/A) on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Causes microsoft word 2016 for mac (version 15.13.1) to crash
by armartin891 on Aug 18, 2015 at 9:02 PM
by Jerusalem2020J2IL on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Incredible :)
by SAG on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
it just WORKS !
by bealauppi on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Works great with Word 2010. Thanks, really saved my day!
by battie85 on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:21 AM
excellent! added the exact harvard style coventry requires you to use!
by chetanrb on May 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM
It should be noted that on a 64 bit machine you have "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)". On my machine the style folder was in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Bibliography\Style". However there was a "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\" folder as well, which got me confused in the beginning.
by BjartN on May 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Very quick and easy to install, thanks a million guys saved me alot of work!
by rayreburn on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM
The best solution for my problem. this blog being helpful to me a lot. Hats off!!!
by JohnPatel on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Thanks a lot! It works great! & It saves me a lot of time...
by engmohammedelsaid on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM
Thanks a lot! It works great!
by nanoEng on Jun 16, 2011 at 11:20 PM
This is probably one of the best plugins I've found... Finding Harvard Referencing tool for Word is priceless. Thanks!! OSX 10.6, Microsoft Word 2011
by iainn on May 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM
A little tweaking, I don't know what I did but I have a doi box and it displays and prints in the bibliography!!! That is all that matters!!!! I would like to make it a required field however. Working great word 2010
by ted1735 on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM
Thanks! Works great with 2010.
by egergo on Dec 9, 2010 at 9:57 PM
Great really saved my day
by juanalumni on Nov 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Awesome! I wonder why this is not built-in into Word.
by SPACEBAR on Nov 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM
Excellent tool! :-)
by DavidW11 on Oct 24, 2010 at 4:53 PM
how do i use this in word2010??
by ztan8789 on Jul 31, 2010 at 6:35 PM
Great ! It helped me a lot ! :)
by Konstantinos on Jul 13, 2010 at 5:44 AM
This really helps me and I appreciate it. Thanks for providing it.
by mahara on Jun 21, 2010 at 7:21 PM
Thanks, thank you, and double thanks. Coding is often a thankless job, so I'd like to rectify that with some more thanks --> thx! This helped immensely for an MSword 2007 project. I cannot fathom why MS wasn't able to make these obvious styles themselves? Beers are owed.
by jasonchouinard on Apr 25, 2010 at 9:53 AM
Exactly what I was looking for. Nearly lost all my hear before I found this project. Thank you!
by jary on Apr 1, 2010 at 9:28 PM
Excellent release! My only qualm is the IEEE styles. I noticed that when I change the font format of "Heading 2" in word, it changes the in-text references. For example, if I use underlined or italicized font in "Heading 2", it applies this to the references. I haven't noticed this with others Is there an easy way to fix this? Or, perhaps I'm unaware of something going wrong on my end.
by Zangetsu57 on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:42 AM
Brilliant When I found I could reference my assignments in Word I found it incredibly useful. Unfortunately I needed the Harvard style which I could not find and the MS website seemed to lack info on this. So a big thanks
by irubery on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM
Thanks for the Styles file for MSWORD 2007
by Memonkavi on Jun 1, 2009 at 1:22 PM
Great little tool!!! Been searching for something like this for ages!! Haha!!! Nik 1 - Microsoft 0!!!!
by DrSalsa on Apr 14, 2009 at 1:43 PM
Very useful, easy to modify to my Uni Liverpool Harvard style.
by piotrw on Mar 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM
Very helpful. Thanks!
by bkaul on Nov 20, 2008 at 9:43 PM
Just saved me a massive effort thanks. I think there is a typo in harvard leeds. "form world wide web" instead of "from world wide web"
by MarkFrank on Nov 11, 2008 at 12:16 PM
Very good work. Some small issue, but nonetheless, max score.
by reddeath on Oct 7, 2008 at 9:22 PM
Very useful. Thank you!
by DonReba on Sep 19, 2008 at 11:58 PM