Editing citations in MS Word

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swmartin1960
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Editing citations in MS Word

Post by swmartin1960 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 pm

This should be obvious but I can't find anything on how to do it. I have scanned my document and the temporary citations have been replaced with (author, date, page) per Harvard style. I want to do further edits, which means tweaking the citations (removing author, for instance) but want to convert them from MS Word fields to just text. I have tried command/shift/F9 but what I get is the temporary citation with some extra characters.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks,

Stephen Martin.

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Re: Editing citations in MS Word

Post by Jon » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:27 am

No need to convert to text, just edit the field in place.

But there's a better option -- Bookends lets you do things like removing the author on an ad hoc basis with metacharacters. For instance,

{-temp cite}

would remove authors.

Check out the user guide for how temporary citations work, and for a quick refresher look at Edit -> Copy Citation With Modifiers

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