Page 1 of 1

Editing citations in MS Word

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 pm
by swmartin1960
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?


Stephen Martin.

Re: Editing citations in MS Word

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:27 am
by Jon
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

Sonny Software