Floating citations multiple refs

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marcus
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Floating citations multiple refs

Post by marcus » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:12 am

Hi all,

Apologies if this has been answered, but I cannot find it in the archives or in the FAQ.

I'm currently using Scrivener to write a dissertation and am wondering what the easiest way to input multiple references into my manuscript using floating citations. For example, if I want to cite both Smith 2015 and Rogers 2017, do I cite one with the unique identifier, then delete the close bracket on the first citation } and the open bracket on the other and merge them with a semi-colon? (e.g. {Smith, 2015, #6755} & {Rogers, 2017, #4456}= {Smith, 2015, #6755; Rogers, 2017, #4456}.

With papers and paperpile, I could select all of the citations before actually inputting them into the manuscript. The software would also know, according to the style selected, which citation to put first, etc.

Am I missing a feature or a workflow, or do I have to input the multiple refs and manually connect them with semi colons (and also verify their correct order via the style guide)?

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Floating citations multiple refs

Post by Jon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:23 am

You can do this in the library window -- select the refs you want and Copy Citation. They'll be inserted as a group. Floating Citations only selects one at a time (the same as in Papers, AFAICT), so you'd have to use the manual semicolon edit you describe if you want them in the same set of curly brackets. Note that for scanning, though, Bookends will consider temp citations that are back-to-back to be in the same group (no spaces between them are allowed). E.g. {temp cite1}{temp cite2}. You can do that with Floating Citations.

As for order in the group, that's determined when the reference is scanned. The format tells Bookends how to order them.

Jon
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