The @ sign in custom formats

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danzac
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The @ sign in custom formats

Post by danzac » Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm

I am working on updating my custom format to conform to the SBL (2nd ed.) format. While working on the format, I found that the @ sign seems to do 2 different things: it can represent the cited page (User Guide pg.262), or in the "Special characters" dropdown in the format manager, the @ sign represents the Unique ID number.

Just trying to figure out which is correct.
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Re: The @ sign in custom formats

Post by Jon » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:24 am

When @ was repurposed the symbol for referring to the unique id number in a format was changed to =. If you see a place in the app or in the documentation where that change wasn't made please let me know.

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Re: The @ sign in custom formats

Post by danzac » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:05 am

Okay. the "Special characters" dropdown in the format manager Is where I found it
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Re: The @ sign in custom formats

Post by Jon » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:13 am

What version of Bookends are you running? In the 13.2.3 Formats Manager Special Characters popup @ is assigned to Cited Pages and = is assigned to unique id number.

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Re: The @ sign in custom formats

Post by danzac » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:24 am

Latest version. Found it. Citation Options > Built-in OR Custom
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Re: The @ sign in custom formats

Post by Jon » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:27 am

Thanks, I see it. Fixed.

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