Word/One Note code question

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    Sep 12, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
    Hey guys, so I'm about to start on my bunch of essays for the semester, and I am dreading the referencing that is to come. Seeing as the bibliography section in word doesn't have any style which conforms to my school's required style, I was wondering if there was any (relatively simple) way of making a custom bibliography style.

    Ideally the style would have:

    1 format for Bibliographic references,

    1 format for footnotes,

    1 format for repeat footnotes.

    The last one, whilst not essential, would be highly desirable. Can anyone tell me if this is possible, and if so, point me in the right direction to do it?

    If I have to manually inverse first names and last names, and change commas to full stops, and selectively capitalise one more time, I think I may snap. There would be semicolons everywhere I tell you...
  • beaujangle

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    Sep 12, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    Good question! It's good to have a head start. It's important.

    Does your uni recommend a book on citation? Like the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.
  • DukeAtreides

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    Sep 12, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I use EndNote for all of my citation issues, but I'm not sure if it can be personalized like that. I've never tried. I do know that it has hundreds of possible citation formats, so as long as your school wants a citation that is a standard format SOMEWHERE, EndNote is probably most likely to have it.
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    Sep 12, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    There is a school guide, which appears to follow a oxford/chicago-ish format.

    E.g. Journal Article

    Biblio
    Last, First. "Title Goes Here". Journal Name 15:1 (Month Year) Pages.

    Footnote
    First Last, "Title Goes Here", Journal Name 15:1 (Month Year) Page.

    Repeat Citation
    Last, "Title Goes Here", Page.
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    Sep 12, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    BibTeX!
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    Sep 12, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    Use Endnote. I use it every day for work, because different journals have different styles for formatting references. While I use the standard two mostly, I do believe you can format it and create your own referencing style in it.
  • beaujangle

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    Sep 13, 2010 11:47 AM GMT
    Daedalus304 saidThere is a school guide, which appears to follow a oxford/chicago-ish format.
    E.g. Journal Article
    Biblio
    Last, First. "Title Goes Here". Journal Name 15:1 (Month Year) Pages.
    Footnote
    First Last, "Title Goes Here", Journal Name 15:1 (Month Year) Page.
    Repeat Citation
    Last, "Title Goes Here", Page.



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