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how to do in-text citations?

asked 2019-08-12 12:49:32 +0200

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updated 2020-08-09 00:33:01 +0200

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What is the option used for creating intext citations in LibreOffice? Like in Microsoft word, at the end of a sentence in brackets the name of the author and year or page number is mentioned?..How to do this in LibreOffice?

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This a matter of styles. For in-text inserts, you need an adequate character style. So, please, edit (don't answer) your question to describe how your inline citations must be formatted.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-08-12 13:45:44 +0200 )edit

Sorry, I misunderstood the question. What you want is to insert a bibliography entry somewhere in your text.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-08-12 14:04:35 +0200 )edit

Changed common tag to writer so the question gets proper visibility.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-08-12 14:34:39 +0200 )edit

@erAck: danke schön! I forgot to do it

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-08-12 14:44:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-08-12 14:15:02 +0200

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Playing with bibliography is a three-step process.

A - Create your bibliography database

Open the database with Tools>Bibliography Database. Writer ships with a demo database pre-filled with various entries. At your convenience, either erase unwanted entries or keep them and add new entries.

The DB has many fields. You don't need to fill in them all.

B - Insert bibliography entries

Where you need a bibliography reference, Insert>Table of Contents & Index>Bibliography Entry, select the short name from the drop-down menu.

C - Create the bibliography table

The table is usually at the end of the document. In an empty paragraph, Insert>Table of Contents & Index>TOC, Index or Bibliography. Choose type Bibliography from the drop-down menu. If you'd like to customise entry appearance, go to Entries tab.

For details, read at least the built-in help.

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