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asked 2013-08-28 15:08:21 +0200

HikariWS gravatar image

updated 2015-11-07 10:51:05 +0200

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Hello guys. I'm building an ott template and I must create a Bibliographic References, whose itens must be cross-referenced anywhere.

ATM these itens use a style with its own Numbering Style, which automatically adds incremental numbers to it. These numbers can be used in cross reference. But now, instead of numbers, I must use text.

For example, ATM I'd have an item [3] GONÇALVES, Joseval Magalhães, RIBEIRO, Guilherme Rocha, CARVALHO, Milene Barbosa. MPI Web Interface: interface de acesso a clusters através da Web, WSCAD, 2007. which can be referenced as [3].

Now I need it to be GONÇALVES, Joseval Magalhães, RIBEIRO, Guilherme Rocha, CARVALHO, Milene Barbosa. MPI Web Interface: interface de acesso a clusters através da Web, WSCAD, 2007. and reference it as GONÇALVES (2007).

This is kinda troubling, because the text used in reference won't be in source text, and of course I want to set it so that I won't need to type it everytime I add a reference or search and replace it when I need to change it.

Any idea how I can do it? I'm using LibreOffice 3.6 and ODT 1.2 Extended.

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answered 2013-08-29 04:30:17 +0200

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Main text -> main text = cross-reference. Main text -> bibliography / reference list = citation. I am not clear on why you need to set the citations (cross-references?) in a template. Your question raises a lot of further questions about how your document / template is put together. For example, are you using the existing bibliography feature of LO or some external plug-in equivalent e.g., Zotero, Mandeley?

If you are a reference manager facility, then all you should have to do is change the style from Vancouver style (e.g., numbered entries) to APA or similar (e.g., author name and date). If you have written the citations manually in the text and your bibliography entries manually, you are going to have to use find & replace to manually change them one at a time.

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Thanks I'll try your tip. "Main text" means select the text and right click it?

HikariWS gravatar imageHikariWS ( 2013-08-29 14:23:30 +0200 )edit

I'm not using any plugin, if there's any that enhances cross-reference features I'd love to use it! The template won't have bibliography text, it has styles (formatting) and the structure of the document. When I use the template to build a document I'll add its bibliography.

HikariWS gravatar imageHikariWS ( 2013-08-29 14:25:28 +0200 )edit

No. "Main text" means the main body of your work, as opposed to the forepapers and endpapers. A cross-reference (Insert > Cross-reference) is a feature used to link parts of the main body of a work. A citation (usually inserted via a plug-in or corresponding bibliography facility) links the main body to the bibliography in the endpapers.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-08-30 01:59:19 +0200 )edit

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