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, Rick Albright <logres@...> wrote:
> I just know that one of the most time-consuming issues is
> dealing with citations that don't fall neatly into one of
> the typical categories, or that involve multiple
> categories at once--for example an article in an anthology
> that is multivolume and has both a translator and an
> editor and may be a reprint. Or a citation from a
> classical Greek or Latin source where a paragraph number
> from a standard edition is usually cited. From some of my
> colleagues on some academic listservs, none of the
> automated products such as Endnote or ProCite will handle
> some of these crazy combinations.
When I first built Citations, I had FileMaker's field calculations
and WP macros do most of the work. I now see that I should
have put much more of the code in Applescript. The next
rewrite of Citations will have that, with a comprehensive dialog
that will let you set _any_ reference format easily.
I'm glad to hear these evaluations of Endnote and ProCite, since
it's always nice to have Citations a couple of steps ahead. More
info from the listserves welcome.
> Do you know offhand if it can handle repeat citations?
> Under Chicago style, second and subsequent citations from
> a source get an abbreviated citation format.
It handles repeat citations (and footnotes and endnotes) just
> My final question: I assume this only works under the Mac
> WP, correct? I know some of the aforementioned listserv
> members use WordPerfect (Windows, I think), and have
> expressed concern about some of the other citation tools
> that only work with Word. But I think I recall hearing
> that the macro languages are not the same in Mac and
> Windows versions of WP.
Citations is Mac-only. The macro languages for WP Mac and
WP Win differ, and Applescript is also Mac-only.