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APA, Endnote in-text citations -> MS Word footnotes/endnotes
|APA, Endnote in-text citations -> MS Word footnotes/endnotes
Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:21:30 -0500
I use Endnote and the APA 5th style for in-text citations and consequent
bibliography building in the empirical articles I write for academic
journals. I'm sure many of you do as well. I am interested in figuring
out if there is a way (perhaps a visual basic macro for MS
Word?) to take a document with in-text Endnote citations and have it
scan through it, look for specialized Endnote field code, and then
change the in-text citations to a footnote or an endnote (depending on
what I choose) where the bibliographic reference entry is then at the
end of the page or document. That way, the text is not broken up by
in-text citations - but the citations are still there, just masked a bit
with a superscript number. This should improve readability for a
general audience but again keep the citations present. To note, with
each footnote or endnote there will may be multiple bibliographic
entries. I hope it doesn't get messy.
I can clarify this if need be. With a 200-page document, it would save
me so much time if this were possible. Otherwise, I envision slowly
going mad while manually taking every single Endnote in-text citation
and changing it manually into a footnote or endnote in Microsoft Word.
Even if this hasn't been done, perhaps it's worth hiring a VB developer
to cobble together such a solution, if you think it's possible. I'm
interested in hearing your thoughts.
By the way, I did go through the archives to try to find a solution.
I know that using, let's say, an updated/modified Chicago Style, I can
manually insert a footnote at the end of a sentence and then
drag-and-drop required references to that MS Word-generated footnote at
the bottom of the page, and it will automatically list out the
bibliographic entry right then and there. This can't be done with the
APA style file I have, and it doesn't solve my problem about manually
Thank you for your time and interest in my problem.
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