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Re: Compliance with Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed, Headline
|Re: Compliance with Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed, Headline
Author: John East
Posted: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 10:56:10 -0400 (
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 11:48:33 +1000
> I seek to customize an output style such that I can output the contents
> of my EndNote library into Word and have it be in compliance with the
> recommendations for Title of Works in section 8.167 et al found on pp.
> 366-367 of the latest Chicago Manual of Style.
> I think I've been able to do this by going to EndNote,
> "Output Styles",
> "Edit 'Chicago 15th B'"
> "Title Capitalization" and
> selecting "Headline Style Capitalization"
> I also know how to go to "Preferences" "Change Case" and enter the list
> of characters that I do NOT want EndNote to mess with.
> However, what I'm seeking is to be able to accomplish this type of
> operation internally--i.e. to modify the raw data that I've sucked in
> from various inconsistent databases into EndNote, while in EndNote, so
> that the contents of my database is "purified" and compliant with CMS.
> (e.g. such that a title of "THIS IS A TEST" becomes "This is a Test"
> without leaving EndNote)
> Failing that, is there an easy way for me to recycle the output from
> that style that meets spec by sucking it back into EndNote en masse? If
> so, how?
> I know that I can cut and paste the field out of EndNote into Word, do a
> "Format" "Change Case" "Title Case" operation on it", then cut & paste
> back into EndNote--but this is tedious when dealing with 3-figures worth
> of entries (e.g. 291).
> My understanding of what tech support told me, is that I can't
> accomplish what I want to do. But I've heard that before about
> something else and it wasn't correct, so I'm seeking additional wisdom
> from other users, etc.
I think it is possible to do what you want, but it involves exporting the
data in your library and importing it into a new library. This will possibly
change the reference numbers, so if you have already formatted Word
documents with your library, it would be a problem if the reference numbers
were different in your new library: you couldn't reformat your document.
Anyway, here is the procedure. Open the output style called "EndNote Export"
for editing. Go to "Bibliography|Title Capitalization" and change the
setting to "Headline Style Capitalization". Close the edit window and save
the changes when prompted.
Select your modified style as the active style. Now select all references
(Ctrl+A) and export them (File|Export) as a text file (*.txt). Open a new
library. Import (File|Import) this text file using the "EndNote Import"
import option. I think this should fix the problem with the titles.
If you have problems with other fields, you may need to modify the EndNote
Import filter. For example, if your Publisher field is sometimes in upper
case, open the EndNote Import filter for editing and save it under a new
name, e.g. EndNote Import Modified. Go to the "Field Editing" section, and
select the Publisher field. Then go to the "Change Uppercase text to" box
and select "Headline". Import your text file using this modified filter.
Hope this helps,
University of Queensland Library
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