Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

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joseph_anton
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Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Post by joseph_anton » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:36 pm

I have noticed that when I generate a citation in Bookends using the "Exclude authors and title parameter [&]," the citation is correctly passed to Mellel (i.e., I can click on the citation and see that it begins with &), but for some reason Mellel is showing authors and title anyway. I wonder if anyone else has run into this issue and knows how to solve it?

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Re: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Post by Icelander » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Using &, as described in Bookends User Guide v13.2, p. 255, does not work in Mellel 4. Instead you can use hypen or dash to suppress the author and title.
If your citations are in the MLA style (Author Year), i.e. with no title, you can also use % instead of &.

By the way, if I understand you correctly, it seems you are entering the ampersand into Bookends' *Format Manager* in order to temporally suppress author and title. That's a very unusual approach. Normally, for this purpose one would just edit a citation in Mellel manually by double-clicking on it and then add special characters such as @, &, /, ^, _, % etc. to the citation.

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Re: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Post by joseph_anton » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:48 pm

Thank you Icelander, and sorry that I didn't notice your reply sooner! This issue was caused by a bug in one of the versions of Bookends that has since been corrected.

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Re: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Post by Icelander » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:13 am

Thank you for the update on this issue. Much appreciated, Joseph.

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Re: Bookends: Exclude authors and title parameter

Post by lyndondrake » Wed May 29, 2019 9:49 am

Suppressing the author using a - doesn't work for me in Mellel (4.1.5r1). The Mellel manual (p. 105) says that a % character should be used, but that doesn't work either. Neither do the Bookends-specific options of & or ^.

Any suggestions?

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