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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 Hi! As you asked, I'm reminding you about the quotation styles issue ^^

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  • M
    Mar89

    Hi everybody, I am currently trying to write a paper using Chicago style and I was wondering: am I the only one who does not get city, publisher, volume, issue and pages in the automatically formatted bibliography? I've inserted all this data in papers but it seems like Manuscripts does not report them in the final bibliography.

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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 Awesome! Thanks!

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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 Yes, it's crazy complicated. Anyway, I can imagine this is not a feasible adjustment, and frankly the idea to fix the exported file does not sound particularly troublesome, given the fact that eventually I would have to export it anyway I guess. I still have faith that your app will free me from the continuous crashes of Word on Mac :D So, thank you! :)

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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 For instance:
    The conference held in X at X university brought significant contributions to the field (Rao Pengzi 2007, 255).

    Bibliography:
    Rao Pengzi 饶芃子. 2007. *title of the book in latin transcription in italics" "title in Chinese characters not in italics" "Translation in English not in italics" City, publisher, etc.

    This is the standard for this kind of papers. The names in Chinese characters are not normally put in the in-text references, but you cannot avoid to put them in the bibliography (too many names are spelled in the same ways in latin, but in different ways in Chinese). Also, italics for Chinese characters is never used, but it is used for the latin transcription of the same title, which cannot be left alone because it would not make any sense. I know this is complicated and almost impossible to achieve automatically, that is why I usually fix the references manually. If I change the citation style to year only, this is what I get: The conference held in X at X university brought significant contributions to the field (2007, 255). This could work if I could then add the name Rao Pengzi inside the brackets, but I can't. And still the problem with the bibliography remains. Is it any clearer? :)

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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 Thank you, this would be perfect, but it seems that I cannot type anything inside the brackets. Honestly I don't know if it's only my version, but if only I could do that I would have more or less solved my problem.

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  • M
    Mar89

    @mz2 That would work, but I basically always have to use names. Also, when the bibliography is formatted automatically, it writes -for instance- the titles of books in italics, which is correct for any Western language, but it is not used for Chinese characters. I know that formatting the citations manually brings, of course, problems with the automatic change of citation style, but it is really the only way I have found so far to cope with these references. Maybe the non-latin languages could use an option that disables this automatic synch :)

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  • M
    Mar89

    Hello everybody!
    Firstly, let me say I'm really excited to see this app improving, thank you!
    Secondly, I would like to ask if there is any way to edit the bibliography and the citations manually. I am messing with sources in Chinese, and I do not wish to see the names in Chinese characters in the in-text references, but I still need them in the final bibliography. When using Word, I simply deleted them manually every time I inserted a reference, but with Manuscripts this does not seem to be possible. And it looks as I am not able to edit the bibliography either. Is there any solution to this problem?
    Thanks,
    Martina

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