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    ASA Format Citations

    ASA format is very similar to APA format (which Word handles nicely)

    One annoyance is with the Citation format that Word inserts with a {CITATION Smi05 \l 1033 ...} field and which shows as
    (Smith, 2005)

    ASA format does not have a comma and it should be just
    (Smith 2005)

    I've been using the "Convert to Static Text" popup, and editing the resulting text manually to delete the comma, but it would be a lot easier if I could maintain the link AND format the citation without the comma

    So is there any way to change the citation format?


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    Use Turabian, perhaps? Otherwise, you'd have to edit the APA Stylesheet - which requires a working knowledge of XML coding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macropod View Post
    Use Turabian, perhaps? Otherwise, you'd have to edit the APA Stylesheet - which requires a working knowledge of XML coding.

    I found the bibliography XSLs in ..\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style and decided I wasn't going to touch them. Turabian looks good at first for the intext cite formatting, but the bibliography format seems different

    Is there another way to use VBA to examine the Content Control text, reformat as required, and then put it back as static text?

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    Since the ASA bibliography looks like Word's rendition of ASA, why not use APA till you're ready to finalise, then convert the bibliography to static text and switch back to Turabian (or Chicago) for the citations? That way, only the bibliography needs to be unlinked.
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    Interesting approach. Should work

    Only problem is trying to remember to do it


    Update:

    Now that I knew what to Google for, I found some YouTube videos which referred to BibWord (https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=bibword)

    This was a CodePlex site but the archive file had ASA.xsl and a bunch of others.


    I added the ASA.xsl and I have to see if it's current


    Update 2 -- Easier

    https://www.fixkb.com/2010/12/biblio...soft-word.html
    Last edited by Paul_Hossler; 08-12-2018 at 05:04 PM.
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