Adding full stops to a title

Hi all,

I am using EndNote X2 and I am quoting an essay from the following book: La forma del pensiero. Filippo Juvarra. La costruzione del ricordo attraverso la celebrazione della memoria.

As you can see, the title has full stops and my problem is that for some reason they do not show in my bibliography. If I add a colon or a semicolon instead of the full stop, these both show, but the full stop does not appear.

Does anybody know why this is happening and how I could solve this issue?



EndNote X2 is an older version which is not officially supported, but I’ve attempted to reproduce the same issue with my EndNote X2 installation and have been unable to do so.  Which exact version of EndNote X2 do you have installed?  There were several updates and the most recent Windows version of X2 is EndNote X2.0.4.  Also, which output style are you previewing in your screenshot?  Does this behavior change when previewing a different EndNote style?

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Jimmy M.
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Hello Jimmy,

Thank you for getting back to me so promptly.

My version of Endnote is indeed X2.0.4, and yes, this behaviour changes when I change the output style. 

As for the style itself, I had to customize it to my needs because, unfortunately, the Art History style provided by EndNote does not seem to be structured for art historians. For instance, the Art History output style does not provide a reference for exhibition catalogues. Art historians use them very often and they reference also exhibition catalogue essays, and exhibition catalogue entries, and none of these three references are available. Therefore, I had to change things a bit so that EndNote could meet my needs.

Anyway, I’m having this full-stop issue only with the Book Section reference (i.e. the reference I use to quote essays in books). I have modified the Generic reference and I have set things so that the “title” field is the actual title of the essay and that the former “secondary title” field is now the book title. Do you think this could be the source of the problem?

I don’t know whether it may be of any help, but I have attached a screenshot of how my “Book Section” reference looks like.

Thank you for your help and for your time.



It would also help if you were able to Zip the output style and attach the zip file to your message.  You can also change the extension of the filename to .txt instead of .ens and attach that. Just warn us you have done so, so we can save it and change it back. 

Cell Copy.txt (13.3 KB)

Hello Leanne,

Thank you for your reply.

I have attached my Output Style as a .txt, just as you suggested.

I hope this may be useful!

Thanks again for your help and for your time.


MyArtHistoryPhDCitationStyle.txt (35.4 KB)


There is a setting in the 'Journal Name" section which is most likely causing this to happen. 

Open the Style,

Click on Journal Names

Click the box next to “Abbreviate Journal Articles Only”

Save the Style

EndNote X2 is no longer supported and this setting no longer affects the Secondary Title field in other reference types in current versions. 


Cheryl - The EndNote Team.

Hello Cheryl,

The problem is now solved!

Thank you for your help and for your time.

All the best,