I am just about to submit my thesis and I am having a problem with some of the formatting of the footnotes in Endnote. I am using Chicago 16th Footnote output style. The official style guide says that repeat references should use a shortened title.
As an example a full footnote might look like this:
Linda Kouvaras, Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age (Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub., 2013), 147.
The official Chicago guide says that for repeated footnotes the title should be shortened:
“The most common short form consists of the last name of the author and the main title of the work cited, usually shortened if more than four words”
The problem I am having is that the repeated footnote is not short enough. It looks like this:
Kouvaras, Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age, 147.
My supervisor would much rather that it simply read: Kouvaras, Loading the Silence, 147.
I have tried editing the output style but this ‘short title’ field is a preexisting field that I don’t know how to edit or do not know the criteria upon which endnote decides that this is a short title (clearly this title isn’t shortened).
Does anyone know how I can either edit the field itself so that everything after the colon does not appear in the shortened footnote? (or to stipulate how many words a “short title” might be)
OR perhaps an easy way around this that does not involve me manually editing enough footnotes to push me over the edge
Thanks in advance