Formatting abbreviations in text


I’m still trying to get into the swing of things with Endnote and have a question:

When I insert a 2-author citation into my text, it appears as (for example): “(Smith and Brown 2008)”. I would like it to read “(Smith & Brown 2008)”. Probably very simple to do, but I haven’t been able to work it out yet… Any help would be appreciated :slight_smile:


Either my computer is not working or there’s no text in your reply :wink:

I seemed to have problems last night with my connections… I wrote it TWICE! so here goes three times:

you need to edit the style to replace the " and " with " & " or find one that already has an &.  Editing styles for this is usually easlier than scanning the 3000+ styles for what you want.  Edit, Output Style, edit “your-currently-selected-style”.  Under Citation, edit the Author Lists item.  Make sure there are spaces before and after the &.  Save as a new style and they make sure to run the “format Bibliography” and change to the new style. 

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Thanks, got it! :slight_smile: