I’m trying to work out if it’s possible for Endnote to shorten the title when using short form in the footnote section.
For example the first time a reference appears it would look like this:
William McGucken, Scientists, Society, and State : The Social Relations of Science Movement in Great Britain, 1931-1947 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1984), p. 1.
Using the shortened form it looks like this:
McGucken, Scientists, Society, and State : The Social Relations of Science Movement in Great Britain, 1931-1947, p. 1.
Is there any way to change it so it appears without the second part of the title after the colon (:), like this:
McGucken, Scientists, Society, and State, 1931-1947, p. 1.
Isn’t there a field called “short title” in the reference type record? I believe the “short form” footnote templates will use the short form of the title entered into that field. If an EndNote style is configured to use the Short Title field, and that field is empty for a particular reference, the normal Title field is used instead. The Chicago 16th footnote style is an example of one set up in this way.
Thanks for replying.
I’ve been using the short form but I don’t know how to configure it so it only puts the first part of the title up.
I’m using Chicago 16th A
The field looks like this:
Author, Short Title|, Volume|, Cited Pages|.
But have you entered a “short title” for the citations you are using into the “short title” field in the library itself?
How exactly do you do this?
open the record (double click on it) and copy the part of the title you want as the sort version to the “short title field”.
Thanks that’s solved the problem