Putting word chapter numbers into endnoe citations

Well it’s time to properly look at writing my thesis and so I am strating with the easy stuff - formatting (or so i thought).

All my thesis is in one document which is made up of several chapters (with section breaks in between)

My currect hurdle is that I am wanting all the reference citations in chapter one to look like: [1.1] [1.2] [1.3] etc, the citations in chapter two to look like: [2.1] [2.2] [2.2] and so on

Does anyone know of a way to do this using word and endnote?

thanks y’all

kind regards,


 The short answer is “no, endnote can’t do that automatically.”

 I (who require my students to use all of Words bells and whistles for  auto numbering of chapters and sections/subsections, figures, tables, tables of contents, list of figures, list of tables etc) have never even contemplated requiring this kind of thing.  In fact I insist that they use an Author, year output style, because when you are reading a long document, it is extremely helpful not to have to refer to the references at the end of a chapter or thesis, everytime you want to know what references is being referred to.  But I digress. 

So  I am trying to envision how this is going to work in the final document.  

if a references is used in chapter 1 and then again in chapter 2, will (a) chapter 2 refer to the the 1.x citation or (b) generate a new 2.x? 

If the answer is reuse (which is a waste of space), then you can manually adjust a “chapter specific” output style for each individual chapter in a separate document, and include the chapter number in the layout of the style.  Then remove the endnote fields prior to combining the thesis into one document. Oh, and you need to also include the chapter number in the “citation” template in that chapter specific output style.   (I don’t like this, but it is the only way I can figure out how to do it.)

If (a), – forget it, it ain’t gonna happen. 

Is there really a university to asks for this format?