Repeating footnote citation issue

Hi all,

I am hoping someone here may be able to help me, as I can’t for the life of me figure out how to solve this problem affecting my doctorate research. First of all let me state my setup: Win 7, Office 2010 and Endnote X4.

I have included an attachment for convenience. When entering footnote citations in the Chicago style (which I have modified slightly but not anything in this area, as far as I know), repeated citations of texts from the same book series receive a puzzling treatment of “ibid.” on the series title, though not for any other portion of the text. I have been using Endnote since X1 and can’t remember ever having this problem before.

As an example, pasted exactly as they appear in my Word 2010 document:

[1] Frank E. Vogel, Islamic Law and Legal System: Studies of Saudi Arabia, ed. Ruud Peters and Bernard Weiss, vol. 8, Studies in Islamic Law and Society (Leiden: Brill, 2000).

[2] Guy Bechor, The Sanhuri Code, and the Emergence of Modern Arab Civil Law (1932 to 1949), ed. Ruud Peters and Kevin Reinhart, vol. 29ibid. (Leiden; Boston2007).

[3] Clark Benner Lombardi, _State Law as Islamic Law in Egypt_ibid., vol. 19 (2006).

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this issue? I would prefer to have the full series title appear as it is the first citation for each text, and then subsequent citations will only use the author and book title.

Any help would be most appreciated,


II don’t know if this related to the other footnoting bugs in X4 or not, but if you attach the actual style to the message, a footnote guru here might be able to look at it. Does it happen with other footnote styles?  Can you try reverting to a newly downloaded version of the style and see if it works? 

Hi, thanks for your response! :slight_smile:

I have tried a number of other formats and all that would show the series title in the footnote appear to have the same problem. I have enclosed my modified Chicago style below.

It’s truly perplexing me.


Chicago 15th A (modified).ens (54.4 KB)


You need to turn off the “when the source repeats in consecutive citations”

You can find this in:

    Footnotes/Repeated Citations/If the same Source repeats in consecutive citations

         Replace repeated data with: ibid

There is also a checkbox which will only replace the secondary title, you leave the Replace repeated data with Ibid on and then check the “replace only the secondary title”


select the radio button for “no special handling”

Cheryl --The EndNote Team

Hi there I’m experiencing the same problem as the O.P. Unfortunately, the proposed solution does not help, because turning off “Replace repeated data with” ibid. would prevent Ibid. from showing up for repeated works - that is, based off the book’s title. And the checkbox “Replace only the secondary title” is exactly the opposite of what is needed. What is needed is a way to replace the main book Title with Ibid. if repeated, but if a Secondary Title (which is being used for a Series title in the style) is repeated, this would not trigger an “Ibid.”

Is there a way to keep Ibid. showing up for the primary title, but not for the secondary title?