05-21-2009 02:47 PM
Hello, helpful EndNote peoples:
I'm a librarian in a medical library. I do basic EndNote training. I am a pretty good beginning-level user and teacher but sometimes people come in with questions I cannot answer.
I need help. A patron wants to use Vancouver style but she wants her in-text citations to appear as superscript numbers. I am aware that it is possible to edit Output Styles, so I tried to find a way to change the in-text citations to superscript in the Style Manager. I did not find a way to do this.
Does anyone out there know how my patron can do this in Vancouver style? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!
05-21-2009 03:45 PM
OK, nevermind- I found my answer!
In case anyone else is curious, this is what I did:
-Click Edit >> Output Styles >> Edit Vancouver
-In menu at left, under Citations, click Templates
-Click on A1 on top of editing window (this looks like an "A" with a superscript "1")
-Close Vancouver style. When dialogue box asks if you want to save it, say yes. Give style a new name like
Maybe this will help someone else. Thanks again for helping me out in the past!
07-25-2014 12:50 PM
Hello Monica, You have answered to my question, the answer for which, I was seeking for months now. You steps are very helpful.
One last favour, can you also tell me how do I remove the brackets from the superscripted numbers? They are annoying and Journals don't want them....
07-25-2014 12:55 PM
And the additional step people often forget, is to go to the manuscript and change the output style to the newest edited version on the endnote tool ribbon/bar
09-19-2014 05:56 AM
This was for me also a problem, so thank you for your explanation. I'd like to have the Vancouver Style in superscript.
I followed your steps but I can't find the A1 you're referring to. Maybe there's a difference between the Mac and Windows version? Or did something change in the updates of the software?
I hope you can help me, it's the most decent answer I found so far.
11-27-2014 12:49 PM
I'm having the same problem with the x7 version on Mac and have followd your instructions, but when copying the reference (with the edited format selected) to Word, the in-text citation is still showing up as a bracketed numerical citation that's not superscripted.
My steps are:
Open endnote library
Choose a numbered citation format
Edit > output styles > edit "citation format name"
Citations > templates, at which point I see exactly what the last user posted as a screenshot
I've highlighted both "Biography Number" texts and superscripted them in turn as suggested (through the edit > font menu), but after I save, made sure I've selected the citation format I just edited, and copy the citation over to the word document, the bracketed numerical citation is still there. Do you know what I might be doing wrong?