05-20-2021 11:15 AM
Please help, formatting experts!
Trying to get short form citations to work....
The following command works fine:
(Author|, Year|, Cited Pages|)
With this, whenever the "cited pages" field is empty, the "Year" will be followed immediately by the final closing bracket
However, the following does not work the same way:
Author|, Year|, Cited Pages|.
All I have done is remove the ( ) and use a full stop at the end. Yet now, when the "cited pages" field is empty, I get a comma and a space before the final punctuation!
Why is it behaving like this?
thanks for your help
05-20-2021 11:33 AM - edited 05-21-2021 12:17 PM
Try replacing the spaces with "link adjacent" from the insert field drop down, except for the one in the "Cited Pages" field itself.
P.S. you can deleted the other 2 duplicate requests from their Options drop down, as long as no one replies to them!