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Adding prefixes and suffixes to citations

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EndNote has the capability to add prefixes and suffixes to a citation in a manuscript (e.g. 1-3). Unfortunately, Bibus does not have this capability as of Bibus 1.3 and the CVS version as of 1/27/2007.

Work around #1

  1. Go to Styles and Edit in Bibus.
  2. Click the Bibliographic Index Tab
  3. Change Citation Brackets to none
  4. Save
  5. Insert the references into OpenOffice
  6. Add the parentheses or brackets manually.

Work around #2

Change the style of how you add the prefixes and suffixes:

EndNote                    Bibus
=======                    =====
(e.g. 1-3)                 (e.g. (1-3))
(See Figure in ref. 1)     (See Figure in ref. (1)) or [See Figure in ref. (1)]
(1-3 and others)           ((1-3) and others)

1 suggestion about the work around

To make Bibus as compatible with EndNote as possible, I would suggest removing the parenthesis for the style. Then I propose using curly brackets in the paper. Therefore, the temporary citation is in your document manuscript_v01_00.odt:

{e.g. 1 5 7 3}


Save the finalized version of the text with f on the end of the file:

i.e. manuscript_v01_00f.odt

Click finalize in bibus. After finalizing, the reference will look like

{e.g. 1,3,5,7}

Then find and replace { with a ( or a [. Do the same for the other bracket.

If you use, curly bracket in your manuscript, you can use something that uniquely defines the reference. i.e. !{ and }! and replace those.

Otherwise, if you don't do this curly bracket thing, you might have a hard time fixing it.

The final final version should look like:

(e.g. 1,3,5,7)
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