5.2 Editing and Creating RefWorks Output Styles


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Editing and Creating RefWorks Output Styles
You can access the Output Style Editor under the Bibliography menu.
To create a new style from scratch, click the New button.
Then enter a name for the style
Optionally you can also enter a URL or comments.
Under Citation Type
Choose if you want the style to include In-Text Citations Only,
Notes Only, or In-Text Citations and Notes.
Then click the Edit button to configure your style's settings.
We'll get into these settings in a moment.
You may find it quicker and easier to edit an existing style
And make adjustments to it instead of starting from nothing.
To do this, first select the style you want to customize under the Style dropdown menu.
If you don't know which one to select but have some idea of how it should appear
You can use the Preview Output Style feature to find one.
Let's say you want to create a modified version of Turabian 7th edition with Notes.
Once you've selected your style, enter a new name for it here.
Then click the Save As button.
This is necessary because you can't actually edit the original styles themselves.
Instead you are basically making changes to a copy of the original style.
If you like, you can edit the Link and Comments information.
Under the Citation Type dropdown menu
Specify if the style will create In-Text Citations Only
Notes only (as in footnotes or endnotes)
Or both In-Text Citations and Notes.
In this example I'll choose In-Text Citations and Notes.
Next click the Edit button.
Because I chose In-Text Citations and Notes for this style
You see tabs for Bibliography, In-Text Citations, and Notes.
Each tab controls general settings, alternate language styles, and reference type definitions.
The Bibliography tab, which we see now, is where you define how the reference list will
be formatted.
Bibliography Settings
Control things like the sort order, the reference list title, indents, spacing, and so on.
Alternative Language Style(s)
Are useful for when you are making a bibliography composed of references in different languages
When those languages have different ways of handling things like capitalization and ordinal
numbers.
And the Reference type settings control the reference type definitions:
What fields different reference types should include and how they should be ordered,
And formatting options such as number of authors, casing, text attributes, abbreviations, and
more.
At the bottom of each tab is a preview of what different reference types
Will look like when using your chosen settings.
The In-Text Citations Tab offers similar settings
These settings apply to the citations in the body of a document.
Under Citation Settings
You'll find options similar to the Bibliography Settings.
But these apply to the formatting of the citations rather than the bibliography.
The same is true for Note Settings under the Notes tab.