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How to change the format of citations

Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

When you create a citation for multiple references in a document, the ordinary format for the citation is [1, 2, 3, 4]. You can change that format to [1-4] with the cite.sty macro. Follow these steps to change the citation format:

  1. Specify the citation format:

    1. Open your document.

    2. From the File menu, choose Style.

    3. In the LaTeX Style for Print and Preview dialog box, click Go Native.

    4. In the Version section of the Native LaTeX Style dialog box, click LaTeX 2e.

    5. In the Packages input area, type {cite}.

    6. Choose OK to close the Native LaTeX Style dialog box.

    7. Choose OK to close the LaTeX Style for Print and Preview dialog box.

  2. Create the citation:

    1. Place the insertion point where you want the citation to occur.

    2. From the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose Citation.

    3. In the input field, list the names of all the authors you want to cite, separated by commas.

    4. Choose OK.

Added 06/19/96; revised 06/23/04

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