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EndNote X7/X8 (and earlier editions)   Tags: bibliographic manager, citations, how_to  

These instructions were written as a short introduction to using EndNote X3, but have been updated continuously to reflect changes to X8.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Style Guides often have unique rules on to fomat. Check out these links to make sure you are making appropriate changes.

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Capitalization Overview

Note that what you see in the library display window, is NOT what you will see in the final display for any output style. Make sure you look at the preview window to determine the final format.

If you still want to change the capitalization, it is best to do it by modifying an output style.
[Follow instructions below]


Capitalization Styles: Endnote Definitions

Leave titles As entered: No changes are made.

Headline style capitalization: The first letter of every significant word is capitalized. Articles and prepositions are not capitalized.

Sentence style capitalization: Only the first letter of every title is capitalized.


Changing Capitalization in X5

Determine if the capitalization you want is selected (by default) for the output style of choice:

    1. Select Edit
    2. Select Output Styles
    3. Select Open Style Manager

   4.Highlight the Style you wish to edit and select edit:

5. On the left side of the screen look for  Bibliography, and the subheading Title Capitalization and determine what the default format is [the default is the bulleted item] If you don't like it you can change it, BUT BE CAREFUL, this becomes a permanent change. A better alternative is to make a copy of the format and then make any changes to it you wish.

6. Both the Footnotes and Bibliography sections have a Title Capitalization panel. This lets you enter one style of capitalization for the titles in your bibliographic references, and another format for when the references appear in footnotes.


Changing Capitalization in X6

You can make the changes the same way you do for X5 [see instructions in box above].

Additionally, under Tools [on the main menu-bar] use the "Change/Copy/Move Fields" command to change case.




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