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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Embedded citations for individual notes
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 13:58:33 -0800
Tom - Embedded citations are presupposing that you want foot/endnote output.
Under that scenario, the reference number to a citation always appears at
the end of the text, not prefatory to it. I can't think of any instance
where I have seen the reference/superior number referring to a citation
appearing before the text which it supports; it is always after.
If you want all of the 5 embedded citations to be consolidated into a single
note, don't add 5 citations. Add one at the end of the text and then when
you want to add another, open the original citation and do Ctrl+L to add a
second. This will build your "string cite." Then you can reorder the
citations in the Citations View by dragging and dropping them into the order
you want. Alternatively, with the Citations View open, you can simply type
the ID number of the next source you want to add directly onto a blank line
in the Citation View. Then you can rearrange as above.
From: Tom Morris [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 1:34 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Embedded citations for individual notes
When I import a GEDCOM file with source citations for individual notes (from
Legacy), I end up with a big line of embedded source citations at the
beginning of the notes:
[S1][S3]Text of general note | [S2][S4] Text of research note
That looks reasonable. However, when I click on one of the research note
citation references ([S2],[S4]) and hit F4 jump to them (it'd be nice to be
able to right click and jump), the "Context" shown in the citation view is
the text of the General note, not the text of the Research note.
The help file says that embedded citations apply to all the text which
precedes them, so perhaps these codes are really supposed to be at the end
of the note?
The situation seems to be isolated to GEDCOM imports. If I try to insert a
source citation at the beginning of a note, Genbox complains "No text
selected." If I type a character in the research note, insert the citation,
then delete the leading character, the citation still doesn't refer to the
On the other hand, I can't get manually entered notes to behave the way
described in the help file either. It says that you can move them or delete
them and the citation will get updated appropriately. When I do this, the
citation view still shows the old context and deleted citations are still
listed as being linked to the note. I'd like to be able to take the five
citations to a single note and slide them around sound that they reference
the specific piece of the note that they apply to. Is there something else
that I need to do to force the update?
I haven't played with embedded citations much, so this could all just be
more user confusion on my part.
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