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From: "Norman R. Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Citation reference code proposal
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 17:41:26 -0700
From: "Jim Byram" <> recently posted:
> You can, of course, build a memo filter using text found
> in an 'embedded' citation.
Would this be the equivalent of finding all instances of where a certain
embedded citation has been used; i.e., filtering for, say, "[CIT:]61:2;Vol.
II, p. 334[:CIT]"?
Would you please detail the procedure to create such a memo filter? I have
attempted to do so, but have been unsuccessful. My embedded citations are
usually in an Anecdote tag.
Also, would it be a programming possibility of being able to lock all
embedded citations to their given source number such that a renumbering of
sources would not renumber them? Hopefully, this would not preclude a user
from deleting an Embedded Citation, if that were their wish, releasing its
Source number to be used again in a renumbering.
If the answer to both of these queries is "yes," that might remove two
hurdles for users not being comfortable using embedded citations:
1. Ability to search for where an Embedded Citation has been used;
2. Locking in the Source number to each Embedded Citation.
I like the embedded citations which allows me to place the embedded
citations precisely where I want them in my narratives without the necessity
of creating numerous tags cluttering up my Person Detail View screen and
having to be careful in the ordering of those tags.
As I am creating the Source for an Embedded Citation in the Master Source
List, I precede the Abbreviated Title with the exclusionary hyphen "-" which
then appears in the Abbreviation column of the Master Source List. This
tells me it is an Embedded Citation and is the explanation as to why that
source has not been used, showing a blank in the Cited column. I do not
believe this exclusionary hyphen in the Abbreviation column affects the use
of this particular source in any other way.
Thanks, in advance, for any assistance,
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