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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:08:46 -0500
Stan Mitchell wrote:
>>> Second Site handles split-CDs just fine.
> Sorry, it seems I've mis-interpreted some things I read.
> I will definitely try it out when I get further along. -
The one issue I recognize with use of split CDs is the one John alluded to, but I think it merits expanding a bit.
Second Site has a number of options in how Citations and Sources are displayed, many more than in traditional reports as created by TMG. In one option, the footnotes are displayed as full footnotes, then short footnotes if cited again, at the bottom of each person's section, and appear nowhere else. This is very much like how footnotes are presented in TMG reports. If you use this option, there is no need to do anything different with split CDs than you do for TMG reports.
Another option which many users find attractive is to use only short footnotes on the individual pages to make those notes briefer, with a link to a separate "Sources" page. You can think of the Sources pages as quite like a bibliography in a printed reports - each source is listed once - but with the added advantage of a live link from each footnote. For the Sources page you have the option of using any of the three formats for output - Full Footnote, Short Footnote, or Bibliography.
Using this method, if you choose the Full Footnote format it is important, as John says, to be sure that the CD Source Elements (split or not) are in conditional brackets, and also that the note makes sense without the CD. That's because, since this note applies to the whole site and not just one Tag, so there is no way to chose a CD (which is associated with a single Tag) to display.
If you chose the Bibliography format with this method you need to make that all the important information is included in the Bibliography template. For example, I often include provenance or other key comments in the Comments field, and put the [COMMENTS] source element in the Full Footnote. If you were to use this method you would probably want to include it in the Bibliography template as well.
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> Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
> Second Site handles split-CDs just fine. Second Site has
> some rules for detecting and displaying unique citations
> that are specific to its output format, and all CD fields
> should be enclosed in conditional braces (< and >),
> but those are hardly "constraints".