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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Need to change format of source citation
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 09:30:13 -0500
bob gillis wrote:
> I have not been closely following his thread as it has
> little interest for me. If Terry is saying that Unique
> end notes is not a good solution to the way the end notes
> are numbered, in Roman Numerals, I have no comment.
> However I use unique end notes almost exclusively. I do
> not like all the ibids and being a lumper and as I
> extensively source my Tags, using unique end notes
> drastically shortens the length of the end notes.
> I find it quite easy to rerun a report if upon editing I
> have to make changes.
And thus destroy all the edits, and you have to do them all over again.
The whole point in sending a report to a word processor, in my view, is so you can edit it. If you didn't what to do that you can more easily just send the report to screen, then print, or directly to the printer.
These edits may include applying formatting that is not available in TMG's options, but in many cases I find it involves deleting or editing text for the intended reader of the report. I remove text this reader isn't interested in, or which may be distressing to him or her, and I remove extra copies of notes that become redundant in the particular report layout. All of this is material I want to keep in my Project, but exclude for this particular report. So editing the data in TMG is not a solution.
If the text removed has source notes attached, when you use footnotes or conventional endnotes those notes are removed and the remaining notes are re-numbered automatically by the word processor. If you use Unique Endnotes they remain unless you manually remove them, and the remaining notes are not renumbered unless you do that manually, a very big pain.
Unique Endnotes have their place, but choosing them without understanding the implications in order to solve an unrelated problem is not a good idea in my view.