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  1. inquery

    How to shorten the space between citation-number and first author?
    Do I need to modify which parameters?
    Thanks so much!

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    • Hi

      I was wondering if there was a way to differentiate between two items from the same document type (i.e. statute, legal-case or a book). For instance, to have different reference output for cases from the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice (i.e. both would be under the document type of legal-case)? For instance, if a keyword could be used in CSL to differentiate between two items of the same category?

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        • Fix this bug

          Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'children' of null

          url: http://csl.mendeley.com/cslEditorLib/src/VisualEditor.js?bust=772b4a3d41a245d8a04813d2df92e23c9b44fa68

          line: 3547

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            Sorry for the long delay.

            Please explain exactly which steps you need to take to generate this bug so that I or another programmer can investigate and fix it.

            BTW: No-one is actively maintaining this feedback forum at the moment. I’m the original developer hired to write this CSL editor but have since moved on to other projects. If this is easy to fix I’ll probably do it but no promises.

          • Warn in editor when Flash is missing (and eventually drop Flash)

            After editing a citation style, I cannot download it unless Flash is installed. I did not receive any warning that I would lose my work if I don't install Flash. This should be mentioned up front so I can switch to my backup browser for sites requiring Flash and edit the style there.

            Eventually the Flash requirement should be dropped – for downloading a file, the A tag provides a DOWNLOAD attribute which can point to an Object URL. For the remaining browsers that do not support the DOWNLOAD attribute on the A tag yet, the site may fall back…

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            • 1 vote
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              • problem with editing a style

                hi,

                I need to edit nature-publishing-group-vancouver style,

                instead of small number I need regular size number in square brackets,

                so I press edit, than Layout, disable Xs, than I add [ in prefix and ] in suffix,

                than I safe style and choose zotero,

                than I import style in zotero but it cites as if I haven't edited the style,

                what am I doing wrong?

                best regards

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                • edit the inline citation

                  hi. I need format my thesis by American Psychological association 6th edition, but in the inline citation, I need the perform is [number of reference]. how can I edit that, please tell me, thank you

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                  • show the differences between requested and suggested styles

                    When you show some suggested styles, that have e.g. 75% match, it would be nice, to show what is the difference (i.e. the 25%), so that one can decide whether it's worth it. Or at least what to look for when using such style.

                    And BTW perfect match with <20% What is imperfect match for you then?

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                    • doesn't work

                      "error parsing CSL code"
                      "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'children' of null"

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                      • Problem

                        The file csl created can not to be saved in MacBook Pro (Al-Capitan OS X) and when click to "save to disk" screen is becoming frozen. Then I need to exit from Safari mandatory. When tried in Chrome browser the edit button (in "Find and edit CSL citation styles" page ) doesn't work. Any solve please?

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                        • Look at CSL command lines

                          When I try use CSL visual editor a text box constantly appear showing "NO commands found". What´s happening?
                          Thanks in advance

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                          • problem with Papers 3 - doesn't recogise format if modified

                            Initially, I used the editor succesfully, that is to say, I edited a style and imported it to papers 3. But When I tried to do some further modifications, the style was not present anymore, as if it was incompatible. PLease help!

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                            • better preserve document formatting

                              Your tool strips out empty lines and comments when importing a CSL file. This is unfortunate and unnecessary.

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                              • where is this tab char is coming from?

                                Hello great job first of all,
                                My style has following info on suffix..

                                <bibliography><layout><text variable="citation-number" prefix="[" suffix="]"/>

                                However when "Formatted Bibliography" shows an tab charachter after ]..May I replace it with space char? and how?

                                thank you

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                                • PMID in the example citations

                                  I believe that more and more medical journals are using the PMID in the references. In modifying a style to include PMID it would be a great help if they were included in the example citations.

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                                  • edit the Journal of Nuclear Medicine inline citation format

                                    The inline citation style in the CSL code is incorrect. For JNM, it has to appear as italicized numeric in parenthesis, not as superscript. Please change this soon, as I am submitting a manuscript to this journal.

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                                      • example citation

                                        Working on my examples I am missing out putting my own litterature-example into til example citation-box. I want to locate the 'editor' but the 2 examples doesn't include examples with an editor. And also the 'example-citation-box' dosn't show the real output that I get in Word? By putting in own examples outcome it would be easier to navigate...

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                                        • fix Edit Style button

                                          Hi the 'Edit' and 'Edit Style' button does not work. I use chrome as browser.
                                          Thanks

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