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unnecessary space (Chicago Style)

Jul 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Any ideas what I could do to get rid of the unnecessary space which irregularly appears in some citations after the Year in Chicago style, e.g. MacDougall (1972 ) instead of MacDougall (1972)?



Jul 15, 2010 at 3:11 PM

I've just found that entering design mode I can erase the space without problems...


Jul 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM

But it will return after a field update.

Jul 15, 2010 at 7:13 PM

it does :(


so what could I do about it?


Jul 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM
Edited Jul 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I don't use the styles that come with Word as I find them badly designed. They are a nightmare to adjust.

I can't see anything adding a space after the year in the code at first glance. Are you sure there isn't a space added at the end of the year in the source you entered?

If you feel like delving into the code, the citation ends with a closing bracket, which is displayed using the following code:

<xsl:if test="/b:Citation/b:LastAuthor">
    <xsl:call-template name="templ_prop_CloseBracket"/>

Hence, any irregularity should be just above.


Jul 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I had checked the source, which is ok.


The space only appears very few times, I've had this before, so there's actually no point in diving into the code, it is a problem of the style as a whole I guess.


I couldn't find a non-word style that is similar to Chicago, is there one?