Using et al. in citations

Oct 21, 2010 at 12:25 PM
Edited Oct 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Dear BibWord Team.

Thank you for an amasing product.

I am busy adapting one of your citation styles to fit our version of the Harvard style.

Our referencing guidelines state that one should only use et al. in the second and later in-text citation to a source with three or more authors. All the authors should be listed in the first citation to such a source. Is it possible to implement this requirement in BibWord?

Kind regards


Oct 21, 2010 at 2:32 PM

No and there never will be.

Word 2007/2008/2010 contains a flaw in that in-text citations have no knowledge of their environment. They don't know if they were cited before and when grouped together with other sources, they don't know who the others in the group are. So unfortunately, what you are asking is technically impossible.