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Number of authors shown in bibliography list (ISO 690 first element)

Sep 24, 2008 at 10:43 AM

I have a problem with my bibliography lists in word 2007. Some of my references have up to 8 authors and I want all of the authors to be visible in the bibliography list using ISO 690. The default settings limit the author count to maximum 3 authors. When I add the 4th author, the bibliography list changes to "First Author et. al" which I of course dont want in the list. Within the document, the citation is format "First Author, et. al" is okay.

I have looked around inside the ISO690.XSL file located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Bibliography\Style\ but i can not make any sense of which variable to change.

Would really appreciate some help to increase the maximum of authors shown in the bibliography list.
Sep 27, 2008 at 1:00 PM

I'm a bit confused myself on how to extend the number of persons displayed. On the one hand, Microsoft passes a 'b:_MaxAuthor' element which should be responsible for it, but on the other hand they hard coded some values in the code. The hard-coded values are located around lines 5112 and 5152:

<xsl:when test="$cMaxAuthor > 3">


<xsl:when test="count(b:NameList/b:Person[4]) >0 ">

By changing the 3 to for example 500 and 4 to 501, you should be good. 

At first sight it seems that changing the hard coded values is enough to solve your problem. If not, drop a note and I'll look into it further.

Sep 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM
Hello Yves,

Your solution works like clockwork! Thank you for the help!