Harvard Style - Northampton University

Feb 15, 2009 at 3:55 PM
Hi all,

The referencing system in Word 2008 (mac version) would be great, if you could only edit and create your own styles!  

I have downloaded some of the styles from here, and it looks like the Exeter implementation og Harvard is closest to the one used at Northampton.  The only difference I can see is the way in which a citation with multiple authors is formated.  For example (Brooks, Smith and Jones,2008) should be (Brooks, et al,2008).

Is there an easy way, on a Mac, that I can amend the style to reflect this?

Matt
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Coordinator
Feb 15, 2009 at 5:15 PM
I don't have a Mac myself, so testing if the styles work on one is pretty hard for me to do. There is hope that that will change pretty soon though (even today).

Regarding your other question. All in-text citation authors are formatted using the following parameters in the code:

<list name="citation" id="1">
  <
single_prefix></single_prefix>
  <
multi_prefix></multi_prefix>
  <
corporate>{%Corporate%}</corporate>
  <
first_person>{%Last|First%}</first_person>
  <
other_persons>{%Last|First%}</other_persons>
  <
separator_between_if_two> and </separator_between_if_two>
  <
separator_between_if_more_than_two>, </separator_between_if_more_than_two>
  <
separator_before_last> and </separator_before_last>
  <
max_number_of_persons_to_display>3</max_number_of_persons_to_display>
  <
number_of_persons_to_display_if_more_than_max>1</number_of_persons_to_display_if_more_than_max>
  <
overflow> et al.</overflow>
  <
single_suffix></single_suffix>
  <
multi_suffix></multi_suffix>

</list>

You can easily tune those variables to your needs. At first look, you only need to change two things:
  • max_number_of_persons_to_display from 3 to 1;
  • overflow to (without the quotes) ", et al"