IEEE Reference order, in-text citations in order

Apr 15, 2009 at 2:46 PM
I'm using IEEE style with reference order, but when I add in-text citations with
multiple references they appear like this [60,22,13,71,1]

There is some way to put the numbers in order when I update the fields? [1,13,22,60,71]


Apr 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Not automatically. In-text citations are formatted completely independent of each other. Hence, it is not possible to format them in ranking order or to do something like transform [1,2,3] into [1-3].

If you do it manually, you can place them in the order you want. Put your mouse on the citation field (if it is a hyperlinked one, put your cursor between the last number and the closing bracket ([1,2,3<<right here>>]), right click and select "Edit Field...". In the textbox on the right of the dialog that appears you will see something looking like:

CITATION Hed95 \l 2060 \m Abd03 \m DEF09

"Hed95", "Abd03", and "DEF09" are the tags uniquely identifying the in-text citations and their order. Just put them in the order you want. Keep in mind that for the second and later tags, each tag has to be preceded with a "\m".

Apr 15, 2009 at 3:52 PM
Ok, I have changed the order of tags and it works.

Thanks a lot!