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IEEE - Reference Order

Nov 20, 2009 at 7:40 PM
Edited Nov 20, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Why in the IEEE - Reference Order is the citation's number in bold?

How can I modify this error?

Nov 21, 2009 at 3:15 PM

In-text citation styles inherit their formatting from the surrounding paragraph style. In that style you must have something which triggers the bold setting.

If you can't find what is causing it, you might want to try the macro at with one twist. Change:

s.Font.Superscript = True


s.Font.Bold = False

Apr 11, 2010 at 9:31 AM
Edited Apr 11, 2010 at 9:51 AM
Is there another way of doing this? I found when I use linked cites, it uses title 2 style of my document (which is bold). So, how can I make to use another style? I'm using Havard-Anglia, here is a document with an example:
Apr 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

There is no 'direct' solution. See the last post at

Apr 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I noticed something strange. In your example document, the citation is a heading 3 style, not a heading 2. It seems that even the conversion choice isn't consistent.

Apr 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Thanks, You are right, I didn't notice that before. When the citation is under a heading 3, gets the heading 3 style. But if it's under a heading 1 or 2 gets the heading 2 style.

About the solution, the 3 ways results ok. But I want them linked, and I can't change the headings style.

The  macro with s.Font.Bold = False works ok, but I want a macro free document, so I'll use it if I don't found another way for fix it.

Apr 11, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Whenever you finished your document and ran the macro for a last time, you can remove it. Even when citations get updated, the formatting should remain the same as applied by the macro.

Actually, the macro is just an automated helper function. You can do the exact same thing by hand. Basically you first create a character style with your preferences. Then, whenever you added a citation, you just select it, and apply the character style to it.

Apr 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Thanks Yves, I'm going to do it with the macro then. If I found another way, I let you know.