Achieveing compressed citations: [10]-[15] vs [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

I’m using google docs + Paperpile (paid version) and whenever I have consecutive citations, I’d like them to appear compressed. For instance:

As other studies have shown [10]-[15]

However, I can only achieve this:

As other studies have shown [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

which is quite annoying specially if there is limited space.

Is there a way to achieve this?

Minimal Working Example:
I’m using the paid version of Paperpile.
In the main menu of google docs, under Paperpile > Citation Style,
I have set: IEEE (with URL) (see below image).

Then I also have the Paperpile google docs Extension:
So that under Extension > Paperpile > Manage Citations it opens a menu where I can unformat the citations and read them as:

As other studies have shown [(author1  2019)]([(author 2 Nagel et al. 2003)]([(author3  2015)]([(author4 2013)](

When going back to Paperpile > Format Citations, they’re rendered showing

As other studies have shown [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

where the desired result is:

As other studies have shown [10]-[15]

@DavidC welcome to the community! Thanks for reaching out here and on chat. I’ve answered your query via chat; let me know if my answer hasn’t been helpful.

It’s bad internet etiquette to post an answer like that instead of the solution! It will pollute search results :slightly_smiling_face:

The solution is actually just to add multiple articles to the same citation, instead of making a new citation for each article. Just click the citation and add more.

In Google Docs, click Paperpile > Insert citation. You can insert multiple citations:
Then click Paperpile > Format citations. They will be formatted in IEEE (with url) style as shown: