Keeping manual citation edits

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#1

Hi There,

I apologise if there is already a way to do this that I haven’t come across yet. I’m wondering if there is a way to make a manual edit to an in-text citation that is kept after document formatting. For example, instead of saying this:

“…something very interesting (Bloggs et al. 2014)”

I want to write this:

“Bloggs et al. (2014) say something very interesting”

So I want just move a bracket really. However if I do this and then reformat the document I lose any of these manual changes.

Many thanks

Dan


#2

Yes, this is already possible. You can use the ‘Suppress Author’ option in the citation details like this (click the image to start the animation):


#3

Ah ha! Found it. Thanks for such a quick response!


#4

How do I abbreviate the words “page” and “paragraph” in an in-text citation without using the Modifier? For example, using Paperpile, APA style displays an in-text citation with page and paragraph numbers in the following manner: (Johnson 2017, page 2; Kimberlee 2009, page 1149-1154; MacAbee 1998, paragraph 20).

However, I want the page and paragraph to appear in the abbreviated format in an in-text citation in the following manner without having to use the modifier: (Johnson 2017, p. 2; Kimberlee 2009, pp. 1149-1154; MacAbee 1998, para. 20).

Is it possible to abbreviate the words “page” and “paragraph” in an in-text citation without using the Modifier in Paperpile?


#5

It sounds like you may not have formatted the references; the blue citations are placeholders prior to applying your Citation Style. Go to Paperpile --> Format Citations, in the Google Docs menu to apply the style. The APA style will use p./pp. for pages and para. for paragraphs.

For more information, see our Google Docs guide here.