[texhax] Referencing problems - can one pay to have it fixed?

Axel Freyn axel-freyn at gmx.de
Sat Oct 9 21:17:59 CEST 2010

Hi David,
On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 07:40:56PM +0200, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:
> 2010/10/9 David Lumsden <lumsdenda at gmail.com>
> > I've enquired on here for advice on how to fix my referencing on latex to
> > yield the preferred vancouver style I wish and not to include the 'note'
> > field in my finished references. As I am not a programmer of any sort I am
> > struggling to fix the error using advice from people, I am hoping to know if
> > there is anyone qualified that I would be able to send my template document
> > to, who may be able to correct the error for me. I realise this may take up
> > some time and of course I would happily pay a fee to a trusted service or
> > indeed give a donation to TUG.
> >
> > I hope this spikes some interest.
> >
> > Kind regards, David.
> Hi David,
> why don't you attach a small sample, illustrating your problem? Prepare a
> full, working sample and i guess someone will pick it up to assist you.

In addition: If the only Problem is, that you don't want to see the
"note"-field: Assuming you are using bibtex, one easy solution would be
to open the file containing your references (the .bib-file) and remove
there by hand all notes. This are the lines like:
note = { This the text of the note }
Once you removed them and rerun "bibtex" and "latex", all Notes will 
disappear from your file of course :-)

or, if you don't want to change your reference' file : 
Assuming you use bibtex and the "vancouver"-style: you can make a copy
of the file "vancouver.bst" (which will be somewhere in your
tex-installation) into the directory where your tex-file is stored. This
file defines how bibtex treates the data to create the citations. The
"note" filed ist formated by a function 
FUNCTION {format.note}

If you replace this function in the copied file by

FUNCTION {format.note}

it will always return an empty string -- the notes disappear from your
final file.


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