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Old 11-29-2012, 05:16 PM
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Hi,

I have many word documents containing other document references, usually simply entered as text. This is daft, and I want to create a bibliography of sorts, or more precisely use automatic references in the text so that when using a reference, it only uses the reference number in the text and then at an arbitrary (beginning or end generally) auto-insert a table containing all references used in the text. How does one do this in Word (2003)?



Equally important, I want to be able to automatically extract all references (only) from a document to a separate file (preferrably text file, csv would be good with one line per reference). As I want to do this for masses of documents, a way to do this for several documents would be ideal (e.g. for all documents in a specific folder, possibly recursively).

Any tips on how this can be done would be great!

Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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Word 2003 doesn't have the kind of citation/bibliography support that Word 2007 & later have so, unless you use a 3rd-party Addin like EndNote, any citations & references you create will always be stored in the document as text and there is no 'easy' way of extracting or linking them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:25 AM
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I was afraid so, but was hoping there would be a workaround to use an underlying macro or the MS XML format to use a script or an XML filter to do the extraction. I.e. at the worst, if the file has some sort of text format equivalent with markup, something like sed could have been used to trawl through the text looking for identifiers. Oh, well, back to LibreOffice, but I am afraid it will be hard to convince my employer to mandate it's usage globally...
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Maybe it's time for your employer to retire their decade-old Office 2003 and upgrade to at least Office 2010 ...
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