no person (year) option

Dongliang X. shared this question 26 days ago
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I've updated the Citavi to Download Citavi Beta 6.3.17 (2020-01-28). however, I cannot find the option of 'Person (year)' option when I tried to modify my citation see below.

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any suggestions?


thanks


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Hi Dongliang,

Thanks for your question.

The "Person (year)" option is only available when inserting a new reference in the following three tabs: in the References, the Knowledge, and the Chapters tabs.

When you insert a reference into your Word document using the "Person (year)" option, there will be created in fact always two citations:

  • Author = Citation with the option "Person only" & "No parentheses"
  • (Year) = Citation with the option "Year only"

Therefore, a direct conversion of a citation with the format "(author year)" into "author (year)" is unfortunately not possible in the most citation styles.

There are some citation styles, where the "Person (year)" citation is available via an additional format option, e.g. APA:

  1. Highlight the reference in the text.
  2. Switch to the Citations tab in Citavi.
  3. The highlighted reference will already be selected. Select the option Format using option "1".

If this option is not supported by your selected citation style, you would have to follow these steps:

  1. Highlight the reference in the text.
  2. Switch to the Citations tab in Citavi.
  3. The highlighted reference will already be selected. Select the option "Year only".
  4. (If necessary, enter the page numbers in the Page range field, for example 14-15. Do not enter pp. 14-15 or p 14-15. The citation style will insert the necessary prefixes.)
  5. Place the cursor within your text behind the last word before that citation, add a space and select the reference on the References tab.
  6. Click Insert advanced.
  7. Select Person only and No parentheses.

Now your citation will appear as Person (Year).

Please see our manual for more detailed information on inserting references:

https://www.citavi.com/sub/manual6/en/index.html?wai_inserting_references.html

https://www.citavi.com/sub/manual6/en/index.html?inserting_references_with_options.html

Best regards

Susanne