Edit in-text citations
I would love to be able to edit in-text citations without it being a pain, and also to maintain the bibliography link.
Currently, I add a citation into the text of my word file, and as an example, it appears as (Sahlins 1972). However, if in my text I already mention the author's name, I only want the date to show up, like "...as is argued by Sahlins (1972), the term..." Another example is if several citations are added as examples of a statement, requiring the use of "e.g." within the parentheses, thus requiring the citation to be edited.
The inserted citation does allow editing, but every so often a confirmation box pops up telling me that I need to switch back to the original or it will lose the bibliography link (which also changes it back to the original regardless of whether I click OK or Cancel, by the way).
Can this be changed to allow editing while maintaining that link?
You can now click on an inserted citation and click the ‘edit citation’ button (which is the ‘insert citation’ button). From here, you can click on the text of the citation and remove or add text as required.
Gary Mirams commented
Yes. PRETTY PLEASE!
absolutely right, mendeley must have this feature soon, otherwise it is almost unusable for apa 6th
Manases Tello Ruiz commented
Currently I am using the vesrion 1.5.2, and am able to edit the in-text citation keeping the links to the files. However as mentioned before the freeking box always appears and feels like messing all. It would be a great and powerfull toll to implement bettter the "edit" option .
Sincerely, thank for this program which is great and would be awesome if the mentioned above is included.
Roberto Perez-Franco commented
This is a deal breaker for me.
Jon Zadra commented
Mendeley is useless as an in-text citation helper without the ability to do this.
Please! Is this going to be possible in the nearer future?
This is still not possible with mendeley? Hmm, strongly support this
johnny e. commented
Yes please! You can't do many of the citation styles without this. Strongly support this...