How To Indent Second Line In Word Bibliography Numbering

Inserting a tab will be problematic as it negates the effect of the hanging indent.  You could substitute blank spaces instead of a tab but this will reduce the width of the hanging indent.  To address these issues here’s a workaround which involves: 1) modifying the EndNote output style’s “Layout” setting; 2) generating the EndNote bibliography then copying it into MS Word and converting it to a .txt file to remove the field codes; then using MS Word to 3) insert the hanging indent as well as spacing between the bibliography number and first author’s name.

 

See Image 3 for the final result.

 

Details of the workaround process/steps goes like this (images are noted in the steps). Note that this process provides some flexibility in defining the length of the spacing/indenting which at this time EndNote is unable to offer.

 

A. EndNote Output Style:

 

Step 1. [see Image 1, top.]  In the Layout “Start each reference with” section of the EndNote output style, designate the Bibliography Number followed by a period and a symbol - this example uses a hashtag #.  (It can be any symbol but should be one which is unique to the generated bibliography list.)  The idea is to embed a symbol in each reference which will be used in Step 6 to facilitate a global Find and Replace in MS Word to add spacing between the bibliography number and first author’s name.

 

Step 2. If you previously inserted the Bibliography Number in the Bibliography templates, delete them.  We want the templates returned to their original “bibliography number-less” state.

 

Step 3. Close the output style and generate the reference bibliography.

 

 

B. MS Word:

 

Step 4. [see Image 1, bottom.]  We need to convert reference bibliography to a .txt file to remove the EndNote field codes so go to the EndNote section of the MS Word ribbon, select: Convert to Plain Text > Continue.  Note the hashtag appears in each reference following the bibliography number.

 

Step 5. [see Image 2, top.]  Now we’ll format the bibliography to have a hanging indent. Click to select the entire reference bibliography; then click to select:  Line and Paragraph Spacing  >  Line Spacing Options. In the Paragraph dialog box select “Hanging” (Special) and 0.9” (By). (If you prefer a smaller indent, lower the “By” number.) Click Ok which applies the hanging indent which is shown in Image 2. 

 

Step 6. [see Image 2, bottom.]  Finally we will insert spacing between the bibliography number and first author by performing a Find and Replace to locate each hashtag # and replace it with 10 blank spaces. (Using blank spaces instead of a tab ensures the hanging indent is maintained.)

 

See Image 3 for the final result.  Now just copy and paste the bibliography into the original document.

 

 

Have Word and EndNote open with the library you wish to use

There are many ways to add the references in EndNote to Word. These are two simple methods

Method 1

  • Select the reference in EndNote that you wish to insert into Word
    • You can insert multiple citations by using the Ctrl key to select and copy a number of references at the same time.You can also use the Shift key to select a block of references or Ctrl-a to select all references
  • Alt+1 to switch to Word and place your cursor where the in-text citation is to go
  • Alt+2 to insert the in-text citation

Note: with Alt, use the 1 and 2 keys in the main keyboard, not the number pad. You can use Alt+1 to switch back to EndNote to select further references

Method 2

  • Select the reference in EndNote that you wish to insert into Word, and copy it (Ctrl-c)
    • You can insert multiple citations by using the Ctrl key to select and copy a number of references at the same time.You can also use the Shift key to select a block of references or Ctrl-a to select all references
  • Switch to Word and paste (Ctrl-v)

You have now inserted a temporary placeholder for the citation in Word that looks like this {Smith, 1987 #28}

  • If “Cite While You Write” (CWYW) is turned on (default setting), the temporary placeholder will be rapidly converted to an in-text citation, and the bibliography entry generated after your text
  • If CWYW is turned off, the temporary placeholder will remain until the bibliography is formatted (see below)

Formatting your bibliography

Even if CWYW is turned on, you may need to change settings for your own requirements

  • In Word’s EndNote ribbon, check in the Bibliography block that the correct style is selected

    If you need a different style, click the drop-down to see a short list of other styles; click Select Another Style... to see all styles currently available to you
  • If you are working with CWYW turned off, click Update Citations and Bibliography to generate the citations and bibliography
  • Bibliography Preferences: You can control some elements of the layout of the bibliography (font, heading, indenting and line spacing) by clicking the small arrow at the corner of the Bibliography block and then the Layout tab

There may be a slight delay, but the bibliography will soon appear at the very end of your document.

More Specific Formatting of the Bibliography

For EndNote version X7 later, you can also edit the Word style for the EndNote Bibliography

  • Move your cursor into one of the bibliography entries
  • Format the paragraph settings as you would like them to appear — for example, alter the indenting of the paragraph
  • Right-click and choose Styles > Update EndNote Bibliography to Match Selection

Creating chapter bibliographies

See this article for details http://endnote.com/kb/82598

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