Q. Can I create a rough draft document from the comments in my user fields?

Answer

Yes. 

Cindy has created a RefWorks output style called "User Fields with RefWorks Code -- UNMC."  It will use information in user fields 1-5.  If you need a version that uses more user fields, let Cindy know.

For a reference by Beutler with RefID of 0, it would produce an output like the following:


This would be the user 1{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}
This would be the user 2{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}
This would be the user 3{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}
This would be the user 4{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}
This would be the user 5{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}

To produce this type of rough draft document from the comments in your user fields:
1. Make sure that any pop-up blockers are turned off.
2. Add the "User Fields with RefWorks Code--UNMC" output style to your output style "favorites" list using the "Output Style Manager." In Classic RefWorks, the "Output style manager" can be reached through the "Tools" menu.  In RefWorks 2.0, it can be reached through the "Bibliography" menu.
3. Click on the "Bibliography" button in Classic RefWorks 2.0 or, in RefWorks 2.0, use the "Bibliography" menu to select "Create"
4. Use the "Output styles" drop-down menu to select the "User Fields with RefWorks Code -- UNMC" output style.
5. Select the "File type" (You will need to create a word processing document from the output. You can either have RefWorks create a Word, .rtf, or Open Office document or you can paste the contents of a html output into a Word document)
7. Select the "References to include"
8. Hit the "Create Bibliography" button.
9. You may have to click a "Download" link before the created document will appear.


Once you have the output of this process in a word processing (Word or .rtf or Open Office) document, you can cut, paste, revise, delete, etc. Just make sure you keep the code with the sections of narrative that need to cite a source. If you need to cite two references in one place, you can cut and paste to put the two pieces of code together. The two pieces of code must be separated by a semi-colon as in:
{{0 Beutler, E.B. 2001; 2 Smith, F.X. 2000;}}

The RefWorks code produced by the "User Fields with RefWorks Code -- UNMC" output style is Write-n-Cite 2 code. If you're using Write-n-Cite III, use the Write-n-Cite III "Tools" menu to covert to a Write-n-Cite III document before you format your document.  If you're using Write-n-Cite 4, click on the "Preferences" icon and then click the "Convert" button.

You can format your document with any of the available RefWorks output styles.

One warning:
If you haven't typed comments in all five user fields, you will need to delete some extra RefWorks code. For instance, if you only have entered information in user field 1, the document produced by the "User Fields with RefWorks Code -- UNMC" output style would look like:

This would be the user 1{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}}{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}{{0 Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}

You just have to remove the extra RefWorks code until you're left with:

This would be the user 1{{0Beutler,E.B. 2001;}}

  • Last Updated Dec 25, 2016
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  • Answered By Cindy Schmidt

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