[ubuntu-za] Open Source Citation and Reference programme

Johan Mynhardt johanmynhardt at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 05:39:48 UTC 2012

>> On 13 November 2012 08:43, Leon Gert Marincowitz <lmarincowitz at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear All
>>> One thing I now realise that I have seemingly lost as an academic by
>>> moving to open source is the high quality citation and reference programmes
>>> that abound for Windows and Mac.
>>> Are there any serious open source citation programmes that might have
>>> plug ins for Word. I've checked Libre and no such luck.
>>> I'm looking for a respectable programme not some cobbled together part
>>> time thing.

I know you want something word/libreoffice-related but...

My 2c - if you are after 'proper' document typesetting and if you are
an academic, then why not follow the route of all the academics that
end up using LaTeX?

Sure, the learning curve is a PITA, but once you get up to speed,
there's no comparison to a word editor. There are several citation
libraries as I know there are different citation systems required.
You have the added benefits of editing anywhere using any software
that can manipulate text and you can have several output formats. You
can also manage big documents by having 'modules' or different files
for different sections.

It is not the silver bullet, but you can sure go a long way.

Johan Mynhardt

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