User Directory Appdata Roaming Microsoft Bibliography Style Sheet

Change the type of brackets in citations

Usually Word surrounds citations by the round brackets (see How to create a citation for more details). But you can insert a citation in the square brackets or use other symbols.

By default Word inserts citations in round brackets:

First, you must specify the style that you will use for citations:

    1.    On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, select Style:

    2.    Word proposes several styles. In this tip is used the APA Sixth Edition style.

To change the brackets type, do the following:

    1.    Open for edit the file APA*.xsl (for example in Notepad). The location of the file may vary, but it can be located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\Bibliography\Style\ or

C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\Style\, where *** is your user name

    2.    Find the following lines in that file (you can search for the phrase "openbracket" and "closebracket"):

<xsl:template name="templ_prop_OpenBracket" >
  <xsl:param name="LCID" />
  <xsl:variable name="_LCID">
   <xsl:call-template name="localLCID">
    <xsl:with-param name="LCID" select="$LCID"/>
   </xsl:call-template>
  </xsl:variable>
  <xsl:value-of select="/*/b:Locals/b:Local[@LCID=$_LCID]/b:General/b:OpenBracket"/>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template name="templ_prop_CloseBracket" >
  <xsl:param name="LCID" />
  <xsl:variable name="_LCID">
   <xsl:call-template name="localLCID">
    <xsl:with-param name="LCID" select="$LCID"/>
   </xsl:call-template>
  </xsl:variable>
  <xsl:value-of select="/*/b:Locals/b:Local[@LCID=$_LCID]/b:General/b:CloseBracket"/>
 </xsl:template>

    3.    Change the type of brackets:

 <xsl:template name="templ_prop_OpenBracket" >
  <xsl:param name="LCID" />
  <xsl:variable name="_LCID">
   <xsl:call-template name="localLCID">
    <xsl:with-param name="LCID" select="$LCID"/>
   </xsl:call-template>
  </xsl:variable>
  <xsl:value-of select="/*/b:Locals/b:Local[@LCID=INITIAL_CONTENTLCID]/b:General/b:OpenBracket"/>
    <xsl:text>[</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>

 <xsl:template name="templ_prop_CloseBracket" >
  <xsl:param name="LCID" />
  <xsl:variable name="_LCID">
   <xsl:call-template name="localLCID">
    <xsl:with-param name="LCID" select="$LCID"/>
   </xsl:call-template>
  </xsl:variable>
  <xsl:value-of select="/*/b:Locals/b:Local[@LCID=INITIAL_CONTENTLCID]/b:General/b:CloseBracket"/>
    <xsl:text>]</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>

After you save this file, you can see square brackets (only in the APA style):

NOTE:

  • We recommend you to create a copy of this file before you will begin to change it.
  • You can create your own style file:
    • copy APA.XSL file (on the same path)
    • change the type of brackets in it
    • choose you own style in the Style list (on the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group)

You can change other elements as you wish:

There is a bug in Microsoft Office regarding missing citation stylesheets. When a user attempts to add a bibliography source in a program such as Word, they are not only unable to choose a style such as APA or MLA, but they cannot even add source information such as author or title.

This bug is known to occur in MS Office 2007, 2010, 2013. The bug may or may not still exist in MS Office 2016 or 360.

This bug most likely occurs during installation or at least when Office runs for the first time for a profile. However there is no fully supportive evidence at this time of what causes the bug to happen.

 

Essentially when this bug occurs the "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\" is missing a directory called "Style" that contains all the citation style sheets that are accessible to the user.

  1. Check the "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\Bibliography\Style" directory or if installed Office as 32bit "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\Bibliography\Style" directory to see if it exists and contain the citation stylesheets.
    • You might need to change the Office15 to Office14 or Office12, for Office 2010 or Office 2007 respectively
  2. If the Style directory exists and contains the proper files, copy the directory to "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Bibliography\" and make sure that it is not removed when the computer restarts. The directory might need to be added to the profile on the server.
  3. If the Style directory does not exist, try repairing Office but that might not resolve the issue.
  4. Ultimately if the citation styles are still missing, reinstall Microsoft Office and that should resolve the issue.

 

Attached are some stylesheets that can be used for MS Office 2010 if the Style subdirectory does not exist in the program files.

 

See ticket RNF-845-44492 for more details.

Resources:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-word/bibliography-style-missing-in-word-2010/5a6511bb-0ef8-4f77-9bc3-86dd2d064eae

http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=136413

 

 

0 Replies to “User Directory Appdata Roaming Microsoft Bibliography Style Sheet”

Lascia un Commento

L'indirizzo email non verrĂ  pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *