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    Default References

    There is a wiki markup [reflist] which presumably creates a list of references.

    But how do I (can I?) create the references in the appropriate part of the text?

    An example of what I mean is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_eggs

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    Exclamation Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    The footnote tag inserts the reference point in the text. To use it, you enter the text of the reference in line where the reference link will appear. You can use a name for the reference if you intend to place it in the text in more than one location. I think these are described reasonably well in [special=wikicodelist]List of Wiki Codes[/special]. You can find the information in the FAQ also.

    It will be described in as much detail as I can muster in the article [WIKI]Authoring Wiki Articles[/WIKI].
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    Default Re: References (By: Tom McIntyre)

    OK, I want to be nominated for the "Most Stupid Wiki User" award.

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    Default Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    I got you beat!

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    Default Re: References (By: kirxklox)

    I have just tried using footnotes, but there are problems.

    I created a footnote as follows:

    [footnote=moore]Moore, Charles: Timing a Century, History of the Waltham Watch Company, Harvard University Press, 1945.[/footnote]

    This works fine. But then I created a second reference to this book:

    [footnote=moore][/footnote]

    which does not work although I think that is what the wiki list of codes tells me to do. (There is also a layout problem.

    Anyone know what is wrong?

    The article I am using to test is

    http://mb.nawcc.org/showwiki.php?tit...in&redirect=no

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    Default Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    Lets try again adding "noparse":
    I have just tried using footnotes, but there are problems.

    I created a footnote as follows:

    [footnote=moore]Moore, Charles: [i]Timing a Century, History of the Waltham Watch Company[/i], Harvard University Press, 1945.[/footnote]

    This works fine. But then I created a second reference to this book:

    [[footnote=moore][/footnote]

    which does not work although I think that is what the wiki list of codes tells me to do. (There is also a layout problem.

    Anyone know what is wrong?

    The article I am using to test is

    http://mb.nawcc.org/showwiki.php?tit...C+Aaron+Lufkin

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    Default Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    Have you looked at several of Kent's Articles?

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    Default Re: References (By: kirxklox)

    Quote Originally Posted by kirxklox View Post
    Have you looked at several of Kent's Articles?
    Several of them, but he does not use the footnote/reflist tags.

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    Default Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    Richard: It is getting late. I will look into it in the morning and get back with you.

    I thought the Footnote system was not having any problems.

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    Default Re: References (By: kirxklox)

    Take a look at how I edited your Article. It worked, kindof!

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    Default Re: References (By: kirxklox)

    You are right, it works, sort of. They are all there, but the numbering in the text is wrong. Sleep well.

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    Smile Re: References (By: Richard Watkins)

    I'd just like you guys to know that I'm following this since I'd like to be able to use footnotes. I tried it once and gave up when I couldn't get it to work for me.

    Thanks for tackling the subject!

    P.S. Richard: I like the Dennison article!
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    Default Re: References (By: Kent)

    I thought someting was wrong with this, but my memory has Holes in it big enough to drive a MAC Truck through.

    If you will look at the Dueber-hampden watches, 1886, Article, you will find the correct way to use Footnote, or at least a hint of the proceedure.

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    Exclamation Re: References (By: kirxklox)

    I think Richard's question is not about footnotes now, but rather re-using and existing footnote reference by using the name/tag assigned to the footnote.

    I must confess that I have not explored this either. I will take a look at it and follow up with the developers if it does not work as advertised.
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    Default Re: References (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Tom: I was giving various means to Richard at using Footnotes. Footnotes are being Flagged to allow a User to click on the Flag to go directly to the area in the Article. Using a Footnote Multiple times requires Multiple Flags generated which it does. It is all there, just a little obtuse to the casual user.

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