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When citing in Vancouver style, it is more common to display citations as 1 or (1) rather than Word's default of (1) when using the built in citation manager.

Is there a way to force Word to display them in this alternate format? This website would seem to suggest not, however I'm wondering if anyone here has any thoughts? I'm not adverse to changing the citation style in program files, I would just appreciate some advice on how to do it assuming there is no easy fix that I'm missing.

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I have concluded that this is not directly achievable in the current version of Word.

The workaround I am using at present, which is also a much superior solution to the inbuilt referencing in word as a whole concept, is to manage references through End Note X6. Whilst the bibliographies produced are less pretty, they are better formatted and offer easier customisation.

Most importantly, and for reasons I'm not entirely sure about, an End Note "Cite While You Write" citation stays superscript throughout editing and printing if you tell it to do so just once per citation.

I am still looking for a way to make this the default style in End Note.

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I think Word uses a special style to display citations, you could physically alter that style.

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Could you maybe explain how to go about doing this? – slhck Nov 1 '12 at 17:39
Hi! Unfortunately as far as I can see citations are using the "normal" style - as is the rest of my text. I suppose I could create a new style for the remainder of my text and then modify the normal style to be superscript but it may be a pain if the citations match the newly created style when inserted directly into the text. – Rory Nov 1 '12 at 17:49
Indeed my above suggestion does not work as a lot of the styles inherit from normal, meaning they too also go into superscript. – Rory Nov 1 '12 at 19:03
@Rory You are right, perhaps the only way then is to create your own style and format all citations that way... At least when you want to change it, only 1 place of change will be required. Sorry to be of no help... – gt6989b Nov 1 '12 at 19:47

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