I’ve been using Scientific Word (basically a GUI front-end) to create a LaTeX document and implementing BibTeX. So far, I am able to insert citations and a bibliography. But, I’ve run into what I think is a big limitation of BibTeX with in-text citations, unless I’m missing something obvious, which is entirely possible, if not probable, since I just learned about BibTeX this weekend.
What I’d like to do is to be able to use citations both as nouns in the sentences and as end-of-sentence references. Here’s an example of what I’d like to do (content is entirely made up on the fly just to illustrate the form, so be gentle )
The problem is, I cannot see how to alter the form of the in-text citations depending on how the reference is used. BibTeX works great if all references take the form of sentence 1 above (i.e., they’re all at the end of the sentence). But using references as nouns is fairly common, right? So it seems there should be a way to alter the appearance of citations “on the fly.”
The other option is to create a manual bibliography, but then, the time savings of BibTeX are lost. Or, I could use Word 2007 with the ZoteroFirefox plugin. I can alter the appearance of in-text citations and still have it generate a bibliography correctly, but writing math in Word 2007 sucks:smack:.
Any hope of being able to do what I want here?