[#31073] Referring to the first footnote number in a chapter rather than the entire document

You're working with a citation style that refers to the first footnote number in each subsequent citation, for example "Miller, City planning, p. 8 (see footnote 44). In addition, you've inserted paragraph breaks in your document for each new chapter. In each chapter, you've changed the Word settings so that footnote numbering starts over and does not continue from the previous chapter. 

Problem

You notice that the reference to the first footnote always refers to the first mention in your entire document and instead of in the current chapter.

Background

Word distinguishes between the footnote index (which is not visible to users) and visible footnote numbers. The Citavi Word Add-In only works with the footnote index.

Solution

If you're using a citation style that uses a full citation in the footnote and does not use a bibliography, take the following steps:
  1. Instead of working with paragraph breaks, work with individual Word documents or a master document and multiple subdocuments.
  2. When you're done inserting references and don't think you'll need to make any changes, convert the Citavi fields to static text as described in our manual
  3. If you were working with individual documents, insert them into one document so that a table of contents is automatically generated.
If you're using a citation style that includes a bibliography, take the following steps:
  1. Instead of working with paragraph breaks, work with individual Word documents or a master document and multiple subdocuments.
  2. In Citavi, mark the references that you cited in your documents: 
    1. ​Create a selection of the references cited. Open the Word document(s) and then select the filter to only display the references you cited (see screenshot).
    2. Assign blue labels to all references in the selection as described in our manual.
  3. When you're done inserting references and don't think you'll need to make any changes, convert the Citavi fields to static text as described in our manual
  4. If you were working with individual documents, insert them into one document so that a table of contents is automatically generated.
  5. Delete the bibliography that appears at the end of each chapter.
  6. Filter the references in your project with the by blue labels option.
  7. In Citavi, create a project bibliography from the selection. Please note: when you create a bibliography in Citavi the sorting you selected in Citavi (if any) will be used instead of the citation style's sorting. If you get a sorting you didn't expect, you can correct it by following the steps in our manual.