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[SmartCite] How can I personalize Citation style

When writing a doc file, I can press twice the ctrl key (on OSX). Then a small Readcube window is display from where I can look for a citation.

After adding a couple of citation, I can style the citation.

Here is ym first try:

Dear Collaborators, [1]

you are [2]

 welcome [3]

why [4]

 the text goes at the line [5]

and I can not write something after [5],


Below, why analyses is not aligned to Clarke?

[1]       Clarke, K., Somerfield, P. and Gorley, R. 2008. Testing of null hypotheses in exploratory community analyses: similarity profiles and biota-environment linkage. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 366, 1-2 (2008), 56–69.

[2]        Kragh, K., Hutchison, J., Melaugh, G., Rodesney, C., Roberts, A., Irie, Y., Jensen, P., Diggle, S., Allen, R., Gordon, V. and Bjarnsholt, T. 2016. Role of Multicellular Aggregates in Biofilm Formation. mBio. 7, 2 (2016), e00237–16.

[3]        Mullen, A., Treibitz, T., Roberts, P., Kelly, E., Horwitz, R., Smith, J. and Jaffe, J. 2016. Underwater microscopy for in situ studies of benthic ecosystems. Nature Communications. 7, (2016), 12093.

[4]        Ruiz‐González, C., Niño‐García, J. and Giorgio, P. 2015. Terrestrial origin of bacterial communities in complex boreal freshwater networks. Ecology Letters. 18, 11 (2015), 1198–1206.

[5]        Unknown Jones2016_StreamEcosystemsChangingEnvironment_Chap6.pdf.


  1. Why can I not continue writing on same line after Dear Collaborator [1] or after [2] etc...?
  2. How can I align "exploration" to "Clarke" ?


Posted by Pierre Amey at 9:54
[Permission] Users management from Dashboard

I am actually inviting collaborators to join sharing ReadCube library.
I installed ReadCube software in my Mac and my Windows
I sent some new invitations.

From the ReadCUbe Dashboard, I can see the pending invitation under the Users tab but there is no way to resend an invitation ot to change the firstname/name ot to correct an spelling error.

Apparently there is no way to reset the password, if, for exemple, the user forget his/her password

By the way, in the profile tab,  what’s the Account manager field?

Posted by Pierre Amey at 14:29
[SmartCite] Issue while citing from a Word document

Workstation : Windows Seven
Office : 2013

I downloaded and installed ReadCube, imported some of my pdfs and tried to  
use it to cite references in a Word document...  Unfortunately I had to  
read this concerning the in-text reference function:

ReadCube’s Word citation tool - SmartCite - is still in beta, which means  
it is still under development. To try it out, please go to the Preferences  
section of the main ReadCube program and opt in as a beta tester in the  
SmartCite section.

Even more problematic is that it seems to not work well for citing in Word  
on Windows (MS Office Professional Plus 2013). In my case, it opens a  
readcube search window but it does not recognize well the name of an  
author I want to cite (e.g. Battin T).

I wonder if this only affects me or if others are experiencing similar  

To resume:

  • it is very slow after the insertion of a reference
  • it crashes after 2-3 inserted references
  • it crashes when I try to correct a typing error
  • it does not allow to search for formatting styles
Posted by Pierre Amey at 14:09
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