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How to make a custom format in the Print Bib Records cloud app

This blog post will discuss specifically how to make a custom format in the “Print Bib Records” cloud app.

Before reading this blog a prerequisite is to first see How to install and use the Print Bib Records cloud app .

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Here is the default ‘citation’ format in the Print Bib Records cloud app.  We will change it by putting “Title” before “Author” and prefixing both fields with “Title:” and “Author:” in bold.

Step One to create and use a new format:

Expand the app so that you will be able to fully read and edit the configurations:

Step Two to create and use a new format:

Click the ellipses (three dots) and then the wrench:

Step Three to create and use a new format:

Scroll down and choose the existing format which you want to use as a basis (starting point) for the new format.  Select the format then click “load”:

Step Four to create and use a new format:

Look at section “Preview Generated html” so that you can see what fields exist and how they appear:

Step Five to create and use a new format:

On the top of the upper section give a name to the new xsl you will create, and then change the xsl of the format as desired.

Here we have called the xsl template “My customized citation”.  We changed the format by putting the title before the author (by default title was after author), and prefixing the title with “Title:” (previously only the author had a prefix).  Both prefixes have been put into “bold”.

Step Six to create and use a new format:

In the “Results” section of the “Preview the generated HTML” confirm that the format is as desired then click ‘save’:

Step Seven to create and use a new format:

Use the Print Bib Records cloud app “from the beginning” (start over) and now choose the new format made above and click “save”:

Step Eight to create and use a new format:

See new results with new format (title before author, both title and author have a bold prefix):

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