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#1 Don Newcomb

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:58 PM

When you go through the endnotes (sources) page on the website you've just created and find a screwy looking reference, you then have a problem trying to find the person, citation and source to which that endnote applies. If the endnote is really messed up you may have no clue to its origin. There are no backward links to take you back to the person that points to that note. Here's what I've figured out how to do: Go to the folder where you created the website. Assume that you are looking for citation #123. Open the "Search Companion", in "All or part of the file name" enter ".htm", in "Word or phrase in file enter "htm#123" and run the search. You will find every file with a reference to 123*. This will include 123, 123X, 123XX, etc. (Hopefully the problem isn't with reference #1.) You then open the identified file in a browser and search within that file for the number (e.g. 123) This will find the person, who you can then find in your database. If anyone knows how to search for htm#123" <- (note terminal quote.) you will be able to search for the exact citation.