[Taxacom] Excel keys

Adolf Ceska aceska at telus.net
Thu Aug 31 17:47:38 CDT 2006


I have a set of macros for automatic formatting and numbering the leads of
the indented identification keys. See the Juncus key in BEN 358:
http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben358.html

Adolf Ceska, Victoria, BC, Canada 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Mike Bayly
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 3:33 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Excel keys
> 
> You can also set up a similar system in MS Word (although probably not as
> flexible as LaTeX?).  You can set each couplet up us a numbered item, and
> likewise each species heading in your treatement.  At the end of each lead
> in the key(s) you insert a cross-reference, either to a taxon name and
> number or to the number of another couplet.  Right now I can't remember
> exactly how to set all this up (but you can work it out from the Word help
> files).  I recently used this approach for a monograph covering about a
> hundred species.  It allowed me to tinker, as the monograph developed,
> with both the species order and the order of key couplets, without
> manually re-numbering all cross-references.  Of course tinkering with the
> order of key couplets can affect more things than couplet numbering - but
> it is one less thing to have to worry about.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mike
> 
> 
> > Dear all,
> >
> >>The system arose out of a need to make keys that could be
> >>constantly added to as new species were found without having to
> >>painstakingly change three or four numbers in every couplet, which
> inevitably leads to lots of errors.
> >
> > My method mentioned earlier in this list (LaTeX keys) have the
> possibility
> > of recounting these numbers easily. You can also produce automatic
> hyperrefs and pagerefs. And no problems with italicizing, the typografic
> quality is high.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Alexey Shipunov
> > University of Idaho
> >
> >
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