A very exciting feature of Citation is the integration of notecards
into the datafile. . . . and . . . Citation's bibliography generation
is slick. Citation does things that other formatters don't do. For example,
in the Chicago style, if editor and translator are the same,
Citation doesn't lamely list the name twice; it correctly prefixes
the name with "Edited and translated by." Another plus is
that when the user specifies a page number in her Access
Key, that page will substitute for any pages given in the
database for the note; while in the bibliography, the full
page numbers will be given. For intext citations: . . . Citation
lets users . . . suppress the author's name or year . . for
styles where parts of the in-text citation are suppressed
depending on the context.
It is wonderful to see this attention to detail.
[Citation] has a number of features that should be the envy of its competitors--
especially its slick integration with the major word processors and
its "preview box," which shows a "live" formatted reference for the
current entry in the datafile. The formatting is simply wonderful.
The major packages all brag about their formatting power, but Citation
is the only one that can't be stumped.