While of questionable interest to many of you, I’m still pleased to
announce that the first public release of WordCited has made it out the
door. WordCited is a plugin for Microsoft Word
which allows you to create MLA Works Cited (nay, Bibliography) entries
with a minimum amount of pain. You can find all the pertinent
information at wordcited.com. Yes, it’s written in Visual Basic. I’m not
proud of that. But it is Open Source. If you write academic papers, or
just need to cite your sources, I think WordCited will help you out.
Every now and then I’m forced (or agree) to return to the world of
Windows only development. Such is the case with WordCited, my upcoming
Microsoft Word plug-in.
WordCited is a plug-in for Microsoft Word 2000 and XP (and possibly
2003, once I test it) which eases the pain of creating MLA
[STRIKEOUT:Bibliography] Works Cited entries. It currently handles all
sorts of print and internet sources, and will also handle media sources
(audio tape, CD, etc) when it’s finally released. I’m also considering
adding support for the APA format, but that will come later.
So why return to the world of Windows for WordCited? Because I had a
customer. A patient customer. A customer who has yet to call me on the
fact I’m nearly 45 days late. But it’s coming; real soon now. And when
it does, it will be available here. Well maybe not here, exactly, but
I’ll be sure to announce the location. Not that I believe there will be
a mad rush to download, but because after all the cursing and ranting
about Office COM plug-in development, I need to brag somewhere.