Before reading you might want to check out: How to create a custom reference.
Customizing a short form
- Select a citation to open the case text in the preview pane.
- Under the style of cause, select Modify.
- In the Short Form section of the Details panel, enter the desired short form, then click Save.
- Citing a case for the first time will not display the short form. The short form will automatically be displayed the next time you cite that case anywhere in your document.
- Cite the case again to show the short form in square brackets.
In this example: Hernandez is the short form.
Suppressing short form display in the first reference
- In MS Word, click on the CiteRight tab, then click Preferences
- In the Citations tab, uncheck Include short form in first citation, then click Save.
Now, when rendering citations, the short form in square brackets in the first citation will not appear.
Keep in mind that if you make subsequent references to the case throughout your document, the short form will still appear, as long as the Short Form checkbox in the Formats section of the Citation Preferences is selected.