Repeated sources - creating citations on an iPad

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I have been trying unsuccessfully to use the convention for repeated use of a source to avoid creating 'bloated' Sources lists. I believe it is associated with the character set on my keyboard not creating the correct double quotes. Don't get errors, but the bios end with the second reference to a source. Wonder if anyone can suggest the best keyboard to use for WikiTree on an iPad
in WikiTree Help by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 6 (68.4k points)
I think you’re talking about using the form <ref name=“xyz”>

I also can’t get this to work on the iPad, and suspect one of the “ is the incorrect character. My work around is to run around to the laptop to do this.

Hoping you get a solution.
Thanks Kay - it worked! Much appreciate your time in responding

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+5 votes

Are you adding the / at the end of the reference name? I always forget to do that and the text after the citation disappears.

It should look like <ref name=“xyz” />
by Erin Klein G2G6 Mach 2 (28.9k points)
It should look like <ref name="xyz"> with straight-up-and-down quotes, the same at both ends, not slanting quotes or curly quotes.

But if you keep the name simple and don't include any spaces or punctuation in it, you can skip the quotes and just put <ref name=xyz>
When I type into the editor on profile pages with my ipad, the quotes aren’t slanted like they show here in the G2G post. And I have to use /> othwise the text disappears just like Shirley said was happening to her.
Playing around with keyboards on the iPad, I found the one you want for the correct style " " quotes.

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add new keyboards > Google. Clicking on the icon that looks like a globe (lower left) will switch you between the regular keyboard, emojis and Google keyboard.
thanks for all the suggestions, changing the keyboard did thee trick, Erin. Appreciate all the responses, will make life easier going forward!
You're welcome! Glad it worked.

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