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How to manually reference & Spell check

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asked May 3, 2017 in BUS 4029H - Research Project by Gary Finkelstein

Hi Rowan, 

1.I need to reference the following:

National Treasury, 2013. Charges in South African retirement funds, Technical Discussion Paper A for public comment. pg70-77. Date Accessed: 4 May 2017

here is the link to the pdf: (it was found online)


The issue I am having is that this is not on google scholar so i cannot just copy the citation into endnote and then its done. I am going to have to add this reference to my already created reference list of references coming from end note. Please advise on how to correctly reference this. 

2. the latex program installed on my computer doesn't seem to be picking up a dictionary to perform spell check. please advise on how to go about ensuring it does so

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answered May 3, 2017 by Rowan (4,010 points)
selected May 5, 2017 by Rowan
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Hi Gary

You should be able to add the reference manually in Endnote. It should allow you to enter all the fields you need and then add it to your list of references.

As to your second question, the line "\usepackage[british]{babel}" in the template should get your latex document to use the British spell check. This does require the babel package to be installed which should get installed automatically.

commented May 4, 2017 by Rowan (4,010 points)

Gary's Comment:

Hi rowan,

I have the \userpackage[british]{babel} in the code but it still does not check spelling.

Also, I put the reference details into endnote, exported it as usual but then when running it in latex, it refuses to display all the information i put into the reference. 

please advise.

commented May 4, 2017 by Rowan (4,010 points)
Hi Gary. If you have a follow up query on a question please rather post it as a comment or as an edit to the original question.

When you build your document, does it give any warning messages? Also, what program are you working in? Finally, have you googled the issue to see if anyone else has had a similar issue.

When you say that it refuses to display the reference, do you mean in your bibliography or when you cite it?

I will watch for your comment in response.

commented May 4, 2017 by Gray Finkelstein (100 points)

image I am using the Texmaker programme.

Yes I have googled the issue regarding spell check but cannot seem to fix the problem as the solutions require downloading a dictionary but I haven't been able to follow how that is done. 

In regard to the "online" references I have used the code leading to the strangely formatted reference


commented May 5, 2017 by Rowan (4,010 points)

Hi Gary.

It is difficult to troubleshoot issues like this online. Are you working on a desktop or a laptop? Would you be able to come see me next week?

commented May 5, 2017 by Gray Finkelstein (100 points)

Yes, working on a laptop.

I can come see you on Monday. 

Thanks for the help Rowan- appreciate it

commented May 5, 2017 by Rowan (4,010 points)

No problem. I will be in from 10:00 - 13:00.