Using biblatex with:


Generating footnote citations with \footcite and the bibliography with \printbibliography.

I'm citing a lot of EU directives and regulations and the titles are very long. When I have several of them on a page the footnotes end up taking up a third or more of the page.

Is there any way to have an abbreviated title that I specify appear in the footnotes but the full title appear in the bibliography?

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    You can temporarly move the shorttitle field to the title field \AtEveryCitekey. – Ulrike Fischer May 26 '15 at 9:27

This is what I ended up doing, using the shorttitle field with the following in the preamble (a few extra bits for things I wanted to do):


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