[OS X TeX] BibDesk import (was Endnote 8)

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Dec 2 11:40:17 EST 2004

On Dec 2, 2004, at 12:04 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Dec 1, 2004, at 19:16, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> isi2xml file.isi | xml2bib works correctly.
>> You are right. I also emailed the author and he has corrected his 
>> isi2xml utility so that it works without having to modify anything in 
>> the ISI formatted file. He should be posting the new version soon.
> That's good news.  A further note on BibDesk:  you can use its "Open 
> Using Filter..." menu item to import files from Web of Science 
> directly into BibDesk using isi2xml or other shell commands.
> You'll get a standard open panel with a text field labeled "Filter 
> Shell Command" near the bottom; in the text field, enter 
> '/usr/local/bin/isi2xml | /usr/local/bin/xml2bib' (no quotes, and 
> substitute /usr/local/bin/* for the paths on your system).  Select 
> your isi file, and click the "Open" button.

That is beautiful! I was wondering what "Open Using Filter..." does. :-)

> I'm copying the bibdesk-users mailing list on this, since this feature 
> is apparently undocumented, although it's been part of the program for 
> years.

Thank you for mentioning a mailing list. I have subscribed from the 
BibDesk web site.

All the best,

-- Gary

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