[OS X TeX] Automatic Citation Completion for BBEdit and Bibdesk

Curtis Clifton curt.clifton at mac.com
Tue Dec 14 01:05:11 EST 2004

With the coming-of-age of TeXniscope, I've switched to using BBEdit for 
all my LaTeX editing.  But I missed the automatic citation completion 
provided by Bibdesk to Cocoa applications.  With some nudging from Adam 
Maxwell, I've cooked up an AppleScript to do automatic citation 
completion in BBEdit.

The script lets you enter a partial citation in BBEdit, like 
"\cite{Knuth", then hit a user-defined hotkey and choose from a set of 
matching citations culled from your Bibdesk database.  The selected 
cite key is entered into the document, replacing the partial citation.

See http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~cclifton/software.shtml for the script 
and brief installation instructions.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Share and enjoy,


Curtis Clifton, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University

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