[OS X TeX] BibTeX, BibDesk, EndNote - Solved

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Mon Jan 31 15:28:24 EST 2005

On Jan 31, 2005, at 21:01, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

>> Is there a way to save/export a file in Bibdesk with
>> certain fields only? I will change the Endnote export as well, but it
>> would still be useful for me to know this for future use.

Well, I am sorry for bugging everybody on the list. Of course, it was 
Endnote's fault, at least to some extent. How could I have thought 
something else. The default template for BibTeX export format places a 
line break between @article{ and the label (cite key) which makes 
BibTeX fail. Changing this in all reference types fixes the problem. 
This occurred to me when I wanted to change the template so that the 
abstracts, notes and keywords are left out.

However, I also noticed a strange behavior of Bibdesk in this context. 
Bibdesk would not display the cite keys (with the line break after 
@article{ ) in the list view or in the window for an individual 
reference. Apparently Bibdesk also had a problem with the line break. 
It would, however, display the cite key in the preview. Apparently, it 
does find/know the cite key, after all. Could Bibdesk be changed such 
that it automagically corrects the erroneous line break (just in case 
somebody else will try to use Endnote's default BibteX export in the 

I am only struggling with the accented characters now, but that seem 
like a minor problem.

Thanks to everybody who responded. And thanks a lot to those who made 
Bibdesk available. It is a great tool.

Dr. Holger Frauenrath
ETH Zurich
Hönggerberg, HCI H515
CH-8093 Zurch

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