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

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Jan 31 15:38:44 EST 2005

On Monday, January 31, 2005, at 12:28PM, Holger Frauenrath <mail at frauenrath.com> wrote:

>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 

Please post a sample here for us to look at.  You should have

key = {value},
key2 = {value2}

or something similar, but I need to see the exact output from Endnote, before reading it into BibDesk.  If the citekey is not displayed in the list view, BibDesk didn't find a citekey, and you should have seen some warnings.

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