[OS X TeX] BibTeX, BibDesk, EndNote

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 31 17:06:14 EST 2005

On 31 jan 2005, at 22:45, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 31.01.2005, at 22:38, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> There is a well documented trick, which works for abstract and 
>> annotation fields, and I believe the trick is even included in the 
>> makebst tool (from the custom-bib bundle). Don't know how BibDesk 
>> will handle those: put the abstract in a separate file (don't care 
>> how bit it is), and replace the abstract field with 
>> {{\input{myfilename}}}. It is advisable to choose the file-names 
>> wisely, and to have the files in your TeX search path 
>> (~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/abstracts/... seems suitable). Remember to 
>> give the files as well when you hand over the bibtex database to 
>> someone else.
> The problem with this trick is that you lose the ability to edit the 
> fields directly in BibDesk which isn't so bad for Abstracts but very 
> annoying for annotations (at least if you use them the way I do).

Do you ever print those annotations in a overview of your database? If 
not, you could just continue in another ignored field (just invent a 
field name). It would be nice if BibDesk could show an unobtrusive 
warning (say a red dot in the toolbar) when a field goes over the 
maximum length.


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