# [OS X TeX] Crossrefs in BibDesk?

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed May 18 21:08:14 EDT 2005

On May 18, 2005, at 17:27, Damon Muller wrote:

> On 19/05/2005, at 7:30 AM, Michael McCracken wrote:
>
>
>> I have found that there are at least a few features that nobody
>> really knows about, except for me - certainly some of the various
>> drag and drop features, and Adam's fantastic autocompletion plugin
>> for Cocoa text editors. We're familiar since we wrote them, but if
>> there are features that aren't well known, I'd be interested to
>> hear suggestions of how to improve that situation.
>>
>
> I use the autocomplete feature of BibDesk in TeXShop all the time.
> I love it, and I'd be very lost without it. Although, I did notice
> that the completion seems to have changed recently - previously it
> only completed on the key, and now it seems to complete on any
> author, which still throws me a bit (when I type 'ress<F5>' I don't
> really expect it to be completed with 'douglas92'). However, I'm
> sure it's actually more useful to more people this way, so I'll get
> used to it eventually.

Glad you like it.  That's interesting that you notice different
results, since nothing in the selection/search process has changed
recently.  It actually searches based on author surnames, title,
keywords, and cite key, but I'm not sure if this is documented anywhere.

The plugin will also search through your document for \label{}s so
you can autocomplete \ref{} commands.

>
> Many thanks to the three BibDesk Devs!

You're welcome!

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