[OS X TeX] autogenerated cite keys; BibDesk 1.3.20
languasc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 05:58:23 EDT 2009
Thanks Adam for the suggestions.
Just a follow-up: I had no need to write an Applescript program since
auto-generated keys method in JabRef allowed me to have them formatted
as I wrote.
PS. yeah, I do have good reasons to use such a format.
On 19/ago/09, at 17:02, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2009, at 6:04 AM, Alessandro Languasco wrote:
>> I'm trying to autogenerate cite keys in BibDesk using the following
>> custom format
>> name of the first author + first initial of the surnames of the
>> remaining authors + year + progressive letter
>> The best result I am able to get is to use the commands
>> but the first letter of the first author is repeated.
> Suggestion #1: your citekey isn't a work of art; just pick something
> simple and use it.
> Suggestion #2: use %u0 at the end, instead of limiting it to a
> single unique character.
> Finally, if you really need this form of citekey, you will have to
> write a script hook to create it yourself. You can access the
> format parsing from AppleScript, so that may be helpful.
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