[OS X TeX] BibDesk crossref
dac at panix.com
Sat Jul 18 02:30:24 EDT 2009
After waaaaaaayyyyyyyy too long, I'm switching over to bibtex and have
been learning my way around BibDesk tonight.
BibDesk 1.3.21 on Mac OS 10.5.7, MacTeX 2008 fully updated.
I'm having a bit of befuddlment concerning crossrefs. First, I'm a bit
confused why Crossref isn't one of the default fields. As far as I've
found so far, I can add it as a custom field, or select a parent entry
and use the action button to create a new entry with a crossref to it.
Just seems a bit harder than it ought to be to, e.g. add a Crossref
field on the fly.
[Apropos of which, when I double click a field in an entry and try to
change the field name to one from the drop-down, or a new one, nothing
at all happens when I click OK. The supposedly edited field remains
unchanged. This feels a lot like a bug, or at best, is very confusing.
And shouldn't there be an easy way to ADD a field rather than being
limited to changing one of the existing ones?]
Those aren't my real questions, though. I've ticked "Duplicate Title to
Booktitle" and added "inbook" and "incollection" to the list. However,
it just doesn't do it. The child shows the parent's title in the
"title" field, which is clearly incorrect, and the "Booktitle" field
remains empty. I have to make the changes manually.
Is this a bug, or am I just confused about what's supposed to happen?
Since I'm on the digest form of the list, a direct cc would be
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