[OS X TeX] BibDesk crossref

david craig dac at panix.com
Sun Jul 19 00:22:09 EDT 2009


On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, Alex Hamann wrote:
> Anyway, the best way t deal with crossref in my opinion is to first 
> create the parent item (as you know, crossref is primarily for 
> incollection items). Then press ALT in the main window and you will 
> see hot the icon for "New" in the toolbar changes to "New with 
> Crossref". That way you don't have the crossref field in every single 
> item in you bibfile which makes sense since usually more items do not 
> need it than actually do.

That's a really handy tip.  Love it.

> You can easily add fields to an item by first opening it in and then clicking 
> the little plus symbol at the bottom of the editing-window.

Ah, the status bar was toggled off.  See it now.

> The duplication feature you are mentioning should only be active for 
> the parent items (books, manuals, etc.) NOT for the child items 
> (incollection, inbook). What it will do is to add the field booktitle 
> to the bibtextypes in that list so that if you then link an 
> incollection to it via crossref you will find the booktitle field 
> automatically filled out in the child item.

I get it now.   Thanks.

> Hth,


David Craig


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