[OS X TeX] BibDesk crossref
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.
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