[Textures] Textures, BibDesk and BibTeX

William I. Newman, Ph. D. win at ucla.edu
Sat Jul 2 22:12:47 EDT 2011

Thank you very much for your advice. It was extraordinarily helpful.
I expect that I will soon be "negotiating" with my publisher! William
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On Jul 1, 2011, at 8:13 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 1 juil. 2011 à 16:36, William I. Newman, Ph. D. a écrit :
>> I have always developed my bibliographies "by hand" for LaTeX  
>> documents using Textures, but must now employ BibTeX on a book  
>> project. I like the capabilities of BibDesk in compiling the  
>> appropriately formatted .bib file with references, but do not see  
>> how to run BibTeX after using Textures to produce the additional  
>> files. (I found a workaround via TeXShop but prefer the  
>> functionality of Textures, otherwise.) Is there a simple way to do  
>> this that I have somehow overlooked?
> I cannot see any way of running BibTeX within Textures. Classic  
> Textures used to ship with a separate BibTeX tool, but the only way  
> to run it on OS X would be through SheepShaver, and beware  
> SheepShaver is not the easiest thing to set up:
> <Capture d’écran 2011-07-01 à 16.52.03.png>
> So, apart from TeXShop, the only way to run BibTeX is through the  
> command line, using the bibtex binary within MacTeX. You need to  
> have in the same folder the .aux file produced by LaTeX and the .bib  
> file produced by BibDesk. If the .bst file (ie the BibTeX style) is  
> standard, LaTeX will find it; if it is not, then you need to put it  
> in the same folder as well.
> Then you should try in Terminal something like this (where <my-file>  
> and <my-directory> must be replaced by the folder name and the .aux  
> file name):
> $ cd <my-directory>
> $ bibtex <my-file>.aux
> This will create the .bbl file, and then you can go back to Textures.
> That said, I'm like you, I'm still doing all my bibliographies by  
> hand, so the above is untested.
> One thing which could cause problem: in case you are using 8-bit  
> characters (ie, not strict ascii, for examples if there are  
> accents), Textures expects files encoded in Macintosh Roman encoding  
> but I'm not sure which encoding BibTeX outputs. It's possible BibTeX  
> outputs strict ascii files, in which case there would be no problem.
> Good luck,
> Bruno Voisin
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