I'm using TeX live 2010. I have a .bib file generated from Mendeley, and I want to use that with amsrefs, but it's confusing and the amsrefs documentation is somewhat hard to follow: how do I massage the .bib file into something that amsrefs can stomach. (I'm using amsart as the document class).
As the Mendeley-generated file should be a valid .bib file then using the
For example the following simple document, processed by pdflatex and then bibtex,
will produce a .bbl file with the best-effort conversion of the specified bibliography file into amsrefs format (by default it will use the amsrn style).
Looking at the first couple of entries of the input .bib and output .bbl files:
Only a subset of .bib fields are supported and, of course, the output cannot be better than the input and will not initially have much of the added structure that amsrefs can support but should be a useful start.