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Questions tagged [bibdesk]

{bibdesk} is for questions dealing with open-source reference management software BibDesk.

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BibDesk: trouble adding in .bib file [duplicate]

I am trying to add in a .bib file created by BibDesk to my report. I have saved the .bib file in a different folder. However, it will not import in the typeset. I tried to follow the Overleaf ...
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How to make the first letter in the field names of a bib file produced by BibDesk all be lowercase?

As you see, in the following example all the first letters of the field names such as Author, Booktitle, and so on, are capital. I want to make all of them be lowercase. The file is produced by ...
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Biber and PubMed/PubMedCentral IDs with Bibdesk default field names

I would like to modify the MWE presented in Biblatex and Pubmed/Pubmed Central IDs The working example presented there works perfectly, but now I'd like to modify it to work with a BibDesk-...
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Preserve @comment line with bibtool

I just ran bibtool on my bib file (managed with BibDesk) to remove the abstract fields (with thanks to ananswer to Remove abstracts from .bib?). However, doing so removed the @comment line added by ...
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Show “last accessed” in bibliography

I am writing a scientific paper with LaTeX and am having some troubles with the bibliography. In previous posts I couldn't find a similar problem. I would like to display my URL as: Telegram (2018)....
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Autocompletion of citation with BibDesk but without TeXShop

I have the inverse question of this one, Autocompletion of citation in TeXShop without BibDesk, but instead of "without BibDesk," I am looking for a way to have autocompletion of citekeys from my bib-...
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Adding comments in .bib file that survive BibDesk's save

I want to add comments like % the following three articles are very interesting @article{....... in a .bib file. But every time BibDesk save the file it deletes all comments. I tried to follow ...
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In BibDesk, change the cite key before importing from the web

When I use BibDesk, suppose I import a citation from a webpage. The cite key comes up automatically as cite-key. How can I change it before I actually add it to the bibliography? I can always add it ...
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Arxiv ID is displayed in BibTeX amsref, but the link does not work

I use BibDesk to manage my references for the standard AMS article. Here's a typical Bibentry @article{Braverman:ab, Author = {Alexander Braverman and Pavel Etingof}, Date-Added = {2018-04-13 ...
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Where can I find good documentation for templates in BibDesk?

I want a simple way to export a bibliography to MS word format. I started by learning about bibtex, but this only helps with exporting to pdfs. I then found out about bibdesk, which has a nice gui, ...
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compiling references using bibdesk on TeXShop with achemso package for acs Format

I'm new to LaTeX and the program TeXShop for mac. I'm currently trying to write a lab report and trying to get a grasp on how to compile references on TeXShop using a .bib file. (if that makes sense) ...
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Missing = inserted for \ifnum error when generating bibliography using natbib [closed]

I'm trying to insert citations and a bibliography in ASA citation style using natbib. I'm trying to adapt a latex file that a friend sent me, since generating bibliographies is new to me. The ...
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Making a consistent bibliography [closed]

Using several books and papers, I've gotten a reasonably sized list of references in my BibDesk .bib file. Some of them came from Google Scholar, others from websites such as Springer. I've noticed ...
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Accent {\'i} with biber and BibDesk

I am using BibDesk to organise my bibliography which includes a paper with the author Caitríona. BibDesk automatically converts the í to {\'\i}. However, the biber command translates {\'\i} to the ...
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How to include BibDesk into TeXShop [duplicate]

I am very new to latex and everything seems a little confusing. I put all my literature into BibDesk. Now I want to create a bibliography which needs to be in TeXShop for compilation somehow link (?...
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Bibdesk blank tex preview?

Tex preview does not seem to be working for me? I have tried different libraries and different citations but all I get is the spinning circle for loading, and a blank log. I have the directories set ...
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How can I use the apa6 style in bibdesk

Bibdesk comes with apalike as an available style. It is not an APA 6th edition style. I tried changing it to apa6 in the preference pane, but the rendering generated an error. In reading the apa6 ...
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Autocompletion of citations and references in TeXShop

I used to use Esc to complete citations and references when typing in LaTeX using TeXShop but it doesn't work any more. It stopped working on my new laptop probably because I had to install TeXShop ...
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Is there a way in Bibdesk to erase wrong completion suggestions due to typing mistakes?

For example, if I type once Shakespere instead of Shakespeare Bigdesk keep suggesting it when I type Sha in the Author field. Is it a way of cleaning up the list of such suggestions
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Programmatically update Bibdesk file locations

I moved the directory containing my PDF files at some point and now all BibDesk references to the local PDF copies are showing localhost:missing. Is there a way to go in to the .bib file and rewrite ...
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Command-line utility to save minimal BibTeX?

I use BibDesk to manage my references, including through auto-filing the corresponding PDF files on disk. As a result, my .bib files contain several extra fields such as added/modified dates and ...
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BibDesk completion suggestions do not show if more than four initial characters are given

This question concerns TeXshop 3.77 on OSX 10.10.5. Suppose you have already placed two labels: \label{eq:abstract} and \label{eq:abstain} If you type \eqref{eq:ab then press Esc, BibDesk ...
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How can I implement a comprehensive apa-style citation and bibliography

I am really new to LaTeX and I need a comprehensive solution for my Thesis I have this problem since two days and I couldn't find any solution in any other post. I work with BibDesk on Mac And I ...
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BibDesk Custom Template Condition Tag

I'm using bibfuse to enable BibDesk to manage my references in Microsoft Word 2011. Using the BibDesk template tags (Apple's Key-Value Coding), I have the following template: <$pubType=article?>...
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Add website using BibDesk in LaTeX

I want to add a website in my research using BibDesk. In LaTeX I tried to add using URL, webpage and misc. First, I don't know what is the difference between URL, webpage and misc? Second, when I ...
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Bibliography numbering issues [edited]

I apologize if this question has been asked before, or if it's fairly trivial. I'm having trouble getting my citations to appear the way I want them to in my report. My citations are appearing in the ...
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Where does BibDesk store temporary files?

I was updating a bib file using BibDesk, when the app crashed. I had not saved the file in hours. Did I just waste my morning, or does BibDesk save a temporary file somewhere while working on a ...
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Inserting urls in bibdesk

I am working with bibdesk in latex, only when I want to insert URL's in misc. I only get errors. The first image below shows how I am working now: To However, I have heard it is possible to add ...
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How can I change editors to Eds. in bibliography?

I use \bibliographystyle{apalike-fr}. I use BibDesk. In the references I get this: How can I change change "éditeurs" into "Eds." and "Ed." if single editor ?
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Sudden error in TeXShop: “I found no \bibdata” and “I found no \bibstyle”

I am new to LaTeX, so apologies for any naivety. I am working on a project and report and was adding a new reference when suddenly the BibTeX report console produced this: This is BibTeX, Version 0....
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Harvard citation in LyX gives “author?” or “year?”, using bibDesk

Hi and thanks for excellent forum! I am attempting to use bibDesk with LyX. I save the file in bibDesk (text encoding Unicode UTF-8), import it in lyx with style plain, and change the bibliography ...
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How to change “and” to ampersand, & in citations using BibDesk? [duplicate]

So I have TeXShop for mac, and this comes with BibDesk. Have used BibDesk to create a database with all my references in, and am using this with TeXShop in my LaTeX document. My advisor wants me to ...
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Bibdesk texpreview fail after adding preamble

BibDesk doesn't allow me to Tex preview my citations after I added the following line to the preamble of my template file: @preamble{"\newcommand{\SortNoop}[1]{}"} (this is the only preamble I have)....
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permanent preamble in bibdesk-texshop

I use TexShop as my bib file generator and manage it with Bibdesk (I have a mac). How do I add a command to the preamble of the bib file which will always stay there even when I update my references ...
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Bibliography: letter after year when there are more than two authors

I'm having some minor issues with those bibliography entries which contain three authors or more: in the bibliography itself, it automatically adds a letter after the year (i.e. 1993b), even though ...
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how to get TexShop to auto-complete custom citation and cross-reference commands

I'd like to use a custom cross-referencing command, called \pref{}, in TexShop and have it trigger autocompletion the way \ref{} does. Similarly for a custom citation command \citepage{}. I have the ...
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IEEE Style Using BibDesk and texshop

I am trying to get the reference list compiled in TeXShop I do not know what I'm doing wrong I created a file in bibDesk and I put it in the same file that i have my .tex file in, and I even named ...
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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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text preview feature does not work anymore after upgrade to El Captain

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize ...
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Text alignment in bibliography

I'm using BibDesk on Mac to manage my bibliography, and I use the phjcp bibstyle (to have small caps & unsorted refs). The thing is : I have very long titles and url to display, and the problems ...
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Bibdesk incompatible webpage field

! Package biblatex Error: No driver found. throwing errors I can't find a driver for the entry type 'url' and I can't find a driver for the entry type 'webpage' and there is no fallback driver either....
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How to create a new BibDesk export template

Where do I find the current "Minimal BibTex" template for exporting a library? I want to (a) create a new version that includes URLs and DOIs, (b) name it "MinPlus BibTex", and (c) save it to wherever ...
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Set default pdf viewer in BibDesk

Is it yet possible to set the default PDF viewer in BibDesk? And if so how? I can't find anything within recent years about this, was heavily discussed about 5+ years ago. I know that I can open ...
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Aux file won't finish writing [closed]

I've used Bibdesk to write a bibliography, and I've simply copied the cite commands into my .tex file, so I know they're right. I have at the bottom of my .tex file simply: \bibliography{ref} ...
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I couldn't open the database file for BibDesk

I have searched through many posts that address this problem, however, none of the solutions seem to be a fix. I am trying to compile my latex document using BibDesk on a 10.10.3 macbook but the ...
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Export bib file only containing certain fields from BibDesk

I have a .bib file that I want to shrink down so that it only contains all the entries but only a subset of the original parameters. Furthermore, I would like to do this by specifying which parameters ...
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LaTeX/BibTeX do not like a certain URL

I have a Bibtex entry that contains a URL that latex does not like: http://www-nlpir.nist.gov/projects/duc/duc2007/assessor.update_summarization.instructions.pdf I get this error: Missing $ ...
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Best practice for biblatex, biber, utf8 files

I use biblatex and biber. I used to use bibtex. So, when I first started writing .bib files I would have entries like this: @article{descartes, Author = {Descartes, Ren{\'{e}}} Title = {`...
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Where does BibDesk store its BibTeX style sheets?

Where are the BibTeX style sheets that can be used by "Preferences -> TeX preview" in BibDesk? I would like to add my own.
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Handling the nobility particle in bibliography

The surnames with a nobility particle (e.g. "de Sample", or "van Sample") are being listed in the bibliography in the alphabetical order by the first letter of the particle (e.g. "van Sample" is ...