[OS X TeX] Cite Bibliography script

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Sun Sep 19 08:56:02 CEST 2004


On 18 Sep 2004, at 9:54 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> Let me make a few comments.
>
> First, if BibDesk is installed, then its "Service" offers already this 
> functionality instantaneously (!). There are may other reasons why one 
> should use BibDesk.

And of course reasons why one wouldn't want to. This script provides a 
choice, which is always good.

> Secondly, if, for whatever reason, one would like to run the 
> Applescript, then the following points should be observed:
>
> 1. Each file that uses bibtex contains a command like 
> \bibliography{mrabbrev,publications}, where the last name is the name 
> of the relevant .bib file. The best place to store the .bib file is 
> ~/texmf/bibtex and the script could be directed to this directory.

The script is supposed to (but doesn't until a bug is fixed) use 
kpsewhich to find the bibtex files, whether they exist in 
~/texmf/bibtex or anywhere else in the TeX tree.

But your statement is correct - bibtex files shouldn't be stored 
locally per project, since that defeats (one of) the purpose(s) of 
bibtex itself!

> 2. The script contains a lot of subroutines which should be saved in a 
> compiled form and called upon if necessary. There is already a folder 
> for subroutines ~/Library/TeXShop/Scripts.

Are scripts much faster when compiled? This could be very useful...

Will

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