[OS X TeX] Slightly OT, BibDesk Problem

Dietrich, Daniel L Daniel.L.Dietrich at grc.nasa.gov
Mon Jun 19 15:50:38 CEST 2006


Sorry for the slightly OT post, but I know many on the list use 
BibDesk.  I use (and really like) BibDesk for organizing references.  I 
was creating a medium-sized .bib file (60+ refs w/ abstracts) when I 
began to have a problem.  I was linking the references with .pdf files 
and using the AutoFile feature of BibDesk to move them from the Desktop 
to the destination directory.  Now every time I link to a new reference 
and BibDesk goes to move it, it crashes and quits, leaving a copy of 
the .pdf on the desktop and one in the destination.  Restarting 
BibDesk, the .bib file is fine, and the file link seems OK (links to 
the correct directory with a copy in it).

I wasn't using the latest version, so I removed the version I was using 
and installed the latest.  Same problem.  I'd file a bug report, but 
I'm wondering if the problem is in a auxiliary file (like a Preference 
file) that I should just delete.

Thanks in Advance,


P.S.  Has anyone ever tried RefWorks.  It is a Web-based reference 
manager available to us at NASA.  I see no advantages and many 
disadvantages compared to BibDesk, but I would be curious if anyone 
with more experience with these packages has any feedback..... Dan

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