[OS X TeX] Recompiling BibTeX

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Jul 12 16:35:11 CEST 2004

On Jul 12, 2004, at 09:11, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> I use the annotation fields for my notes. Sometimes I enter long 
> passages from
> the source, which I later add in the .tex file. When I run bibtex and 
> an entry
> with a long annotation is used, bibtex skips it, and the bibliorgraphy 
> is empty.

Ouch, that's bad.

> I found a workaround for this: BibDesk sorts the fields in 
> alphabetical order
> but bibtex handles them in order of appearance. If all the information 
> needed
> for the bibliography comes before the annotation field, the 
> bibliography entry
> is complete. So what I can do is changing all the relevant entries, 
> moving the
> annotation field at the end of the entry. The problem here is that as 
> soon as I
> open and save this in BibDesk all is lost again. Maybe BibDesk can be 
> told not
> to move the order of the fields, this would already solve my problem.

File a bug on sourceforge, and mention this discussion; assign mmcc or 
me.  Maybe we can write the annote field out lastly; I'm not sure.  
Sounds like that would be an workaround, though.


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