[OS X TeX] BibDesk

Michael McCracken michael_mccracken at mac.com
Fri Oct 8 11:00:53 CEST 2004

Hi Johan.

On Oct 8, 2004, at 12:31 AM, Johan Glimming wrote:

> Hi Michael and others,
> I really like BibDesk, but I have 3 suggested minor (?) improvements:
> 1. I would like to be able to drag'n'drop bibliography entries between  
> two open .bib files to import references from a coauthor etc.

You should be able to do this - dragging an entry between open files  
copies the entry, and dragging an entry onto the edit window for  
another entry copies over any fields that have no set value.

> 2. Further, I would like to edit multiple files at once, since  
> sometimes one want to change say "Albert Einstien" to "Albert  
> Einstein" for 12 publications. Check iTunes - it's got this feature.

This is an old favorite feature request that hasn't quite made it in  
yet, because other things always seem more important to do first (speed  
improvements, encoding issues or macro support, for instance)

To get emails when there's movement on this, you can track this  
sourceforge tracker item:

> 3. Importing/inserting .bib files into existing bibliography.

Also a longstanding feature request: see

Unfortunately the BibDesk project is not teeming with developers, but  
we try to get to what we can to keep improving it. Thanks for the  

>> @string{POPL="Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages"}
> I agree. Indeed it is a bit tedious to import bib files with jan,feb,  
> ... rather than "January", "February" etc. A macro/user abbreviation  
> feature would very nice.

It's in the works!


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