[OS X TeX] convert bibtex file to endnote?

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Aug 5 16:27:25 CEST 2005

On Aug 5, 2005, at 06:17, Jonas Wellendorf wrote:

> Den 5. aug. 2005 kl. 09.24 skrev Aaron Jackson:
>> On Aug 5, 2005, at 2:35 AM, Jonas Wellendorf wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am looking for a way to convert a bibtex file (made with  
>>> bibdesk in the utf-8 encoding) to a format that can be read by  
>>> endnote 7 or 8. I have followed the suggestions on the following  
>>> two sites, but without luck.
>>> http://www.cvrti.utah.edu/~macleod/litbase/endnote.html
>>> http://www.endnote.com/support/ensupport.asp
>>> Is there another way?
>> I use bibutils:
>> bib2xml file.bib | xml2end > file.enl
>> Then do an Import->EndNote Import on file.enl.  You have to build  
>> bibutils of course, which requires you to have installed the Apple  
>> developers tools and doing a 'make' in the source directory, then  
>> moving the executables somewhere in your path i.e. /usr/loca/bin.
> Thank you. With this method it was possible to import my bib-file  
> to endnote. There are some problems with the conversion of non  
> ascii characters and it turns out that endnote 8 no longer has a  
> global search and replace option, although endnote 7 had.  
> Unfortunately I cannot import the converted bib-file into endnote  
> 7. Is there a solution to this poblem?
> I tried to use the -u (for unicode) flag on bib2xml, but it did not  
> help.

I think Endnote likes MacOSRoman encoding, but I don't know if  
bibutils works with that.  I'd suggest saving as RIS from BibDesk in  
Mac Roman encoding, then trying to load the RIS file directly into  

-- Adam

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