[OS X TeX] A question from a new member

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Oct 18 16:34:29 CEST 2006

On Oct 18, 2006, at 01:57, Frederic Andres wrote:

> Ok, so I have downloaded Bibdesk and assigned it to work with TexShop.
> Then, I tried a cite command but when I pressed F5, the list was a  
> list of words starting with the letter I had typed and not a list  
> of references. Then, I tried to open my .bib file in Bibdesk and  
> here what it says:"
> Alert
> [NSCFDictionnary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value"

Please send me the .bib file (off-list).  This should not happen when  
opening a file, and I'd definitely like to fix it in BibDesk.

> and when I press OK, nothing happens; I mean, my bibliography does  
> not seem to load in Bibdesk.

This is because of the NSCFDictionary exception.  It's basically a  
semi-gracefully handled crash that leaves the program in an undefined  


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