[OS X TeX] converting crossref

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Mon Jul 23 00:01:27 CEST 2007

On Jul 22, 2007, at 11:13 , Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jul 22, 2007, at 10:21, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> This may not help, but I offer it as an alternative: I have  
>> several bibtex files, in particular one for books, one for  
>> papers.  For papers in proceedings and the like, I use "\cite 
>> {Blat}" as the book title.
> I'm curious: why do you use this instead of crossrefs?  Does it  
> work for any field?  (yeah, I could try that for myself...I'm lazy ;)

My Mom never mentioned that feature.  I don't know that it's limited  
to the Booktitle field.

Also, the BibDesk doc implies that the crossref'd entry lives in the  
same file with the crossrefee ("...all parent items must follow their  
children...").  Am I misreading this?

>> While BibDesk does not display the entry correctly (not being able  
>> to relate the citation to anything in the file), it seems to work  
>> fine in practice (of course, I have to have both files referenced  
>> in the bibliography spec, and run bibtex a few more times :-}).
> One advantage of crossrefs is that they are searched and displayed  
> by BibDesk (and they were a real pain to implement).
>>        Title = {N\'eron models},
> As a side note, you may want to use {N{\'e}ron models} here.  ISTR  
> that helps bibtex with sorting, but it also allows BibDesk to  
> display the actual Unicode character.

As it stands, the title shows up (both in the preview window and the  
actual PDF) with a properly accented 'e'.  Does this mean the proper  
character is being displayed?  I ask simply out of ignorance :-}

Thanks for the comments!


Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
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