[OS X TeX] Cross-references in BibDesk

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Fri Mar 23 21:21:38 CET 2007

Hi all, I have a question about using the crossreference feature in BibDesk.

Here's how I thought it should work:

I make a book entry for some collection, with the Title, Editor, Date 
and Publisher information filled in.

For each article in the collection, I select the book entry and use 
Make New Publication with Crossref.  This publication will be the 
"incollection" type.

When I do this, BibDesk puts the title of the book in the title field 
of the Incollection rather than in the booktitle field.  This means 
that I have to override the title information with the article title 
and re-enter the book title into the appropriate field.

Is this the expected behaviour, or am I doing something wrong?  If it 
is the expected behaviour, why is it this way rather than putting the 
cross-referenced title into the booktitle field?


P.S.  The search function on the BibDesk help never seems to get the 
links right.   So if I type "crossreference" into the help search 
box, I get the correct list of links, but clicking on the links leads 
to the wrong place.  For example, the first link that comes up is to 
section 5.3.4 (which is correct), but the link ends up at 5.3.3 
(which is the wrong section).  Similarly, the 3rd link is to section 
10.10 but the link ends up in section 11.7

Alan Munn 
amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages   Fax.  +1-517-432-2736
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824       Tel.  +1-517-355-7491

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