[OS X TeX] Cross-references in BibDesk

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Fri Mar 23 21:26:25 CET 2007

At 4:21 PM -0400 3/23/07, Alan Munn wrote:
>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?

Answering my own question, I now see that this is a preference 
setting. (So I was doing something wrong).

>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

This of course was the source of my problem ;-)  It makes it a little 
hard to RTFM.
Alan Munn 
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