[OS X TeX] How to use BibDesk Completion

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Nov 20 02:23:27 CET 2008

On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:00 PM, Di Xiao wrote:

> Hi,
> I notice there is a preference item in TexShop which enables BibDesk
> Completion.  I searched the list and couldn't find a detailed
> explanation on how to use it except the information that input manager
> is no longer needed.  What's the hotkey to active this function?  Is
> there other steps I need do to enable it?
> I have a working latex file and a bib file.  Bibtex on the file
> generates no problem.
> Thanks,
> Di


Basically what I have to do is open my .bib file(s) in Bibdesk, write  
a \cite{xxx (actually I use my command completion) and press F5 to get  
a list of possible citation matches. I then highlight one of them,  
press return or tab and the proper key is put into the citation.

If that doesn't work it may be that you need to have a hidden  
preference set (I'm not sure that is necessary any more) and I can  
send you a BibDesk preference file with that set and then you can  
change other prefs to what you want.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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