[OS X TeX] How to use BibDesk Completion

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Nov 20 02:28:09 CET 2008

On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:23 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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.

If you have the latest TeXShop, you should get rid of the input  
manager, and its preferences are obsolete.  Only the TeXShop  
preference setting is relevant.


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