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by iandol
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?

Hi Jon, I downloaded the silent update but still get the double attachment when I try to reattach the PDF: Screen Shot 2021-04-06 at 09.18.54_SMALL.png Perhaps this depends on the renaming options. I use a custom format using a {d} t for renaming. Anyway this is fairly minor. Regarding the log, coul...
by iandol
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?

Thanks Jon. So the recommendation is to make a copy of my database, use the MAM to move the ~1250 marooned attachments to a temp folder, then use "Find & Attach Local PDFs", spot-check what the result is, remove orphans if necessary, then replace the main database with the copy. Is there a way to ge...
by iandol
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?

If I use the attachment-pane right-click "Reattach..." method, I get to select the attachment, then I get this requestor: Screenshot 2021-04-04 at 12.05.01_SMALL.png I select add to existing attachment (i.e. it finds it correctly), which then results in a double-attachment (i.e. reattach does not re...
by iandol
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?

Hi Jon, first off thanks so much for the new marooned attachments manager (MAM)! For my core database, somehow I "lost" the links for ~1260 PDFs, they are in my attachments folder and the references are in my database, but the names do not line up (this happened quite some time ago, but I never had ...
by iandol
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML
Replies: 52
Views: 44143

Re: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML

Actually, headers are parsed if formatted correctly:

Bookends:
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Scrivener:
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by iandol
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML
Replies: 52
Views: 44143

Re: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML

As far as I can tell, Notes are already split into separate cards (look at the raw OPML to see), and Scrivener imports them as children of the OPML document:
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At the moment the title is not parsed, this could be added by using markdown headers?
by iandol
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML
Replies: 52
Views: 44143

Re: AppleScript to Export Notes in OPML

The applescript interface returns text without any formatting (this script uses the older event system, but the newer dictionary also returns text). I suppose there may be a possibility to create a custom format including the note field, and return it as formatted text like HTML, I tested it and bol...
by iandol
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Is there any interest in syncing Bookends for iOS with Zotero?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Is there any interest in syncing Bookends for iOS with Zotero?

Thanks for thinking about it, I understand this is a challenging technical problem (most companies that deal with syncing have teams of hundreds of developers like Google, Apple, Dropbox, Microsoft etc.). I personally would still benefit from a BE-iOS ⬄ Zotero sync, and I hope it would help more use...
by iandol
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Is there any interest in syncing Bookends for iOS with Zotero?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Is there any interest in syncing Bookends for iOS with Zotero?

Although I don't use Zotero for any of my personal work, it is still the best way to collaborate with others and so I personally would use this. I really dislike Zotero's lacklustre interface, and would love to be able to manage my database using Bookends iOS. What I'd love even more was if iOS coul...
by iandol
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: apply a keyword to multiple selected (or marked) items
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: apply a keyword to multiple selected (or marked) items

Open Window > Term Lists > Keywords (you can search/filter the list) and drag-n-drop the keyword to the selected refs. I don't know how to do that for hits, other than go to hits folder and select-all then drag-n-drop... It shouldn't be too difficult to make an applescript to take the current select...
by iandol
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: “Bookends on Tap” vs. Bookends for iOS

Bookends for iOS is just totally brilliant, Serge and Jon did an amazing job on adapting lots of functionality that syncs so seamlessly with the desktop version. The fact I have my whole reference database in my pocket is so wonderful, looking up refs in meetings or replying to emails becomes a bree...
by iandol
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: No Split View Mode for Two Libaries?
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: No Split View Mode for Two Libaries?

I can confirm that split-view fails on a 15" Macbook Pro, each window itself cannot be resized manually to half the screen width either...
by iandol
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Script to create and update BibJSON file
Replies: 4
Views: 17867

Re: Script to create and update BibJSON file

I had another idea which was to use metadata for the JSON file, you can add custom metadata using xattr very easily and read it back: Write: set myJSONFile to "/Users/ian/Desktop/Test.json" set lastUpdate to (current date) set dateString to lastUpdate as string set cmd to "xattr -w 'com.apple.metada...
by iandol
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Script to create and update BibJSON file
Replies: 4
Views: 17867

Re: Script to create and update BibJSON file

If anyone wants to get this to work, Pandoc has deprecated pandoc-citeproc to include citeproc directly, and now pandoc itself can convert BibTeX to CSL-JSON, so this script requires a small update to work... @zvh -- if you're still around a question: could you save the date as an entry (like a fake...
by iandol
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: CSL-JSON support plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: CSL-JSON support plans?

Thanks. I'll look into this. It's a good way to handle references for some literature analysis and reviews, but working on a project means adding references, so the sync issue is a problem for my workflow. .. Yes, this is an example of why improving the automation of Bookends is worthwhile, allowin...