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by iandol
Sat May 08, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Thank you for the improvements!
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Thank you for the improvements!

Thanks Jon!
by iandol
Sat May 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Drag Marooned Attachment onto Reference
Replies: 1
Views: 45

[Feature Request] Drag Marooned Attachment onto Reference

This is a minor feature request: it would be nice if we could drag the item from the marooned attachments manager directly onto a Bookends item. Currently we have to click on Show in finder, then drag from there, so there is a two-step solution; however directly would be more streamlined... It would...
by iandol
Sat May 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Helpful Features for BibTeX Users
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: [Feature Request] Helpful Features for BibTeX Users

File > Export References > Export With Last Settings
This would still be useful even with the new menu, it would basically use the previous settings including the format and file name etc. — because it is in the menu we can assign a shortcut to it so a BibTeX export could be a single keypress.
by iandol
Fri May 07, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Thank you for the improvements!
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Thank you for the improvements!

Hi Jon, the redesigned menu for export citation is indeed very welcome! One thing I noticed however is that the export progress window is removed? Previously a small window stating how many refs had been completed was shown, but when I just tried it with a selection of ~7600 refs no window was visib...
by iandol
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: NodeJS library to sync Zotero data with bookends using JXA
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: NodeJS library to sync Zotero data with bookends using JXA

Great, thanks for this. i had previously played with JXA a bit as anything is better than Applescript, using it for one simple script but ultimately was more comfortable sticking to my preferred language Ruby for larger scripts. Having some clear examples of using JXA will be really helpful for futu...
by iandol
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Marooned attachments: best way to reattach?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

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: 413

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: 413

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: 413

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: 45860

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: 45860

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: 45860

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: 1042

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: 1042

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: 478

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...