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by DrJJWMac
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Best practices to work with the Bib-sync feature
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Best practices to work with the Bib-sync feature

Good, well-structured advice. Thank you. I do not take 4) into practice. I absolutely prefer to have my bib files resident with the articles that I am developing. I am not in the habit of making one master bib file that is to be used by every journal article that I run through LaTeX. And, when I upl...
by DrJJWMac
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File

> For me (Better Bibtex via Zotero), it is just one step. I simply write \cite{ on my draft. Texstudio pops up all the available references, click the article. That is the end of the story. I don't need to look back to it, it is already synced & cited. This explains it. Thank you. What is happening ...
by DrJJWMac
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File

> One thing that would help in this specific case, and perhaps even more in other use cases, is if Bookends could call scripts automatically (i.e. implement AppleScript actions). I had thought the same and agree. I would for example find use to be able to point to AppleScripts that are to run "Befor...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File

> This is really useful feature. Please don't underestimate its value for many of us because it helps us eliminate a lot of post-processing; exporting every time new references are added etc. Pardon when I get a bit flustered here ... I create a BibTeX file solely at the point where I am compiling m...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File
Replies: 45
Views: 2441

Re: [Feature Request] Auto-sync to a BibTeX File

At a minimum, I would appreciate any efforts to help avoid that we need to go to outside tools (e.g. JabRef) to do additional checking on the integrity of a Bookends database (referencing the comment from @landol last year). To counter @Nhaps, as one who uses BibTeX, I am not immediately interested ...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Why does "copy citation" result in copy+paste of citation?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Why does "copy citation" result in copy+paste of citation?

Is this behavior also a function of setting the File->Link To->… to an active state? When linking is off, Copy Citation just copies. When a link is active Copy Citation copies and pastes. I too would prefer that the phrase “Copy” be reserved solely for copying. Indeed, if the behavior of a specific ...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"

Are your devices on the same WiFi band? I have noticed that I cannot use WiFi sync when the macOS is on a different band (50 GHz) than the iPadOS (24GHz). The iPadOS recognizes that it is connected to the macOS library, but nothing gets updated between the two libraries. Immediately when I switch to...
by DrJJWMac
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Feature Request: Margin for annotation tool bar left/right
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Feature Request: Margin for annotation tool bar left/right

The annotation tool set can be positioned on the left, top, or right. When it is positioned on the left or right, the tool bar somewhat overlaps the PDF document text at the margins on that side. I would like to see the PDF frame include an additional margin for the annotation tool set when the tool...
by DrJJWMac
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: Appreciation and applause for annotation tools
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Appreciation and applause for annotation tools

I have just completed a brief workflow on Bookends iPad OS. * Open a PDF in BE iPadOS, and open it to annotation mode * Open a split view window with something that can Share to the COPY function as an image (in my case, I was using GeoGebra iPadOS to create a graph of a function in the publication)...
by DrJJWMac
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Clear live search field when changing groups?
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Clear live search field when changing groups?

I prefer the search field NOT be cleared when a group is changed. The friction can be significantly higher to have to retype the same search term(s) simply because one changes a group than it is to delete a live search term when one changes a group. Try clearing and retyping marangoni after clicking...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: WiFi Sync isn't broken, but I am having "issues"

I would approach this problem in this way: The PDFs are stored locally on your iPad. Go to the Files app. Enter the location On My iPad and go into the Bookends/Attachments folder. You can select the PDFs that you want and move / copy them to a folder in your iCloud drive. Move the iCloud files into...
by DrJJWMac
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Quick Add
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Quick Add

In some situations using the "attach" button icon in the web-view, I get the wrong attachment as a webarchive. In these cases, I generally have to download the PDF article directly, attach it manually, and remove the offending attachment. The problem could be resolved by having a preference that res...
by DrJJWMac
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Workflow to convert annotations to markdown
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Workflow to convert annotations to markdown

I have documented a workflow to take annotations created with Bookends to a format that can be recognized in markdown-aware apps such as Devonthink and Obsidian. The approach works also to provide "picture" annotations in an asset folder and to expose #hashtag markings that are otherwise hidden insi...
by DrJJWMac
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Autopopulate file tags from keywords?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Autopopulate file tags from keywords?

I am looking for help to create AppleScript code that can programmatically set tags. Once I have this, it may be possible to modify the code to use the keywords as tags.
by DrJJWMac
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: ISO script to tag attachments
Replies: 0
Views: 184

ISO script to tag attachments

I want to add a Finder tag "annotated" to all attachments that have been annoted. In order to access the Finder tags to an attachment via AppleScript, I have to go out to the Finder level and use an approach that I am not yet comfortable applying. The reference is https://discussions.apple.com/threa...