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by laup
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: iCloud Sync Won't Authenticate on MacOS
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: iCloud Sync Won't Authenticate on MacOS

What is the best way to synchronize custom formats and preference (e.g., Reference Types and words to be retained, as spelled)?

Two cases:
-- Access is available to Dropbox or iCloud Drive
-- Access is not available, in which case transferring with a USB 3 stick is apparently necessary
by laup
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Search in bibliography
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Search in bibliography

Jon cleared up the problem. He pointed out that Mac OS has a system preferences setting, under Keyboard/Text, which has a toggle for "Use smart quotes and dashes." The default is "on." This means that when I entered a new in Bookends for O'Mahony, it went in with a curly, smart, non-straight apostro...
by laup
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Search in bibliography
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Search in bibliography

Yes, I just now rebuilt. Same result.
by laup
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Search in bibliography
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Search in bibliography

Different ways. Just now, to assure that I was telling the truth, I looked at the list of all items in the library and searched for O'Mahony. Up popped two records, in both of which I was first author and O'Mahony was the second author. Many items did NOT show up, including many in which she is a co...
by laup
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Search in bibliography
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Search in bibliography

My bibliography searches don't pick up all instances of an author whose name is O'Mahony. Perhaps there is a setting somewhere affecting the treatment of apostrophes? Or some other fixable problem?

I just did a test with a fake entry, also involving an apostrophe. Same problem.
by laup
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Search for Author Misses Most Examples
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Search for Author Misses Most Examples

I have an author in my library whose name is O'Mahony. If I search for her publications, I only get 2 or 3 rather than a dozen of the entries in the library. I vaguely recall, from many years ago, that this type of problem may be related to font or some convention--perhaps in connection with the apo...
by laup
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Sync Preferences
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Sync Preferences

I see instructions for synching libraries and custom folders, but what about preferences? It is in preferences that I set such important items as

"Don't change case" (under Scan & Bib / Sentence & Title Case"
by laup
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: "Scan document" Add-in for Word not working
Replies: 24
Views: 4851

Re: "Scan document" Add-in for Word not working

I had encountered the problem with scanning not working a few weeks ago. I reinstalled Word (and support folders) and everything worked again. Today, the problem reappeared. I then got the most recent update of Bookends 13.0.5, which had a cryptic item about being fully compatible with Word 16.9.1. ...
by laup
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Debugging
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Debugging

To make things more confusing, when I came into the office today, using the same files (via Dropbox) but my laptop rather than my iMac at home, the file scanned readily except that the bibliography appearing in Seravek ExtraLight, rather than Times Roman. I have no idea where Seravek ExtraLighgt cam...
by laup
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Debugging
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Debugging

About once a year I run into really irritating scan problems. Eventually, I have always found the problems. However, I wonder how others debug efficiently. Naturally, I tried chapter-by-chapter scanning. However, to my surprise toay, that worked even though scanning the whole did not. The error mess...
by laup
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Setting font of citations within Mellel text
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Setting font of citations within Mellel text

I am using Bookends with Mellel. The bibliography in Mellel is coming out fine. However, the citations appear in text are all coming out in a larger font size than intended (12 instead of 10). That is, they are not expressed in the style of the paragraph containing them (in which normal font is Book...
by laup
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: End of section bibliographies?
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

End of section bibliographies?

Is there a Bookends preference somewhere to place the bibliography at the end of the current section, rather than at the end of the document? REASON FOR QUESTION For book preparation it is common to have "front matter" in one file, and then a file for each chapter. The "front matter" can include tit...
by laup
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Link to DevonThink2 Library
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Re: Link to DevonThink2 Library

What could be easier? Thanks.
by laup
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Link to DevonThink2 Library
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Link to DevonThink2 Library

I keep documents in a DevonThink library, including downloaded attachments. It "should" be possible to have a Bookends 11 reference link to a document in that library, but it's not clear to me how to make that happen easily. DevonThink has a complex filing structure. In Finder, you see the DT icon f...
by laup
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Preference Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Preference Issues

Perhaps others have solved this problem trivially, but: Maintaining Bookends' consistency between two machines is tricky because one has to remember to make both the stuff in Applications Support and Preferences consistent. The typical problem with the former is having the same name for old and impr...