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by laup
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: File with "Don't change case" items
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

File with "Don't change case" items

Is it possible to have Bookends to use a common file for "Don't change case" (in the Scan and Bib of Preferences), such as a file stored in Dropbox? This would help avoid losing valuable lists when reinstalling stuff and would make cross-machine coordination easier. The analogy here is the custom fo...
by laup
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: "Copy citation" and permissions in Security and Privacy
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: "Copy citation" and permissions in Security and Privacy

You say "sometimes." That has been my experience. This morning, it didn't. However,I repeated the process now and it did work. What I did: • Open Mellel and Bookends • Turn off the permissions in System Preferences/Privacy/Apps • Quit both apps • Open both apps • Turn on permissions To my surprise, ...
by laup
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: "Copy citation" and permissions in Security and Privacy
Replies: 2
Views: 611

"Copy citation" and permissions in Security and Privacy

For quite a long time, whenever I have updated Bookends and Mellel, I have lost the ability to use "Add citation". I have resolved the problem by deleting applications and preferences, saving custom folders, and resinstalling, but that is tedious and risks losing things. The problem apparently is no...
by laup
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Extra spaces after Author Surname
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Extra spaces after Author Surname

Solution, although mystery remains. In the format-setting window, there is a tab "Name Punctuation." I changed the item for "After surnames" to have no spaces after the comma; I then looked at the resulting bibliography, which indeed had no spaces after the first author's surname. I then changed the...
by laup
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Extra spaces after Author Surname
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Extra spaces after Author Surname

For my main-stay format (but not for others), my bibliography is now coming out with two spaces after each author's surname. This occurs for multiple types of reference. I did not have such problems previously. I see nothing wrong in the format definitions. My guess is that at some point I changed s...
by laup
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Find and Replace Document Type
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Find and Replace Document Type

Is there a way to Find AND Replace all document types, perhaps for a given author. For example, one might want to distinguish between technical reports and "official reports" from a national government. Thus, one might want to search for all library items tagged as reports authored by United States....
by laup
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: iCloud Sync Won't Authenticate on MacOS
Replies: 15
Views: 6866

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: 2068

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: 2068

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: 2068

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: 2068

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: 963

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: 1023

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: 9968

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: 1922

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...