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by JamesAFoster
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Bookends for iOS
Topic: sync "error in atomic zone"
Replies: 1
Views: 301

sync "error in atomic zone"

I get a "Cloud Sync Error" when I try to sync my iPad to the cloud. The error message lists a record ID then says "will not be saved because of previous error in atomic zone". I opened the sync preferences, unlinked the library, then synced again. But that still had the same error message. (what is ...
by JamesAFoster
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Finding recently imported references
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Finding recently imported references

Excellent! Thanks.
by JamesAFoster
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Finding recently imported references
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Finding recently imported references

Is there a way to find the references that I recently imported? More specifically, when I import a reference, I would like to immediately display it so that I can annotate it and move it to the right manual groups.
by JamesAFoster
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to sync attachments with iOS devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: How to sync attachments with iOS devices

it would suffice to sync the mac contents to the IOS device, without doing the actual search on the IOS device. Of cousre, the IOS version would only be as up-to-date as the last sync, but I am ok with that. I'm not sure if there is a "feature request" thread here, but this is a feature I could defi...
by JamesAFoster
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to sync attachments with iOS devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: How to sync attachments with iOS devices

thanks! this worked except for one thing: the smart groups on my mac dont show up on the ipad. they should, right?
by JamesAFoster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to sync attachments with iOS devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: How to sync attachments with iOS devices

Alas, that didn't work. I now have a Bookends folder on iCloud, whether I look from the Mac or the iPad. On the iPad, my references that should have attachments all have solid blue paperclips. But when I click on the paperclip, nothing happens. I don't get attachments. And when I click on the Attach...
by JamesAFoster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: setting up attachments for iCloud sync
Replies: 19
Views: 7400

Re: setting up attachments for iCloud sync

I will try it when I get back into the office. I didn't think it applied to me, since I don't see a Bookends file on my IOS iCloud, either.
by JamesAFoster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to sync attachments with iOS devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: How to sync attachments with iOS devices

Has anyone sync'd attachments between OSX and IOS using iCloud? I followed the instructions, and have all my citations, but NONE of my attachments, on the iPad. On the iPad, I do have (unshaded) paperclips next to the references with attachments. But when I click on them, nothing happens. Also, I do...
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Automatically tag or label citations
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Automatically tag or label citations

Thanks, Jon. I hope this is useful for others, as it has been for me.
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Automatically tag or label citations
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Automatically tag or label citations

ok, I am still having trouble, even with this "opposite" suggestion. First, the field "user1" seems to sometimes be "key", and the manual says it is sometimes used to hold the "unique key". So, I will use "user4", which seems to be the first unused one. (what happened to "user2" and "user3"?) So, I ...
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to sync attachments with iOS devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

How to sync attachments with iOS devices

I want to be able to see all the pdf attachments from my mac on my iPad. How do I do that?

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious. I set the preferences I could, and checked the manual. But Attachments on my iPad only has some fields, not the whole pdf.
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Is there a way to mark a paper as "read"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Is there a way to mark a paper as "read"?

In Papers3 (my former pdf manager), there is a "read" flag that indicates whether I have read a pdf, and a "date read" field to say WHEN I read it. Is there similar functionality in BE?
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Automatically tag or label citations
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Automatically tag or label citations

I would like to mark citations with information on which research project they are associated with, and I would like to flag papers that I have read (so I don't read them twice!) My usual workflow is to keep the "to read" papers in a group, one per research project. Then when I am done, remove them ...
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to migrate from Papers3 to Bookends
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: How to migrate from Papers3 to Bookends

The migration process might be simpler if you keep the Papers3 attachment names. Here is a protocol for that. But I haven't tested it: 1. create new Bookends library 2. In Papers3, go to the "Library" prefs and uncheck the checkbox next to "Rename files in library folder as:", then click the "Apply"...
by JamesAFoster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to migrate from Papers3 to Bookends
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: How to migrate from Papers3 to Bookends

Here is a summary of migrating from Papers3 to Bookends as of 2017-09-01. First, this is a good opportunity to clean up your library. If you clean up in Papers3, then you will simplify the transition. here is the process I used (but see the next post as well): P2B 1. create new Bookends library 2. e...