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by opsimathphd
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: new library from a group?
Replies: 2
Views: 4080

Re: new library from a group?

Thanks!
by opsimathphd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: new library from a group?
Replies: 2
Views: 4080

new library from a group?

I'm sure the answer to this question exists somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. I'd like to be able to make a new library containing only the items in a specific group; is there a way to do that in one fell swoop? Alternatively, can I do it by creating a new empty library and using drag and drop...
by opsimathphd
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: iCloud Sync - sync preferences for labels and tags?
Replies: 10
Views: 4498

Re: iCloud Sync - sync preferences?

Another question about syncing of preferences between machines: I'd like to sync my global changes, such as renaming fields and changing field order. I'm syncing through iCloud; is this possible? (This is only between two Macs; I don't use the iOS version in the same way.)

thanks
by opsimathphd
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: how to clear a field globally?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: how to clear a field globally?

Thanks! I really appreciate how helpful you are!
by opsimathphd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: how to clear a field globally?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: how to clear a field globally?

I still want to know about clearing a field, but I've solved the accented characters problem (setting on the BibTex tab in Preferences).
Thanks.
by opsimathphd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: how to clear a field globally?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

how to clear a field globally?

I've returned to Bookends after a long dalliance with EndNote (ugh!). Given that I've returned mostly because of the customizability of Bookends, I'm seriously trying to tailor it to what I need instead of bumbling around and then cursing when it doesn't do what I want. The problem I currently have ...
by opsimathphd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: can't make Notecards from PDF highlights
Replies: 1
Views: 904

can't make Notecards from PDF highlights

I imported a PDF from DevonThink, which already had highlights in it. I didn't expect them to be usable in Bookends, and they weren't, so I opened the PDF in Preview, made some new highlights, saved it, and reopened it in BE. All the gear menu commands which refer to highlights and notes/note cards ...
by opsimathphd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: opening online search window elicits error message
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: opening online search window elicits error message

Except I am getting this with every filter I've tried. I did in fact download the filters from the FTP site recently; could I have installed them wrong??
by opsimathphd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: opening online search window elicits error message
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

opening online search window elicits error message

I just installed 13.1.3. It seemed to be working okay yesterday and earlier today, but just now when I tried an online search, first I got "Bad Request," even though it was very similar to a search which had worked perfectly this morning. I tried more than one website, I closed and reopened Bookends...
by opsimathphd
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: starting over
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Re: starting over

Thank you both. Unfortunately, I have already tried everything suggested, and none of it worked: despite my having removed more than one preference file, the old preferences were still there when I opened the library; ditto when starting a new library. I have had Bookends on more than one machine, s...
by opsimathphd
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: starting over
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Re: starting over

Really? Nobody has an idea of how to do this??
by opsimathphd
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: starting over
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

starting over

Over the course of the years in which I've been dabbling with Bookends, I've changed the names of the fields, often in contradictory and confusing ways. I'd really like to start fresh and create a new bibliography with brand-new preferences. Is there a way to do that? Trashing a plist file or someth...
by opsimathphd
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: NYPL
Replies: 4
Views: 15610

Re: NYPL

Unfortunately, it seems that the NYPL, though accessible to me through a regular browser, is no longer accessible in other ways. Here's the message I got from them: We regret to inform you, that there has been a change of library policy, The New York Public Library will only be be able to accommodat...
by opsimathphd
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: NYPL
Replies: 4
Views: 15610

NYPL

Has anyone created a new filter for the New York Public Library? They have changed their interface, and I haven't succeeded in getting in via Bookends since then, though I've tried changing the URL.
by opsimathphd
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: ability to edit "disabled in Preferences"
Replies: 10
Views: 5610

Re: ability to edit "disabled in Preferences"

The Enable BibTex preferences is checked, and has been, but there is no BibTex format showing up in the drop-down list which contains the Chicago format. This is precisely the problem I keep having: nothing seems to work as expected, and I don't know why.