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by NilsMS
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: Tweaking import filter
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Tweaking import filter

Thank your for the frank answer! Related to this format: Is there a way to get rid of ending full stops (".")? At the moment, each line ends with one, and this is imported into BE. I know that I could remove all incidences with the command "Remove these characters from all fields" but this would als...
by NilsMS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: Tweaking import filter
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Tweaking import filter

Thank you for your suggestion! As it turned out, I had overlooked/forgotten a "995n"-tag in the General panel, which, according to the guidebook, overrides the Source-tab, and this was responsible for the entry "Archaeologia Austriaca, 102 (2018)" in the Journal field. Without this tag in the Genera...
by NilsMS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: Tweaking import filter
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Tweaking import filter

I have a custom MARC import filter and would like to import the following line correctly: 995 $a ANA $b 001567007 $l DAI01 $n Archaeologia Austriaca, 102 (2018) "Archaeologia Austriaca" is the name of the journal, and "102" the volume. The rest of the line is to be ignored. This is my setup in the S...
by NilsMS
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Using citation format created on MacOS in Bookends for iOS
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Using citation format created on MacOS in Bookends for iOS

Additionally, I cannot re-create the format on iOS. Strictly speaking, this is not true. Take a CSL-format which resembles the style you want and adjust it to your needs. This can be done, e. g. within the free Zotero-app. The new style can then be added to the app (see user guide: https://www.sonn...
by NilsMS
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Copy reference as Plain text
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Copy reference as Plain text

Interesting to know. FidusWriter is an online-app, so it is up to the browser. At least I am not aware of any option to tell, say, Safari to pick the plain text version of the clipboard.
by NilsMS
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Copy reference as Plain text
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Copy reference as Plain text

Thanks for the quick answer! I am experimenting with an online word processor specifically aiming at academic collaboration (FidusWriter), and with Zotero it is possible to add Bibtex-styled references via drag-and-drop (or copy-paste). At the moment, this does not work with BE because of the RTF-st...
by NilsMS
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Copy reference as Plain text
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Copy reference as Plain text

Is there a way in BE to copy a formatted reference without any styling? I have tried several outputs (Preferences -> Scan & Bib -> Output text as …) + Copy Formatted, but the output always seems to be RTF-formatted. Cmd-alt-shift-v does not help either. The workaround to strip the reference from the...
by NilsMS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Losing comments after scanning Pages doc
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Losing comments after scanning Pages doc

I think it is a Scrivener problem. I regularly run into issues with preserving footnotes (another possibility or marking text chunks in Scrivener). My workflow now involves: - compiling in Scrivener as .rtf or doc (does not make a difference) - opening in OpenOffice and saving as doc. - opening in P...
by NilsMS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow
Replies: 17
Views: 7278

Re: Tell me about your paper-writing bookends workflow

Just my two cents: I think a reference manager is not really useful without a proper text editor (I use Scrivener) and a repository for your pdfs (I use Devonthink Pro Office). I am of the conviction that in proper academic writing it would ask too much from Bookends to cover all the functions softw...
by NilsMS
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends Beginner Help? Adding page numbers to Scrivener
Replies: 8
Views: 5715

Re: Bookends Beginner Help? Adding page numbers to Scrivener

You may want to have a look at an older post of mine: https://www.sonnysoftware.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3465 There I describe how to have both via AppleScript: the temporary citation and a clickable link to the Bookends-item in Scrivener. In fact, a link to the pdf in Devonthink is created as...
by NilsMS
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: What should a double click do?
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: What should a double click do?

I have the edit pane always visible, too, but I store my pdfs in Devonthink Pro Office. The pdfs are linked via a custom field. So, for me it would be ideal if a double-click would open the linked document (perhaps the field of choice customizable as drop-down menu in the preferences?).
by NilsMS
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Looking for AppleScripts…
Topic: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 11 different functions
Replies: 29
Views: 22090

Re: Bookends Tools, an Alfred workflow of 8 different functions

Have you ever used DTP? Do you know how well Alfred integrates with DTP? As you know, I'll always use Scrivener for my writing; including the incorporation of Bookends notes into Scrivener's research folder. DTP(O) (I recommend the Office-version) is highly scriptable. I use Alfred regularly to inv...
by NilsMS
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Convert Author-Date format to Footnotes
Replies: 24
Views: 11947

Re: Convert Author-Date format to Footnotes

Because you must be sure there are no characters (including spaces) between them, or Bookends will think they're separate citations. Given that Word often tries to "help" when you paste in text and insert spaces, this can result in unpleasant surprises. Have all your citations in one set of curly b...
by NilsMS
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Convert Author-Date format to Footnotes
Replies: 24
Views: 11947

Re: Convert Author-Date format to Footnotes

Jon wrote: But that's not the way you should be citing them for Bookends, anyway. It works, but the preferred method is to group them all in one set of curly brackets: Just out of curiosity: Why is the other method preferred? (due to the way my macros work, in my docs usually every citation has its...
by NilsMS
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Suggestion: Library Menu
Replies: 9
Views: 3563

Re: Suggestion: Library Menu

NO, I am talking about searching tools like Devonthink and Spotlight. The number of words in a book tend to matter for the search. A few gagantic pdf books always come on top. You do know that you can also exclude specific pdfs in Devonthink? I do that regularly for books because otherwise they alw...