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by alanterra
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Final period in citation depends only on final field
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Final period in citation depends only on final field

Hi I suspect I just didn't read some of the manual in enough detail, but... The built-in Harvard format for journals fails to print a final period if there are no pages listed. The format code is "a (d) t. f , v, p-." If there are no pages in the reference, the final "." (bound to the "p") fails to ...
by alanterra
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Generate Key Terms list?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Generate Key Terms list?

I think if you want to export a term list for a group of references you could

a) export those references and open them as a new database in Bookends (manual, p. 309)
b) export the terms (manual, p. 381)

Not something you would want to do every day, but easy enough as a "one off."
by alanterra
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

Thank you
by alanterra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

So, this is going on too long, I know. But just now the 2nd panel "Additional Fields" was cut off at top (about the top 2 mm). There was no scroll bar, and nothing I could do would make the top field label display itself. I finally fixed it by making the window small enough for the scroll bar on the...
by alanterra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

Ok. I figured out why the scrolling is intermittent and unpredictable. If you put the cursor in the right hand gutter (if the right hand panel is taller than the screen, and if the right hand gutter is showing), then scrolling is smooth and predictable just as you say. However, if you put the cursor...
by alanterra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

I'll try that
by alanterra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

So, I just played around with this. It turns out that I usually have the window sized to fully fit an iMac 5K screen, in which case the text fields are smaller (in vertical extent) than the height of the window, so it shouldn't scroll. I don't know if the window was fully extended when I saw this be...
by alanterra
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Main panel cut off at top

Something seems to be broken, I can only attach one image to the post, so here is the view after I have scrolled to another reference and back to the original (the correct view):
by alanterra
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Main panel cut off at top
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Main panel cut off at top

Hi. I don't understand how this happening, but sometimes when I am reviewing my references, the top 1" or so of the "Main" panel is cut off. Switching to another reference and then back to the one I am looking at fixes it, but it always takes me a minute thinking "Where did the Authors field go?" If...
by alanterra
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: App Translocation Error Message
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: App Translocation Error Message

So, this is beyond my paygrade -- I really don't understand this discussion, but perhaps you will, Jon. I did confirm that the app was properly signed, and I did reboot. I then launched Bookends and, as pointed out in this link, https://blog.obdev.at/gatekeeper-and-little-snitch-rules/ , I saw that ...
by alanterra
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: App Translocation Error Message
Replies: 3
Views: 800

App Translocation Error Message

With the newest version of Bookends, 13.0.7, my firewall (Little Snitch) now says that Bookends is running in "App Translocation Mode". Among other things, this means that any connections I allow it need to re-allowed every time I launch the app. I know what App Translocation Mode means, I think, bu...
by alanterra
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Synchronizing metatags
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Synchronizing metatags

I meant--because the string saying where the attachments are is the same on both computers, I should be able to copy (by hand) preferences from one to the other. Just re-iterating your solution.

THank you!
by alanterra
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Detach and move to trash
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Detach and move to trash

Oh. (Sheepish grin).
by alanterra
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: One library or many libraries
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: One library or many libraries

So, I have thought a lot about this in a different, but similar, context: Lightroom Catalogs. It might be worthwhile to peruse this article https://www.lightroomqueen.com/one-or-multiple-catalogs/ . For me, it comes down to keywords—if there is significant (say > 40%) overlap in keywords between pro...