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by Jon
Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: UTF-8 Support!
Replies: 3
Views: 3443

Hi Current,

Sure, contact me a support@sonnysoftware.com and we can discuss that.

Jon
Sonny Software
by Jon
Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: UTF-8 Support!
Replies: 3
Views: 3443

Re: UTF-8 Support!

Bookends remains useless to me unless I can type in Chinese characters. How long until UTF-8 support can be expected? Bookends 8 will support UTF-8. No release date yet, but it is approaching. P.S. Bookends 7 supports Chinese just fine if you set a Chinese font as a default font in Preferences. You...
by Jon
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: export to iPod
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Re: exporting to iPod

Not sure how I missed that. Thanks a lot. Actually, though, it didn't work well for me, because I tend to put very lengthy notes in the notes and/or abstract fields. This meant that most of my references weren't imported at all. Hm, I haven't tried this in a while, but in my previous tests you coul...
by Jon
Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: export to iPod
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Re: export to iPod

rickl wrote:I seem to remember reading (or imagining?) that Bookends could export either whole files or individual records to the iPod. Is this possible?
Yes, it's easy. You'll find the step-by-step instructions here:

http://www.sonnysoftware.com/ipod.html


Jon
Sonny Software
by Jon
Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Volume Field Trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

Hi Marcus, I've seen this behavior occasionally myself -- pretty annoying. I have no idea what triggers it, but when it happens it seems to be field-specific. My best guess is that the OS becomes confused and thinks that the field's encoding is right-to-left, even though it is English (or Roman, at ...
by Jon
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: How to handle journal abbreviations
Replies: 1
Views: 2906

Re: How to handle journal abbreviations

I've been considering a switch to Bookends, however I have been unable to find out how the program handles journal abbreviations. Do these have to be entered manually or is there a way to store an abbreviation along with the full name of the journal? Thanks. Hi kitesci, That's what the Journal Glos...
by Jon
Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: can't open format definition
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

Hi Matti, Try updating to Unstuffit 9 (www.allume.com) and download/unstuff again. We made a silent update a few days ago and used Stuffit 9 to make the archive -- I think it gives some folks with older versions of Unstuffit problems (very annoying!). If you still have problems with unstuffing after...
by Jon
Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: bizarre source fields pt 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4496

No, the feature set for Bookends 8 is set. Furthermore, throwing more source fields at it isn't an elegant way of solving the problem at all. It would require almost a complete redesign of the importer, and add quite a lot of complexity (one of the reasons people like Bookends over EndNote is becaus...
by Jon
Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Bookends and PubMed
Replies: 1
Views: 2661

Hi Kristen, Three answers: 1. Good: To import the .fcgi file, drag and drop it on a reference window or the Hits window, then select PubMed from the popup menu when given the option. 2. Better: don't use a file at all. At the PubMed web site, output the tagged reference(s) to the screen, select All,...
by Jon
Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Bookends
Topic: bizarre source fields pt 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4496

Admittedly, this isn't really your problem, this is a @#$%ing stupid way to organize a database on their part. But if you can figure out a way around it I'll praise your name to the skies. And I'd deserve it! :-) No, you are right, there must be consistency in the text pattern. If a missing "field"...
by Jon
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: bizarre source fields pt 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4496

Variations between output in a text file are a problem. One suggestion is to segregate the kinds of references you want to import by Type (books, articles, etc.). Then make a different filter for each Type. In the example you gave, I can see how you could parse it with a Source field. Alternatively,...
by Jon
Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: Eliminating unwanted characters on import
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

Hi Enkidu, You are doing everything correctly, almost. When you reach the punctuation, in the next entry you must *ignore* until the next thing you want to collect. In your example, collect to . into Title. Then Ignore until letter. Then collect until ; as date (or whatever you like). This adds a li...
by Jon
Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: More information about import filters in general
Replies: 3
Views: 11528

You need to create an import filter that will parse the information provided by that source (if it's a library, it's likely to be in MARC format). You would then either save the data (as text) to a file, or better yet simply copy it from the browser (if that's the app you are using to access the sit...
by Jon
Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Looking for import filters...
Topic: More information about import filters in general
Replies: 3
Views: 11528

Re: More information about import filters in general

how do you make an import filter for a library or database you're interested in? Is it difficult? Good questions that would be better in the Bookends forum, but... Making a filter is pretty easy (well, IMO). It's quite logical, and spelled out in detail in the User Guide. The thing that usually giv...
by Jon
Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Bookends
Topic: About polls
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

Hi Ekius, This is from the phpBB user guide (not terribly grammatical, but...): "Polls are a special type of that allow community members to vote on an idea or issue.  Polls can only be made from the top post in a topic." Full info about the software used for this forum is here: http://www.phpbb.co...