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danzac
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syncing preferences

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Any chance we might see the preferences be included alongside the other custom files to sync ? It would certainly make the syncing another step easier for multiple macs
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Re: syncing preferences

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We already sync a number of global variables. See p. 24 of the User Guide.

Which others would you want?

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Re: syncing preferences

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Hmm, okay. I wonder if I had just done something wrong. I am syncing my custom files via Dropbox, and sync my library and attachments with iCloud. But I had to manually do my reference types and my color labels.
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Re: syncing preferences

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By sync library with iCloud what do you mean? Are you using Bookends built-in cloud sync (good)? Or did you put your library in iCloud Drive yourself and sync the entire file (bad)?

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Re: syncing preferences

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No, I'm syncing via iCloud according to the user guide set up.
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Then do the experiment. Change a reference Type in preferences and sync. After syncing the other Mac does it appear there?

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Re: syncing preferences

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Will do and will report back
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Re: syncing preferences

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I have this issue as well. I'm using the built-in iCloud sync, which works for my bibliographic data, attachments, and labels, but custom types and formats do not sync across my devices. For example, I created a type called "primary sources," changed some field names, and adjusted the citation format. Then I set up a smart group for all primary sources. A screenshot is below.
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But here is how the same group looks on my other computer. After syncing, the group has carried over, but the type and formatting haven't. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Re: syncing preferences

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Please download 13.5.5 again, this should be fixed in a silent update. Note that you'll have to edit one Type or field name to force a new sync. Just add a delete a space, that should do it.

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