renaming attachments without spaces

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mclearc
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renaming attachments without spaces

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I know that one can rename attachments using a specified, and possibly custom, format. I would like to have all attachments renamed using bibtex citekey, and underscore, and then the (short) title, all lowercase, with spaces replaced with underscores, like so: "dunn2016_iconicity_and_the_format_of_perception". I see how to set the format to put citekey and initial underscore, but I see no way to generate the title as lowercase with spaces replaced by underscores. Any help is appreciated!

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Re: renaming attachments without spaces

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Bookends can't covert the title to lowercase replace spaces with underscores. The only thing I can think of is for you to generate the title yourself, put it in a user field, and use that field to rename the PDF. But that's more work than simply doing this yourself in the "rename" field in the Bookends attach dialog.

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mclearc
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Re: renaming attachments without spaces

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thanks. that's unfortunate, as it will break a bunch of links to course material that I teach. I guess you can consider this a feature request (it's easy to do in other ref managers like Zotero (which I'm currently using), Jabref, and BibDesk). Thanks for your quick response.

johnlaudun
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I'm just going to add another informal request for this feature here. As a Paper 3 refugee, I'm loathe to have PDFs named in any way that isn't human-readable and not available for manipulation through the CLI. For me that's simply author_date or author_author_date, etc. Just being able to toggle from spaces to underscores would be a huge help there.

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I'll add it.

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chittu
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is this implemented? most of my files have spaces in the name and it is actually a problem for file transfers, etc, thanks

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Preferences, General tab.

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