Papers to Bookends export script

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Thompson
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by Thompson » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:58 am

Hello Matthias,

Ah, I missed the readme. The script works perfectly. You are right about the scripting support in Papers. I have already used some of your previous scripts succesfully. They have been a big help in automating my note taking. Thanks again!
-Juha

KMJvet
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by KMJvet » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:15 pm

Is it possible that something about the script trying to rename pdf files causes problems when files would end up having the same name as a file alread in the Attachment folder? Most of the time the exports work fine for me. But sometimes they seem to end up with the wrong PDF attached.
thanks

jamiehatzis
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by jamiehatzis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:05 am

Hi. Very new user to Bookends. I purchased and downloaded Bookends and read the online instructions on SonnySoft for exporting Papers collections/library to Bookends. I originally exported the references to the iCloud folder which is where my library lives on Bookends - I checked the cloud drive and saw the PDFs were there. I then did the import command on the Bookends side and got a message that said Papers did not send papers (or something similar). I then thought maybe I exported to the wrong folder so I found the "default attachment" folder on the local disk and re-ran the export command within Papers, confirmed the PDFs were in fact in that folder and then ran the import command within Bookends - all consistent with the instructions posted by Bookends. I got the same error message. I am using Papers 3. What am I missing????

Jon
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by Jon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:12 am

First, your Bookends library should not be in the iCloud folder. If it is, get it out of there. PDFs can go there, not the library.

Second, "followed the instructions" is too vague. There are instructions on our site for transferring from Papers to Bookends in two different ways -- using AppleEvents vs. exporting/importing. Which did you use? Just to be sure, here's a link to the methods for getting references from Papers 3 into Bookends.

https://www.sonnysoftware.com/bookends/ ... mport.html

If you get an error message please post exactly what it says.

Jon
Sonny Software

jamiehatzis
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by jamiehatzis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:02 pm

By library I meant PDFs… I submit the instructions I followed and for which you also directed me (one and the same) appear to be unclear. You note via Apple script or export/import. What’s missing is for those of us who are unfamiliar with Apple scripts ie how to use them. I’m thinking I missed a step which is the actual script itself. I need step by step instructions. If you need I can screenshot the error message, but I have a hunch that if I get instructions for the script then I may be ok

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by Jon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:47 pm

If you meant the AppleScripts posted to this thread, they were submitted by a third party (msteffens) and he'd be the one to answer any questions about them. If you follow the instructions posted on our web site, the there is nothing for you to know except what is stated there -- the scripting is built into Bookends. All you have to do is choose the menu File -> Import References -> From Paper 3 (while Papers 3 is running). Yes, I need more information about the error message -- you should write to support@sonnysoftware.com and send the image as an attachment. This is really an issue for tech support, not the forum.

Jon
Sonny Software

P.S. You don't need AppleEvents to import from Papers 3 at all. In Papers 3, export the references as a "EndNote XML Library" file. Then in Bookends, import that file (I would drop the file onto the Bookends library window to do that, but you could also use the File -> Import References -> From File Or Clipboard.

Wagenmann
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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by Wagenmann » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Matthias! Your script is perfect - it saved me lots of time and effort and really motivated me to invest more time and effort into Bookends!
Martin

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by msteffens » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi Martin,

that's great to hear, and many thanks for the feedback!

Best, Matthias
Wagenmann wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Matthias! Your script is perfect - it saved me lots of time and effort and really motivated me to invest more time and effort into Bookends!

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