Papers to Bookends export script

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

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No, they won't. Have you tried the approach here?

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

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

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Thanks!
I just bought Bookends and tried the approach. It worked, but only for about half of my references.
I realized that Papers3 has organized its library in a very weird manner. Some of the pdf are well organized in folders as specified in the preferences : Articles > Year > Author
These were well imported in Bookends and transferred to the attachement folder

But some other are organized in the "Files" folder of the library that contains Folders with names like 00, 0A, 0B, etc... with no logic? Those references were also imported in Bookends, but the attachement is still linked to the pdf in these weird folders from the Papers3 library and not to the attachement of bookend.

Why is that?
Any idea on how I can fix it?

Thanks a lot for your help!
I can't wait to have my library working in Bookends!

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

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I don't understand. Bookends imported the weird attachment names (with the references) and the links work, finding the PDFs with the weird names? But you want the PDFs moved somewhere else. Is that it?

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Re: Papers to Bookends export script

Post by vinpages »

Nevermind. I fixed it.
Actually, I deleted everything, got the paper library from a backup and did a repair of the library before doing the import.
This ways there was no more weird references and they all got imported properly in bookends.

Except for the collections that were messed up... probably because they were nested into sub-collections into Papers. So I flatten all the collections in papers before the import, did a 3rd attempt and it seems that it was the good one.

Thanks again for the quick response and your help.

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