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macherb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:08 am    Post subject: formating bibliographic entries Reply with quote

Hi,

up to now I used to write my papers using latex/bibtex; very easy.

For convenience of my collegues I tried to change to OOo this time. I managed to import my document as well as my bibliographic database. Unfortunately it appears that database entries do not accept any format. For citing it is essential to keep the format of the original titel, which in my case very often contains superscripts (e.g. charge of ions like Na<sup>+</sup>) or subscripts for chemical formulas.

How can I generate well a formated bibliography with OOoBase or do I have to revert to latex?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: formating bibliographic entries Reply with quote

macherb wrote:
Hi,

up to now I used to write my papers using latex/bibtex; very easy.

For convenience of my collegues I tried to change to OOo this time. I managed to import my document as well as my bibliographic database. Unfortunately it appears that database entries do not accept any format. For citing it is essential to keep the format of the original titel, which in my case very often contains superscripts (e.g. charge of ions like Na<sup>+</sup>) or subscripts for chemical formulas.

How can I generate well a formated bibliography with OOoBase or do I have to revert to latex?

Thanks
Macherb


Very good question. I would suggest using Bibus rather than the OOo bib component which is nearly useless. However I don't know how well Bibus http://bibus-biblio.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page will import that kind of formatting from bibtex since I have not tried it. It cannot be worse than OOo's component. Sad

Otherwise you might want to have a look at Scholar's Aid http://www.scholarsaid.com/ which claims to support OOo. Some of the other major bibio packages may also do so but I have not kept up with the topic. I have found that Bibus is fine for what I do but I don't have some of your sophisticated requirements.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: formating bibliographic entries Reply with quote

jrkrideau wrote:
macherb wrote:
Hi,

How can I generate well a formated bibliography with OOoBase or do I have to revert to latex?



I would suggest using Bibus rather than the OOo bib component which is nearly useless. However I don't know how well Bibus


Unfortunately the BibTeX-Import does not work. There exists a patch, but this also does not work, because BibTeX files generated with pybliographic (linux) contain apart from the abstract a lot of medline-fields.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: formating bibliographic entries Reply with quote

macherb wrote:
jrkrideau wrote:
macherb wrote:
Hi,

How can I generate well a formated bibliography with OOoBase or do I have to revert to latex?



I would suggest using Bibus rather than the OOo bib component which is nearly useless. However I don't know how well Bibus


Unfortunately the BibTeX-Import does not work. There exists a patch, but this also does not work, because BibTeX files generated with pybliographic (linux) contain apart from the abstract a lot of medline-fields.

macherb


Ah, yes. The Bibus developer was complaining about this last year. He tries to follow the specs and none of the major bibliographic developers seem to follow their own specs. Endnote is another problem case.

I'm afraid I don't know what to suggest. BTW what is the patch for other than pybibliographic?
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