Embedded File Editor
The cb2Bib contains a practical editor suitable to manipulate the files related to a cb2Bib session. Abbreviations, bookmarks, regular expressions, and BibTeX are readily available. On BibTeX mode, the editor contains a Reference List to ease file navigation, and to extend the editor functionality. The BibTeX editor can optionally be turned to a reference browser.
Bookmarks pointing to local or network files are available at the editor menu bar. They provide a fast access to external resources. Concretely, they are suitable for retrieving working documents, writing notes, or for accessing internet databases.
The editor bookmark functionality had been introduced in the cb2Bib version
0.9.3. Currently, bookmarks are set manually in the
editorbookmark=Description|Target file name|Shortcut|Icon file namehaving four fields, description, target file name, shortcut, and icon file name, separated with three (required) vertical bars |.
# Bookmark Examples: # - A URL: editorbookmark=URL Description|http://www.molspaces.com/d_cb2bib-d_cb2bib-c2beditor.php#bookmarks|| # - A separator, which is a blank line: editorbookmark= # - A TeX document, which will be opened with its default application: editorbookmark=Document Description|/home/doc/chapter1.tex|| # - An application, specifying a shortcut and an icon: editorbookmark=Application Description|/opt/kde3/bin/kile|Alt+K|/usr/share/icons/kile.png
The Update Documents Metadata functionality is available at the Edit and context menus on the BibTeX editor mode. Documents referred in the BibTeX file tags are scanned for metadata. If the BibTeX reference does not coincide with the bibliographic metadata, the document metadata is updated. In this way, metadata is synchronized with the BibTeX file contents. A log window appears, and possible errors are reported. Reported errors are, non-existence of a document file, read-only files, mismatches between BibTeX references and the actual metadata (often due to HTML tags or other illegal characters in BibTeX), or that the writing to the document format is not implemented. Note that this process will update all documents referenced in the BibTeX file. While this process is safe, it implies writing into the documents. Therefore take the usual measures and backup your data. See also Writing metadata.
Selected entries can be exported to a separate BibTeX document. Click on 'File->Export Entries' menu option, and provide an export filename at the Export Dialog. Optionally, export will copy the document files attached to the citation. The copy of documents is similar to the cb2Bib 'rename/copy/move' general procedure. See Configuring Documents, on Set directory relative to the BibTeX File Directory, for copying options. Documents will not be overwritten: copying of existing documents is skipped. Possible issues are reported in the new document, as LaTeX comments.
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