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Re: Caution on BibTex references with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg115611] Re: Caution on BibTex references with Mathematica
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 05:53:58 -0500 (EST)
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On Jan 14, 10:20 pm, Alexei Boulbitch <alexei.boulbi... at> wrote:
> Yes, Todd,
> As I have already reported, I tried to insert an EndNote 9 citation into a notebook Mathematica 8, PC/XP.
> Mathematica was unable to localize the EndNote data base, and the whole operation failed. So not only bibtex,
> but also EndNote citations are not supported. That is in contrast to documentation.
> Dear WR Team members, please include this information into your report sent to the person whom it concerns.
> Regards, Alexei
> Hi All,
>     I just wanted to share a recent experience using Mathematica 8's new citation management functionality.  I run Mathematica under Window's XP (32 bit) and was excited when Mathematica 8 was released to see documentation indicating that it could accept BibTex citations.
>     I maintain my own reference database using a piece of open source software called JabRef ( which is very nice.  Unfortunately, I was never able to get Mathematica to successfully read my bibliography database.
>      When I contacted technical support about it, and provided test data for them, I eventually received the following response:
> "I apologize for the length of time that's been required for this. We're
> still working on figuring it completely. We know that bibtex entries which
> have inline latex often has some issues. Inline latex is processed but some
> of the kinks have yet to be worked out. Your example has been sent to the
> developer in charge of this area, and hopefully in the next release we will
> have smoother integration of Bibtex into Mathematica."
>      It appears that there is still significant work needed to make this functionality really robust in Mathematica.  Be careful if you invest significant time into this.
>      Anyone else have experience on this?
> Best regards,
> Todd
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Given that the Windows only Endnote Link was developed in 2009/2010 it
probably only works on Endnote versions that were around then. Endnote
9 is a much older version so there maybe some differences in how that
talks/links to other programs. If you have Windows it ought to work
for Endnote X2 or X3 etc.

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