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Re: bibtex support in Mathematica 8

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  • Subject: [mg114908] Re: bibtex support in Mathematica 8
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 02:36:24 -0500 (EST)
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On Dec 21, 4:22 pm, John Fultz <jfu... at> wrote:
> Which platform are you on?  Right now, BibTeX (and EndNote) support exi=
sts only
> under Windows.  We'd hoped to deliver it at least on Mac for v8 as well=
, but it
> just didn't make it for v8.

And yet (to the frustration of this user) it is touted as a new
feature in the Mac version:

Insert > Citation -- integration with both EndNote and BibTeX citation

And it is fully documented in the Mac version:

tutorial/CitationManagement) (no mention made that it doesn't work on

There was a thread recently about the standard of documentation. We
appreciate the enormity of the task of documenting functions but in
this case Wolfram clearly dropped the ball by including documentation
of functionality that doesn't exist.

(and I note another post where someone wasted a lot of time because of
this inaccurate addition to the documentation)

Could you advise what other Mac documented new features are Windows



 But you should register your interest with Wolfram
> Research Technical Support.  A showing of interested people may influen=
ce how
> quickly we can deliver something on non-Windows platforms.
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfu... at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:41:12 -0500 (EST), Stephan wrote:
> > I did use a Text-Cell (Format -> Style -> Text). The Insert->Citation
> > menu does not have a field "Bibliographical Reference. I only see
> > "Bibliographical Note" (active), "Delete Bibliographical Note" (grayed)=
> > "Edit Bibliographical Note" (grayed) and "Rebuild Notes" (grayed).
> > Any help?
> > Am 19.12.2010 um 11:08 schrieb Michael Weyrauch:
> >> Make the Cell a text cell first,
> >> THEN the menu item >Insert >Citation > Bibliographical Reference
> >> can be selected and the dialog opens where you can select your
> >> BibTex data base.
> >> Michael
> >> Am 18.12.2010 05:50, schrieb Stephan:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> has anyone had success with the bibtex support in Mathematica 8? I
> >>> can't even type in a bibtex file. If I write some text in a text cell
> >>> and open Insert -> Citation in the menu. The submenu contains only
> >>> "Bibliographical Note..." but no dialog for a bibtex- or endnote-file
> >>> or so.
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Stephan

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