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  • @Joscha no worries and good luck with the job and dissertation @adamsmith thanks for helping. The reason why I took the extra steps I detailed above was that zotfiles didn't seem to take into account that fact that I was using zotero on t…
  • Hi, I'm also excited about zotfiles because I love the idea of having a folder of pdfs that will sync with my ipad so that I can read and annotate them. But I have been trying to set it up and am having problems getting it to do what i hoped it woul…
  • Oh and thanks mronkko, didn't know about that setting - its kind of good, I'll give it a go.
  • Hi Dan and Simon, fair point - I had written background function myself and then deleted it. I guess when I thought about programs like preview they don't have a background function, but they are multi-window I guess. In anycase my point was that Ap…
  • Hi, I totally understand this request and it has been one thing that has been bugging me for the last couple of months - but I have only just tried to search the forums. It is very common behaviour on a mac for programs to not close when t…
  • Thanks very much - all sorted, database happy.
  • I'm just going to move my zotero folder back to the hard drive - and am told I need to copy the files to a blank folder. I obviously have a lot of versions of files because of the conflicts between the laptop and work computer on the sqlite fi…
  • Thanks a lot for all your help with this, great to get to the bottom of it straight away (despite how dispiriting the answer is). Perhaps there could be a warning in the preferences folder where this change is made. I guess the reason I …
  • Oh, I have simply placed the zotero folder in a dropbox folder. I guess that could create problems with syncing! The last previous version of zotero.sqlit saved by dropbox was 10 pm last night, but I was working till 11. I guess neither dr…
  • Hi, yes I do. Could that be the problem?
  • Hi, well if selecting the library reveals everything - ie there is no way of hiding or masking some refereces - then I'm absolutely sure it is not there. I am also absolutely sure that it was in the library last night. I remember having t…
  • Thanks ajlyon, works great.
  • I have an informaworld translator issue: "Could Not Save Item" URL is: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a903855250&db=all Report ID: 923893446
  • Thankyou for your advice about editing the APA style a few comments above, it proved to be fairly easy to do. I hadn't been able to follow the instructions at the beginning of this thread but found this very straightforward using the chrome panel. F…
  • I might be a rhetorical question but yes I do. Output styles could be used to create annotated bibliographies, futher reading lists, workbooks of notes, lists, etc. Why not allow people to develop different approaches to doing these thing? Rea…
  • Maybe the solution is to have a contributors page that allows individuals with the ability to create their own styles and to put them up for others to use. Like many sites, users could rate/comment on styles. This would facilitate more ideosyn…
  • Hi, was away for a couple of days but yes what I was looking for was a reference style that basically conformed to APA but without doi or urls - so I'm happy if it is not called APA, I understand the fear of misleading people! a) Followin…
  • You make several good points, nevertheless it is frustrating when one wants to produce references that basically conform to APA format without the doi - whether one wants to do a reference list for oneself, students, colleagues, a book chapter, etc …
  • Hi, thanks for the explanation, though I personally do feel that it matters. Many journals, etc require one to comply with APA format so there is no choice in that - authors pretty much have to do it. A recommendation seems different to me…
  • Hi, I wanted to check up on doi's. When I looked at the APA website (I don't have the latest manual) it says: "We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them for both print and electronic sources." This sounds like a reco…
  • I've like to add my support this thread. It must be something wrong with me, but I regularly have authors in the wrong order or have to add authors. it would be a big improvement if authors could be dragged and dropped in the right order or if there…
  • Hi, you're right it works well. Should have thought of that - I forget with zotero (unlike some other software) that people can simply be made editors, authors etc and this bit of flexibility works nicely. Thanks a lot, nathan
  • Thanks Rintze it works well. I must have been deleting too many or too few lines - or something! Perhaps I'm a bit out of date but I'm not really up on the doi stuff or how commonly it is being used, but I would rather not use them. It would be…
  • Forget that, I just worked it out! just Cmd + A Works great.
  • Sorry, this is pretty dense and I cannot find it by searching the site - how do you use the A shortcut key? I've tried pressing A & command & C together while highlighting the reference in zotero thinking that this might do it but it di…
  • Hi, I only seem able to get an error: XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: . Location: file:///Users/nathan/Desktop/APAnoDOI.csl Line Number 91, Column 9: --------^ Is there anywhere where i can add a style which doesn't include the…
  • I think the question was about citations in text, eg (Thoburn, Lewis, & Shemmings, 1995), rather than the full reference for the bibliography. Is there a way to do this other than dragging it - this option really suits the way I work. I so…
  • Hi, thanks Dan for your comment. Of course you are right, and if I had know this before I could have deleted the contents of the collections first rather than having to export all my other collections & miscellaneous references, delete all …
  • Hi, I do really like the collections idea, it is great to have subsets of related references and as Carina points out references often fit in multiple categories. But I have found categories awkward and as I have thought about it more think tha…
  • Hi, Really sorry Sean didn't mean to make you want to bite. Had a frustrating day trying to enter some references that I had read the day before - I couldn't sync my library, I was finding it a little awkward to download the pdfs into zotero, h…