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  • @OniDaito on the PDFs: I do not think Zotero itself does not recommended syncing files outside of zotero itself. The warnings in, for example, https://www.zotero.org/support/sync, refer to syncing the db, not the PDFs themselves: "While using a thi…
  • I've tried using ZotDroid again with version 1.1.5 that I just installed from the Play Store. The most serious problems are: A. ZotDroid cannot use the collection of PDFs that exists locally in the tablet (when that collection respects the Zoter…
  • I've tried using ZotDroid with a version downloaded last night (2017-12-27) from the Play Store (so I guess v. 0.9?). The initial sync took over 20 minutes (I understand this only happens once): my library contains about 5000 items (and I am not usi…
  • Maybe I am lost here, but if one could specify where attachments are stored, then if they are already in the tablet, wouldn't your app be able to find them without any need for WebDAV download? P.S. Yes, I have a tablet with loads of storage, of wh…
  • *Downloading an attachment via the WebDav interface* If I understand correctly, if you want offline access to all of your PDFs that would require downloading each one one-by-one? (which is not feasible with realistic collections). An alternative …
  • For what is worth, I keep seeing this issue (Linux, Zotero standalone, 4.0.29.10) though it is now perfectly tolerable. When running with: - All plugins disabled; - Tag selector collapsed; - An empty collection selected; - Firefox not running (to …
  • I use Referey, a fantastic Android app. Referey works with Mendeley dbs, but I have some code to convert my Zotero db to the format that Referey requires; I have a setup where any change in the Zotero db triggers the creation of the Referey-compatib…
  • An update about Referey: the author has made the code available in github: https://github.com/kleinkm/Referey so it would probably be feasible to modify it to accept Zotero dbs (which would end up being a lot nicer, simpler, and faster than my Zote…
  • willsALMANJ, the developer of Zutilo, has found out how to get this to work, as explained here: https://github.com/willsALMANJ/Zutilo/issues/47#issuecomment-165952292 First, note that you should not try to run "run-zotero.sh" or however the Mozill…
  • In fact, since the zotero.desktop file is just a way to send things to the zotero process, simpler commands do not have any effect either. Variations of zotero zotero://select/items/0_82UIB2W6 do nothing, except move focus to Zotero (or open it i…
  • @cjb: thanks for confirming the issue. I actually purchased Zotable, but the reported problem of not syncing large libraries plus the lack of support for using local PDFs in the tablet have been showstoppers for me (I uninstalled it, and I am now re…
  • @danceheals: I am sorry about your trouble. You mention an imac, and there I am affraid I cannot help much. So I'll try to help in the parts I can. Before we get going, though, using the code in the Zotero-to-Referey github page is probably not ea…
  • Is it possible to force Zotfile to extract only new annotations, or some kind of "incremental annotation extraction"? The case I have in mind is reading a long pdf in several sittings/sessions (possibly jumping around pages). After session 1 I extra…
  • Yes, sorry, I should have been more explicit: I tried it with Zotero already running, and nothing happens, except focus moves from the shell to Zotero. But the entry is not shown or the pdf opened. I enabled debugging: nothing is shown in the outpu…
  • Thanks. Fixed that and now I no longer get errors and when I use it, it opens Zotero if it is not running. But it actually does nothing else so that xdg-open zotero://select/items/0_82UIB2W6 will not take me to the entry, for instance. I think the…
  • Thanks. But I must be missing something really obvious. I created a zotero.desktop file as (adding %u to the Exec entry does not change anything) [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Zotero Name=Zotero Client Exec=zotero Icon=zotero-icon Type=Applicati…
  • Is the zotero:// protocol currently supported in Standalone Zotero for Linux? I've read the threads listed here and in https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/24241/ and in particular I've seen the applescript solution in https://forums.zotero.org/di…
  • @janew1: You might want to use something that is not Dropbox. I use Syncthing (https://syncthing.net/) though it requires that at least two devices be online at the same time. Also, you might want to check other discussions, such as https://forums…
  • Zotable with aggressive syncing: Even if I set aggressive syncing, collections and subcollections only have partial data. It seems that to have the full library on the tablet, I would first need to click on every single lower-most subcollection so …
  • Has anybody had any luck with moderately sized libraries (~ 4000 items)? For me, it never seems to finish syncing, even after wating for over 1 hour (I have a reliable internet connection). It eventually bails out and when you try to open it again…
  • Update: I prepared some code that takes a Zotero db and produces a db that Referey will understand. This will give you access to the PDFs in your tablet and preserves tags and collections, and it is much faster than the BiBTeX route. Available from…
  • A few additions to smatthie's comments. I use Erathostenes basically as he/she suggests (see details in https://github.com/rdiaz02/Adios_Mendeley#using-a-tablet, where I also have some scripts for automating all the steps). I do like that with E…
  • I've solved the issue by directly modifying the dates using https://github.com/flinz/mendeley2zotero (this whole issue came up while moving from Mendeley to Zotero via bibtex: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/26453/moving-from-mendeley-to-zot…
  • Not exactly as hyiltiz wants but this might help: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/26453/moving-from-mendeley-to-zotero/#Comment_229588
  • I have done the moving from Mendeley to Zotero, preserving collections, tags, dates, annotations, pdf annotations, etc. I use seeholzer's https://github.com/flinz/mendeley2zotero for preserving the dates; the rest of the previous work is done modify…
  • Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am using Better BibTex, and timestamp is a field there. When I export using Better BibTeX, the bib file contains, in timestamp, the time when I added the entry (which corresponds to the time when I imported the bib …
  • Timestamp is a non-standard field and I think I got the idea from JabRef (I don't remember for sure, though). I can change the name to whatever needs to be. The key for me is being able to preserve a time stamp so I can order documents by that time …
  • zotfile.pdfExtraction.openPdfLinux does not seem to do anything. I am trying to get okular to open the annotation in the right page, but when I set `/usr/bin/okular -p` nothing happens and the PDF is not even opened. In fact, passing anything like j…
  • Dear Joscha and everybody, Is it possible to use ZotFile to have the location of files in a custom location (in a custom directory, as it is now, say with subfolders defined by /%a_%y_%t) but WITHOUT renaming the files themselves (the attachmen…
  • Thanks to both. I see now how to create collections via tags. DB access: I am not a lawyer, but I understand that access to the sqlite db on my machine by whatever means is legal. This was, I think, one of Mendeley's answers to the "this …