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  • Rob away! The point is to use one that requires the least amount of brainpower to remember or use -- and use the leftover to put into research and writing ;-)
  • Not autopinning is very useful because, as emiliano says, it gives you a chance to modify the citekey to something that might need to be altered or shortened. See, for example, the pattern I use, described at: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/co…
  • Therein lies one problem -- many changes are to the Style Manual's non-citation sections. The Changelog lists multiple changes to what the 6th edition print version had: https://www.stylemanual.gov.au/changelog But it is less than easy to trawl th…
  • And I see that the (rather irritating, I always thought) "vol. no. pp." convention has been dispensed with in the new update, in both the author-date and note-based forms. It now looks closer to the older "Vancouver style" citation system that was …
  • Just as a point of trivia -- we required students to use the AGPS Style Manual 6th edition version (2002) of Harvard in our postgrad courses years ago (I still have a copy right here). One student (from an Aust Govt dept) in particular was fairly an…
  • I have found that Zettlr (which uses Markdown as its basis) paired with Zotero is very handy when it comes to note-taking. Zettlr also can function as a zettelkasten (see Wiki) for cross-linking notes. Using Better BibTeX, you can auto-export the d…
  • Done. For others who might want to follow this, see: https://github.com/retorquere/zotero-better-bibtex/issues/1810
  • That's just because of this. The choice is somewhat arbitrary, since I don't know where the term will show up in the bibliography (where a leading capital would be appropriate or not). Ah, I see. But I can also see that the UK and Australia, for exa…
  • in what sense are you getting errors? Undesirable output, error message popups of some kind, something else? The .bib file contains error messages such as that shown above ("missing required field year"). It seems that the season entry confused the …
  • Just reporting that I also get Better BibTeX export errors for any date with a season in it, whether it precedes or follows the year. The year itself is not output into the (BBT generated) .bib file, but the standard BibTeX export will output the ye…
  • A follow-up to the above: I installed the Report Customizer and am finding it excellent, so a thank-you to @emilianoheyns for another great add-on!
  • I used ProCite from 2000 to 2006-ish, then switched to EndNote, which I used until mid last year, and have been massaging the import of my EN references into Zotero for a while now. For me, it is largely the FOSS nature that has drawn me to Zotero …
  • This is an excellent add-on! I've been using it continually since installing it a week or so ago. I can't imagine not having it now. @dcartertod - any chance of a mod that does this: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/89263/feature-request-a-togg…
  • I pin the keys once I am happy with them being unique (the vast majority arrived already pinned from the EndNote import process which required a rename of the EndNote "Label" to "Citekey: `label`" into Extra in the import file - help on this in thes…
  • I meant that the generation of BBT keys does not (seem to) produce an identifier (basename) that collides with an existing reference,* which is important since I copy the downloaded files into a single /References directory (as noted above) for hist…
  • That's right. It needs to be done manually or with Zotfile - BBT simply generates the unique identifier which then becomes the base filename for electronic files; the uniqueness is important to prevent name collisions and possible file overwrites. …
  • Not sure if this has been mentioned over the 10-odd years of this thread, but here goes: I'm wondering if the Call Number field will be made available for all item types in the new release. It is currently not present in several (eg web page, podca…
  • For what it's worth: For the PDF (and other types of files, too) filenames I use the BibTeX citekey generated in BetterBibTeX by the pattern: [authors1+.:replace=.etal,+:lower][shortyear][title:skipwords:lower:abbr] and strip off the letters that…
  • Works a charm in styles that pay attention to month-date - eg IEEE, Chicago 17th Notes (but not author-date) etc.
  • Hmm, yes. I'm just going through (and cleaning up for Zotero) my thousands of refs imported from EndNote and noticed that there is no Date field for podcast (I have around a half-dozen of these). I put Date: into the Extras field, but most styles le…
  • Hmm, I thought it might be a bit tricky. Oh well, a quick edit of the BibTeX key, only needing to delete the final few letters, is a small price to pay for not having to create each key from scratch (as was necessary Back In The Old Days™). Strictly…
  • @adamsmith : You mean this one: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/comment/378914/#Comment_378914 ? Yes, now installed. Very handy, but not quite what I am looking for, unless there is a style that shows all non-empty fields. Thanks.
  • @emilianoeheyns : Yep! Perfect. Many thanks! Now I just need to work out how to omit anything in the subtitle (ie after the ":" (or other sentence-ending punctuation).
  • Hi @qqbb, I do have Reports installed, and that functionality is quite nifty - so thanks for the idea - it's just that it is much more convenient & efficient to look at the condensed format on screen (which is what I used to do with ProCite, A…
  • For what it's worth, I tried to use Zotero as both a citation manager and a zettelkasten, but could never get it to work properly. So, I use Zotero as a citation manager -- which is after all what it is designed for -- and a separate application tha…
  • Well, I've now made the full switch and installed the Better BibTeX (BBT) plugin for Zotero which implements the functionality I wanted. Wow! Love it. I also love that BBT can export and keep updated a BibTeX file that I can point both my LaTeX and …
  • Hmm. Well, that's why a toggle button, for example on the frame of the item pane, would be handy, as an option to be used if required. My workflow moves between bulk editing and adding records, which obviously needs all fields to be visible, and si…
  • Any further progress on this? I'm switching away from EndNote to go all-in on Zotero on Linux... (This latter is an adventure in itself ... ;-) So, any updates on support for citekey as a field in Z would be welcome. Thanks.
  • @emilianoeheyns - only the file that comes with the standard distro of Z. I've not had a go at modifying anything.
  • Never did much javascript (even though I did work for Netscape back in the 1990s...) and am too long out of the coding game these days. I guess I'll just keep hoping and waiting for when CiteKey is an actual thing which is part of the field structu…