3273[ANN] Citations 2.4
- Jul 31, 2006This set of Applescripts and macros transfers text and bibliographic
references from a database to a WordPerfect document, placing
citation data in bibliography, endnote or footnote format or a
combination of formats. Supports any reference style, including
Chicago, MLA, APA and any number of custom styles.
Functions as easily and well as a commercial reference manager such
as EndNote or ProCite. Works with any database program; comes with
a completely configured FileMaker database. Operates as a
transparent extension of both the database and WordPerfect.
WordPerfect is widely considered still to be the best word processor
available for serious academic and legal writing. This citation
manager, the equal of any commercial program, is offered free in
continuing support of the best serious writing environment that the
personal computer has to offer.
There's a lot new in 2.4:
Compatible with all Mac OS versions 7.5 and later. Applescripts
run natively in OSX.
Supports any number of authors in a record.
A new macro, "Bibliography Duplicates", finds multiple bibliography
entries of any reference in one document, as might occur if you
combine multiple chapters into a single file.
Any text you select, in the datafile's Text field or any other field, is
transferred as styled text, preserving attribute formatting (e.g.
Cross-referencing now automatically follows the current citation
type in the database. If your database is set to Footnotes, for
example, cross-references will be footnotes.
Comments are now placed with the bibliography entry in any
reference type that includes a bibliography, and with the initial
endnote or footnote in any reference type that includes notes.
Control of automatic text and comments placement from the
database into your paper is more flexible. Pressing the Command
key toggles inclusion of the Text field, overriding the Include
setting in the database (any text you select in the Text field transfers
in any case). Pressing Option toggles inclusion of the Comments field,
overriding the Include setting in the database.
The database includes a "Mark" field and supporting scripts, so you
can do a Find and then automatically enter any symbol in the Mark
field of all or any found records. Enter any number of symbols for
different found sets, and find boolean combinations. You can also
automatically clear data from that field in all records.
The database ships with a master password, "edit". Opening the
database without entering any password allows Citations to work
and supports browsing, exporting and printing records; i.e. general
bibliographical use, including entry in and modification of the Memo
and Mark fields. The password is required for other editing, and so
serves as a guard against inadvertently erasing data. You can change
the password for further protection.
A "Get URL" script opens the URL contained in that field of any record.
"Citations 2.4" is downloadable from the Files section here.
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