Bibliography software; cross-platform-ness

Anil Gupta sristi at AD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Sun Nov 2 23:48:22 UTC 1997

I will recommend Procite which has come out with a window95 version and is
a delight to use.
It has bibliolink option to directly download files from web into the data
base, also you can export output into word, wp, ascii and html formats.

It can create bibliography by scanning your text and picking up the
references from reference data base. It is available for mac and ibm

anil k gupta

> From: Mehta, Shailendra <Mehta at MGMT.PURDUE.EDU>
> Subject: Bibliography software; cross-platform-ness
> Date: Monday, November 03, 1997 12:29
> Beatrice Reusch wrote:
> > [1] Does anyone use a database to store their biblio's -- with
> > different
> > layouts for different purposes, etc. ? If so, how do you get your DB
> > and WP
> > software to cooperate?  Since I'm a Mac user, I'm primarily interested
> > in
> > Mac (AppleEvents, etc.); still, the question is open to the users of
> > all
> > platforms.
> >
> > [2] Considering the challenges of cross-platform exchanges for the
> > users of
> > South Asian languages, and even for people on the same platform but
> > using
> > different fonts, at what point in our work does something like LaTeX
> > become
> > a necessity? Again, I'm primarily interested in Mac, but the question
> > is
> > open to all.
> >
> I would recommend AGAINST BibTex. I used it for several years and was
> sorely disappointed and frustrated.  For the last several years I have
> used Endnote from Nisus systems (who are based in Berkeley if  I
> remember correctly). It -
> 1. organizes bibliographies (including large ones with tens of thousands
> of references) flawlessly; searching is a pleasure here.
> 2. It comes with a module to interact with Microsoft Word. It is quite
> easy to use it.
> 3. It is cross platform - DOS and Mac users can easily exchange files
> without modification on DOS diskettes (which Mac users can easily work
> with)
> 4. Very simple customization can get it to generate LaTeX codes for full
> BibTex replacement; once customised (it takes a half an hour) it works
> seamlessly with LaTeX
> 5. It is great for reading in tagged output from commercial databases
> 6. If you are thinking of using LaTex on the Mac, think of Textures. It
> comes with menus which can to a large extent automate the use of LaTeX.
> Shailendra Raj Mehta
> mehta at

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