small request to streamline live bibliography

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DanZac
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small request to streamline live bibliography

Post by DanZac » Fri May 25, 2018 5:36 pm

I'd like to request a minor tweak to streamline the use of the live bibliography feature with Bookends.

When citing something in Mellel, users right now need to hit command-Y to move to Bookends, hit command-Y in Bookends to send the highlighted citation back to Mellel. So far so good. But at this point the item is formatted – without the page number. In order to add the page number, we then need to double-click the footnote citation to open the dialogue box and add "@11) to the temporary citation, and Bookends makes the formatting adjustment again.

This could be streamlined by having the option to have the dialogue box come up automatically with the cursor in the temporary citation field so that we can place the page number in and then complete the process by hitting enter.

Thanks

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Re: small request to streamline live bibliography

Post by joseph_anton » Mon May 28, 2018 12:53 pm

Have you tried the key combination Command + CTRL + Y in Bookends? That opens up a window where you can enter the page number and tweak several other details.

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Re: small request to streamline live bibliography

Post by DanZac » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:19 pm

Ahh, that does it. Thanks so much! I wish it was just Command-Y (same for back and forth) but that's just a minor quibble :-)

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