Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.30: Faster and more robust BibTeX key handling

Docear4Word 1.30 is available for download. We improved the error handling, the speed, and the robustness for special characters in BibTeX keys. Here are all changes in detail A database parsing error during Refresh now displays message with line and column information. More robustness for special characters in BibTeX keys: Changing to the official spec of allowed characters was causing too many problems for existing libraries. < > & % { } ” plus whitespace characters are now disallowed but any other char is valid An apostrophe ‘ is allowed in the database but is removed from the BibTeX key before use rather than treat it as invalid. Some optimizations have been made so that moving through a large document Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.23 Released

The new Docear4Word v1.23 is out as Beta version. Changes are A more detailed error message when there is a parsing error in your BibTeX file. The latest v1.0.517 version of CiteProc-JS has been included. This should finally solve all the sorting and numbering issues. We made some adjustment that could improve the performance of Docear4Word. Not sure though, if it will really do. Special characters such as . ! ? _ ^< > are now allowed in the beginning of a BibTeX name. Please note that this is probably the last version that is compiled with VS2010 (requiring you to install .NET 2.0). The next release will be compiled with VS2013 (.NET 4) which should solve some compatibility issues with Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Developer for Docear4Word (Mac) wanted

Since more than one year we are offering Docear4Word, an add-in for Microsoft Word that helps you creating bibliographies. Unfortunately, the add-in is only available for the Windows version of Microsoft Word. We would love to offer a Mac Version, too, but don’t have the skills to do this. If you know how to develop add-ons for MS Word on Mac please contact us at info@docear.org. The add-on should be an exact copy of  Docear4Word (Windows) and you could use Docear4Word’s source code as “inspiration”. You wouldn’t have to do this for free, we would be able to pay some money, and I am confident that our users would also donate a significant amount! Just let us know how long Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.2 released with some bug fixes

Today we released Docear4Word 1.2. It contains a few bug fixes. More precisely, we upgraded to the latest citeproc-js version which should fix some ordering problems. In addition, there was a bug that prevented to add the issue number of a reference into the bibliography. That is fixed now.  Here is the detailed change log: – CiteProcRunner gets citeproc.js version on first use – Added Null checks for <field>.Code.Text to ContainsBibliography, EnumerateCSLFields, IsDocearField, IsCitationField, IsBibliographyField – AboutForm now displays the citeproc.js version number – Updated citeproc.js to 1.0.474 which fixes some major integration issues – Issue and Number Tags: If only one present in BibTex then is propagated to both Issue and Number in CSL

By Joeran Beel, ago
Developers

Who wants to develop Docear4LibreOffice or Docear4OpenOffice?

Docear4LibreOffice and Docear4OpenOfficeA few months ago we released Docear4Word. Docear4Word is an add-on for Microsoft Word that allows you to insert and format citations and bibliographies very easily in MS Word. Many of our users love Docear4Word. However, not all of our users are using Microsoft Word but many are using OpenOffice or LibreOffice. One of them is Stephen from Uberstudent which is a Linux distribution for learners. Stephen, as many others, urged us to develop an add-on, comparable to Docear4Word, for Libre of OpenOffice. Unfortunately, we don't have the expertise to do this. Therefore, we would like you to help us. Do you have experience in developing add-ons for LibreOffice and/or OpenOffice? Then, please contact us. We have prepared a description of what Docear4Libre/OpenOffice should be able to do. Read it carefully, and tell us how long you would need to implement it. And don't forget to tell us how much money you would want for it. Exactly, we are not expecting you to do it for free. We would be willing to pay something for it. Once we found an appropriate developer we will ask our users to donate for Docear4Libre/OpenOffice and give a good amount ourselves. Also Stephen will ask the users from Uberstudent to donate. (more…)

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear

Docear at JCDL 2013 in Indianapolis (USA), three demo papers, proof-reading wanted

Three of our submissions to the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) were accepted. They relate to recommender systems, reference management, and pdf metadata extraction:

Docear4Word: Reference Management for Microsoft Word based on BibTeX and the Citation Style Language (CSL) In this demo-paper we introduce Docear4Word. Docear4Word enables researchers to insert and format their references and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, based on BibTeX and the Citation Style Language (CSL). Docear4Word features over 1,700 citation styles (Harvard, IEEE, ACM, etc.), is published as open source tool on http://docear.org, and runs with Microsoft Word 2002 and later on Windows XP and later. Docear4Word is similar to the MS-Word add-ons that reference managers like Endnote, Zotero, or Citavi offer with the difference that it is being developed to work with the de-facto standard BibTeX and hence to work with almost any reference manager.
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By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.1: Support of “Suppress Author”, “Author only” and some other nice options

Docear4Word 1.1 is available for download and it offers two new features that will improve your work with references in Microsoft Word a lot. Actually, we added two new elements to the "Add References" dialog. The first one is a "Docear->Docear4Word" button. It's intended for adding several references at once when you have multiple BibTeX keys in our clipboard. And here is how it works: Most references managers (e.g. JabRef and Docear) allow you to select several reference entries from the database and copy their BibTeX keys to the clipboard. That means you have a string like "Cohen05,ritchie2008,Eto12" in your clipboard. Now, when you press the "Docear->Docear4Word" button, Docear4Word will automatically get that string from the clipboard, identify the BibTeX keys and select the references belonging to the keys. This will make inserting several references at once much easier. New Docear4Word Features (more…)

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.02: Fixing some sorting problems

Docear4Word 1.02 is available for download. It fixes one bug that occurred when adding several references at once. For instance, when you inserted three references [1-3], added another three references [4-6] and then added all six references again you would expect to get [1-6] but instead you got a list like [1,2,5,3,6,4]. Just for those who don’t know what Docear4Word is: Docear4Word is an add-on for Microsoft Word (2003 and later) that allows you to insert references and bibliographies from BibTeX files to MS-Word documents. The great thing is that you don’t need to care about formatting. You can choose from 1,700+ citation styles (APA, MLA, Turabian, Harvard, IEEE, ACM, …). Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.01 with bug-fixes and some enhancements

Today we released Docear4Word 1.01. The add-on for Microsoft Word allows you to manage your Docear references (and any other references stored as BibTeX) directly within Microsoft Word. Version 1.01 includes the following changes. Download it here!

  • Added warning message if a BibTex file is considered corrupt, rather than just ignoring it. (#740, #692)
  • BibTex load now also supports CP1252 codepage.
  • Unexpected exceptions now logged to the log file. (#740)
  • Added workaround for missing BibTex keys. We create a new one of the form "_Unknown_XX" where XX increase with each missing key within the file.
  • DEV: Added MLA.csl sample file.
  • Fixed bug where the ID was being used instead of the Name.
  • Made toolbar dropdown wider.
  • Added warning message and instruction when no BibTex database is configured. (#740)
  • Parser now copes with no tags present.
  • Removed paragraph formatting from within Field code as it influence formatting in the main document.
  • JSON is now stored within the Field with space separators and LineFeeds since it could influence formatting in the main document. (#729)
  • Updated Citeproc.js to v1.0.426 which fixed these issues:
    • Incorrect trimming of punctuation. (#743)
    • "Tri-graph" styles not working. (#694)
    • Failure to load some styles containing comments.
  • BibTex Lexer now supports unix line endings. (#692)
  • Issue tag is now supported (#743)
  • Fixed bug with Issue and Number casing.
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By Joeran Beel, ago