October 2009 : a new release (bibus 1.5.0)

  • OOo3.1 compatibility
  • Infinite number of file/http links
  • Clever capitalization (lord of war => Lord of War ...)
  • Better handling of journal abbreviations
  • Import/Export filters can be added easily (plugin)
  • journal abbreviations and shortcuts can be easily edited (simple csv file that can be edited in OOo/excel or a text editor)
  • Lot of bug fixes
  • Requires python2.5 (not a problem anymore under Windows since OOo3.1 includes 2.6)
  • Requires wxpython-2.8

How to "track changes" in Open Office and finalize bibliography in Bibus

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Occasionally, some journals will require that revisions to a manuscript be sent as a "marked-up" copy (showing all the changes) and a "clean" copy (not showing the changes). Track changes in an option in Open Office, however, if the changes remain visible when Bibus finalizes the document, Open Office 3 will crash. This occurs under both Debian Linux (unstable) and Windows XP.

The following is a solution to this problem:

1) turn on Record & Show changes in Open Office 3.0(>Edit>Changes>Record & Show). Make necessary changes to document.

2) When done making changes, turn both of the above options off.

3) Finalize with bibus.

4) In the finalized copy, turn on "show changes". This will show all the changes made, thus creating a "marked-up" copy, while the bibliography is formatted properly for the journal (grant, whatever).

5) If both a "marked-up" copy and a "clean" copy are needed, save the documents under two names, one version with "show changes" ("marked-up") turned on, the other version ("clean") with show changes turned off.

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