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

Migrating from Endnote to Bibus

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How to migrate from EndnoteX1 (Mac) to Bibus v1.5 (Win)

1) In EndnoteX1 (Mac) select the “RefMan (RIS) Export” filter.

2) Select desired references and export as .txt file using the “RefMan (RIS) Export” filter.

3) In the Bibus “Tools” menu select “First Connection Wizard”

4) Under “Select your preferred word processor” select “Advanced settings>>”, and select Use TCP/IP Port: 8100 Host: Localhost This allows communication between the word processor and Bibus. Using the pipieline option does not work.

5) Next step “Please choose the database engine you want to use” DB engine: SQLite

6) Next step “SQLite file” select “Finish” If an SQLite file already exists it will not be overwritten, only added to. If a NEW database is desired, click “cancel”, go to the folder (e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application data\bibus\Databases and delete the existing file SQLite, before starting the First Connection Wizard again. In the final step it should create a new SQLite database file.

7) Import .txt file into Bibus using the RIS import filter from the file menu and selecting the utf_8 codec. The Endnote record number will appear as the ID number in Bibus.

8) Select the desired references, drag and drop them into the References icon on the right-hand menu.

9) Pat yourself on the back. Nice work.

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