I’m in the process of migrating from RefWorks to Paperpile. I’m a PhD student in the beginning stages of dissertation-writing, so I really want to get my workflow and reference management sorted out from the beginning. So far I’m really liking Paperpile.
I am having a problem with creating new entries, however, and I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong. When I import a PDF, the information for the entry will often be incomplete. And I’m trying to figure out a way to make them complete and correct without having to just type everything manually. I’ve tried:
- importing the full reference as RIS and then merging the two duplicates. I was hoping that this would merge full metadata with the PDF, but instead I just get the PDF with incomplete metadata.
- Opening the entry using the Paperpile link in Google Scholar — I thought it might notice that the Google scholar entry has information that’s missing from the existing entry, but it doesn’t.
Is there really no other option than manually typing? Or am I doing something wrong?