Export Bibtex (or other)


#1

[1] At the moment, exporting my entire library to a bibtex file requires 5 clicks. Can you please add a button or menu-item that achieves it in 2 or fewer clicks?

[2] Even better: could you add the option of always keeping a synchronised bibtex file in the google doc folder?


#2

Just to add to this: quite often when writing a paper or grant in latex, I will continue to add references to the paperpile library, which requires that I keep exporting the .bib file several times in a writing session. Just over the past 2 hours I exported the .bib file 4 times. This is what makes it so annoying for me. I’m suprised nobody else uses this workflow.


#3

If I’m writing in RMarkdown, I’ve had to do this too. The idea has been floated elsewhere for Paperpile to generate a .bib file, have it synced with Google Drive, and constantly update it. I’m hoping to see that implemented.


#4

Currently, the best way to update a bibtex file you are using is to use the keyboard shortcut to copy the bibtex entries for the papers: Select the new references, press Ctrl/Cmd + B, and then paste those entries in the .bib file.

You can also export the .bib file of a folder or label with fewer clicks: Hover over the label and use the dropdown/triangle menu: Export --> BibTeX.

We have plans for improving the workflow of latex users, but are still working on larger changes which we want to finish.


#5

Thank you, this is at least a small improvement. How about adding that option to “All Papers” as well.


#6

Thanks. I’ve done that too in a couple of instances, and it’s not too bad, you’re right.