BUG ? Bibliography tool add menu

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 9 2014 8:51 AM

The Bibliography Tool add menu contains a selection … Clipboard. What is this item supposed to accomplish? Selecting it does not add the contents of the clipboard to the Bibliography.

On the clipboard, I had 

Bultmann, Rudolph Theology of the New Testament, Volume 1 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1954).

Selected … Clipboard from the menu, and nothing happened.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 9 2014 5:30 PM

You have to infer that adding a citation from ... clipboard is essentially the same as adding from ...selected text  i.e. it obtains the article citation from any text in a resource.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 10 2014 2:58 AM

Dave Hooton:

You have to infer that adding a citation from ... clipboard is essentially the same as adding from ...selected text  i.e. it obtains the article citation from any text in a resource.

That may be the way it works, but that is not the logical conclusion from a command like … clipboard. If two commands accomplish the same thing, one of them is unnecessary and the cause of needless confusion.

Guess that I could create a personal book of one paragraph and get the citation into the bibliography that way Tongue Tied

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 10 2014 10:53 AM

Jack Caviness:
That may be the way it works, but that is not the logical conclusion from a command like … clipboard. If two commands accomplish the same thing, one of them is unnecessary and the cause of needless confusion.

It is consistent with the behavior for add to passage list so I don't exactly agree with you here Jack. On the other hand, I consistently make the same mistake on bibliography in general - expecting it to take the contents rather than the source of the contents. I think the answer is to add a second bibliographic function that does what we expect ... a Zotero-like function.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 10 2014 5:12 PM

Jack Caviness:
If two commands accomplish the same thing, one of them is unnecessary and the cause of needless confusion.

You have to copy selected text to get a citation on the clipboard, but it can be used at any time thereafter. I was just as confused until I tried the ...selected text option.

Then I wondered about the Copy Citations setting in Program Settings i.e. "Yes: Resource citations will be copied when copying to the clipboard. No: Resource citations will not be copied", but Bibliography works independently of this setting; which then makes one wonder about the meaning of No:!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 5:42 AM

MJ. Smith:
It is consistent with the behavior for add to passage list so I don't exactly agree with you here Jack. On the other hand, I consistently make the same mistake on bibliography in general - expecting it to take the contents rather than the source of the contents.

My goal was to add a non-Logos resource to the Bibliography, but there does not seem to be a way to accomplish this.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 12:31 PM

Jack, what you want to do is asked for frequently and something I would expect but ...

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