OK, there are two issues here. One is a bug that will be fixed in the
Another is a problem that you can work around - BibDesk isn't giving
you enough information to figure out what's going on.
By default, BibDesk uses the field "Rss-Description" to fill in the
'description' part of the RSS item for a particular publication. If
that field is empty or nonexistent, then you get what you see below.
You can set which field to use (for example, "title" or "abstract")
in the "Defaults" preference pane.
*however*: there is a bug in that preference pane. In order to get
your preference actually set, you must do the following:
1. select the "Other" button.
2. type the field you want. (If not for the bug, you could stop here)
3. select the "Rss-Description" button
4. select the "Other" button again.
The bug is already fixed in the development version.
Please let me know if the steps above don't work for you, and thanks
for calling attention to the problem.
On May 26, 2005, at 4:54 AM, Daniele Pontillo, MD wrote:
> I can't figure out how yo use rss files. More in detail, whenever I
> export a bib file to rss, i actually get the rss file but with
> nothing in it! I am sure I am doing something wrong.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <rss version="0.92">
> <copyright>Copyright 2002,</copyright>
> <lastBuildDate>Thu, 26 May 2005 13:49:31 Europe/Rome</lastBuildDate>
> and so on
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