On Feb 18, 2005, at 19:15, Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
> On 2/18/05 9:03 AM, "James Howison" <jhowison@...> wrote:
>> So Christiaan, do I understand correctly that the AutoNaming feature
>> takes the Cite-Key field and makes it the name of the file?
>> So customizing the naming of the file is the same system as
>> the cite key?
> It uses the same specifiers, but it can be totally different from the
> citekey. My autofile specifier looks like this:
> so I have ~/Documents/Articles/keys/Howison2005SGJ.pdf for Howison's
> paper published in Some Great Journal, with the first keyword being
> Note that you can use slashes to denote a path hierarchy.
The autofile format string can be set in the AutoFile pref pane.
>>>> The main reason is that for a long time by now I have used
>>>> authornames, abbreviated journalname, volume and year to save my
>>>> electronic copies of the papers and I got very much used to it.
>> would be something like
>> (See the Cite Key section in the Help files)
>> But will that work for things that don't have Journals or Volume
> I believe they're just the empty string in that case.
It depends also on how you choose to use AutoFile. When you choose it
from the action menu in the editor, empty or nen-existing fields will
just give an empty string for that specifier. Also note that the
Automatically File Papers feature wil not get into effect until all the
fields are set, _not_ generally at the time that the paper is dropped
on some window. If you choose the Consolidate Linked Files from the
main menu (which acts on the selection in the main window) it will
first asks you to move files which have empty fields that the format
needs. If you choose Move All, they will be again the empty string.