#530 Better Support for BibTex

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2013-08-27
2013-08-27
Anonymous
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Hi,
I want to start with saying that TexStudio is an excellent Tex editor, the best I've ever seen.
I would like to suggest to add better support for BibTex citing.
When you type \cite{, TexStudio opens a menu with a list of all BibTex codes from your .bib file.
I take most of my references from MathSciNet and hence their tag is not suggestive, and I have quite an extensive .bib file.
I suggest to add a menu where you can search your refernce using names of authors, words from title, year of publication etc...
I also suggest that this menu will be able to log into MathSciNet (or other search engines) and will be able to download the refernce and update you .bib file.

Also, this menu probably should not open automatically when you type \cite{ but should open with a simple short cut or something.

Thanks

Discussion

  • Tim Hoffmann
    Tim Hoffmann
    2013-08-27

    A more refined BibTeX parser and display would be nice, but I think we currently do not have the time to work in that direction (of course, patches from the community are always welcome).

    In the mean time, I suggest you use external tools for bibliography management. We've established a neat solution together with JabRef: https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/texstudio/index.php?title=Tips_and_Tricks#Inserting_Citations_from_JabRef

    Since the bibliography insertion interface to TXS is really simple, it is also conceivable that other bibliography managers will implement it in the future.