We're working here with a standard install of refbase 0.9.5 on an G5 computer with OS X. I've just started testing refbase again, so no ocean-deep knowledge of the software's intricacies yet, I'm afraid.
I read on the website that export to Endnote and BibTeX is possible via Bibutils. Since I couldn't find it in the web interface (which is how we want to use it), I started checking. php.ini has the settings indicated here: http://www.refbase.net/index.php/Required_PHP-INI_Settings Everything fine there.
Am I correct to assume that the export function to Endnote and BibTeX is supposed to appear at the bottom right in the 2 drop down menus below Export Record? And BibUtils is preinstalled with the refbase 0.9.5 package - I found the bibutil directories within the refbase one?
So where am I stuck here??
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> I read on the website that export to Endnote and BibTeX is possible
> via Bibutils. Since I couldn't find it in the web interface (which
> is how we want to use it)
The Bibutils programs need to be installed on your server (i.e., in your case, on your G5). Then, Bibutils needs to be made available for refbase. This is described in more details here:
If you think that you've installed Bibutils correctly, and you still can't get it working, please have a look at these wiki sections:
> Am I correct to assume that the export function to Endnote and
> BibTeX is supposed to appear at the bottom right in the 2 drop down
> menus below Export Record?
Yes, the options to export to BibTeX and Endnote should appear within the dropdown menu underneath "Export Records" (which may be hidden under the link "Cite, Group & Export Options").
However, the admin is able to enable or disable these options for particular users. And the users themselves can in turn disable any of the options that have been enabled for them by the admin. So you'd need to login as admin, click on "Manage Users", and verify for each user (using the "edit options" link) that the BibTeX and Endnote formats have been enabled for this user.
When your users log in again, they should be able to see the enabled formats.
Let us know if this somehow doesn't work for you.
> And BibUtils is preinstalled with the refbase 0.9.5 package - I
> found the bibutil directories within the refbase one?
No, Bibutils comes not pre-installed with refbase. Reasons are that different Bibutils binaries are required for the different platforms.
You can download the latest Bibutils binaries here:
From my tests on Mac OS X, compilation from the Bibutils source files also works easily and without problems.
Hope this helps,
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