Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Export the Bibliography as You Like Using Jabref

This document introduce how to export the bibliography in a .RTF or .HTML format using the Jabref.
1. Download and install Jabref from website “http://jabref.sourceforge.net/index.php”.

2. Open the database. “File”->”Open database” and choose the right file.

3. Customize entry types. Add the sentence “ Acknowledgement: acknowledgement; bccn; status” to “options”->”Set up general fields”.

4. Use the export template. The templates for RTF or HTML can be downloaded from website “ http://jabref.sourceforge.net/resources.php”. They need be further changed to get what we want, e.g., including acknowledgements. Click “Options”->”Management custom exports ” -> “add new” and choose the right template file, e.g., “edward_elgar.layout”, then give it a name, e.g. “edward” and specify the format, e.g., “.rtf”.

5. Export settings. If you want to index the output file first by entry type and second by the year, you can first click the “Entry type” with control key “Ctrl”, then click the “Year”.  Now you have to make sure the export setting is right: click the “Options”->”Preference”->”file”->”sort order” and choose “Export in current table sort order”.

6. Do export. Click “File”->”Export” and choose the right format, e.g., “edward (*.rtf)”.

1 comment:

Klurik said...

Thank you!
Was felt in trouble with sorting JabRef html output. :)