That explains why it doesn't work. Are you using some custom style?

Christiaan

Op vr 6 apr. 2018 18:20 schreef Jan David Hauck <jan.d.ha...@ucla.edu>:

> Hmm,
> it doesn't have any \bibcite commands.
> They all look like this:
>
> \abx@aux@cite{Strathern:1980}
> \abx@aux@segm{0}{0}{Strathern:1980}
>
>
>
> Jan David Hauck, Ph.D.
> Lecturer
> Department of Anthropology
> University of California, Los Angeles
>
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 2:20 AM, Christiaan Hofman <cmhof...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> You should not drop the aux file on a single item, only drop on the whole
>> table, ie the whole table should be highlighted.
>>
>> Does the aux file contain \bibcite commands? That's what we look for.
>>
>> Christiaan
>>
>> Op do 5 apr. 2018 23:02 schreef Jan David Hauck <jan.d.ha...@ucla.edu>:
>>
>>> This seems a great functionality, but I recently tried it and it did not
>>> work.
>>> You meant dragging and dropping the aux file onto the BibDesk window the
>>> main table with entries, correct?
>>> When I do this either nothing happens, or, when one entry is highlighted
>>> the aux file is added as external file to that entry.  What am I doing
>>> wrong?
>>>
>>> Jan David Hauck, Ph.D.
>>> Lecturer
>>> Department of Anthropology
>>> University of California, Los Angeles
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 3:21 AM, Christiaan Hofman <cmhof...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> One way you can go is drop the .aux file on the main table. This will
>>>> select the cited items in the table. You can then export as bibtex, while
>>>> checking the selection option in the save panel.
>>>>
>>>> Christiaan
>>>>
>>>> Op 16 mrt. 2018 04:07 schreef "Lin, Eric X" <eric....@post.harvard.edu
>>>> >:
>>>>
>>>>> sometimes, I want to create a static file of references from a paper
>>>>> that I've written. Rather than go through my bibliography to see what 
>>>>> cites
>>>>> to manually add, I can use some of the aux files from the compilation
>>>>> process to quickly generate a list of cite keys that have been used in the
>>>>> paper. Is there a way to generate a static list in bibdesk based on this
>>>>> list of cite keys (the cite keys correspond to the entries that I have
>>>>> created in bibdesk?)?
>>>>>
>>>>> I can see one application of this is to quickly sort out which
>>>>> citations I have actually used recently, by grabbing all the cite keys 
>>>>> that
>>>>> have appeared in my papers. Periodically, I could clean house on my 
>>>>> bibdesk
>>>>> and weed out citations that I just don't use.
>>>>>
>>>>> If anyone knows a way to do that, I would very much appreciate help in
>>>>> figuring that out!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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