I am writing my PhD thesis using FrameMaker 7. I am wondering if
anyone has used a really good system for making bibliographies. I
have found a couple of solutions such as fbib and citemaker, and I
might eventually use one of them, but for now I am trying to use a
simpler method because I am running Frame through CrossOver on my
Macbook Pro, and additionally, I would like to avoid reentering all of
my bibliographic info into BibTeX format if possible.
I currently have all of my bibliography entries in a table in the
[Abc03] Abc, Xyz, "A Title," A Journal, vol. 335, pp. 427-47, 2003.
I am using a table so that the tag part ([Abc03] in the example) is in
the first column of the table and can cross referenced. In the text I
would like to cite a single entry like this: [Abc03], and multiple
entries like this: [Abc03, Xyz90, Xyz02]. However, I can only figure
out how to generate cross references in one of these two formats:
[[Abc03], [Xyz90], [Xyz02]] or [Abc03], [Xyz90], [Xyz02], and neither
of these is acceptable. The problem is that I can't figure out how to
grab the "Abc03" part of the tag without grabbing the [ ] brackets
too. Is there any way to hide the [ ] backets in the cross reference
using conditional text or perhaps by putting the Abc03 part into some
type of marker or variable? If not, does anyone have a suggestion for
a better way to generate a bibliography? Also, if anyone has had good
experiences with either fbib or citemaker and FrameMaker 7 that would
be helpful too as using one of them might solve my problem too.