Thanks Rob. I remember looking at Mendeley just after installing Zotero and deciding not to try two at the same time.
I've installed Mendeley and it loads but I'm now getting the message: "It appears that you have Qt installed on your system, but do not have the sqlite plugin installed, which Mendeley requires. \ Please install the Qt4 sqlite plugin, in order to use Mendeley. If you are using a Debian-based system, such as Ubuntu, this is the libqt4-sql-sqlite package, and can be installed with command 'apt-get install libqt4-sql-sqlite'. Alternatively, remove your system Qt libraries, and Mendeley will use bundled copies." So now all I have to do if figue out if I do have Qt installed ( I find lots of Qt files in MikTex and Lyx so I must have it somewhere) and track down the SQlite plugin. Closer all the time! --- On Sun, 12/27/09, Rob Oakes <lyx-de...@oak-tree.us> wrote: > From: Rob Oakes <lyx-de...@oak-tree.us> > Subject: RE: Zotero to Bibtex to Lyx: A Problem not a baseball play > To: "'John Kane'" <jrkrid...@yahoo.ca> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Received: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 4:55 PM > Hi John, > > By default, Zotero produces atrocious looking BibTeX. > By far the ugliest > offenders, as you have noticed, are in the citation > keys. It uses weird > character encodings (I'm frankly not even sure what they > are), that can't be > processed by LaTeX. When these characters appear, the > only way I've been > able to get things to work is by manually redefining the > citation keys. Of > course, this must be done after every export. (A > tremendous and > non-productive pain.) > > The best solution I've found is to not use Zotero for > BibTeX. But since I > love using Zotero to collect citations and references from > the web, this > poses a problem. > > Luckily, I've managed to rig an acceptable alternative > using a reference > manager called Mendeley as an intermediary. You can > configure Mendeley so > that it will sync with the Zotero database. Any > updates to Zotero will > automatically be reflected in Mendeley. > (Unfortunately, reverse sync is not > supported, so changes made in Mendeley won't appear in > Zotero.) > > Mendeley, unlike Zotero, can create clean BibTeX with > custom citation keys. > Therefore, while Zotero BibTeX won't work with LyX, I've > had no problems > with Mendeley BibTeX. I've been using it for two > papers and a book I'm > working on. > > Another nice feature is the automatic creation of BibTeX > database files. If > you set this up, then the creation of your BibTeX is > completely automatic. > Whenever you add a new citation to Zotero, it will show up > in your BibTeX > database automatically via Mendeley. > > I've been using Mendeley for a couple of months, and though > it's still in > beta it's pretty stable (or it has been since the 0.9.5.2 > update at least). > There were a few problems specific to Ubuntu Linux, but > those appear to have > been sorted out. > > Additionally Mendeley makes it very easy to organize and > sync your reference > library to multiple machines. Zotero can do something > similar, but I've > found Mendeley easier to use. > > You can find more information on their web site: > > http://www.mendeley.com/ > > Cheers, > > Rob Oakes > > __________________________________________________________________ The new Internet Explorer® 8 - Faster, safer, easier. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/