Hi Rob, 

I did check the path as you suggest.  It looked funny but is correct. 

I guess I'll have to send a message to support.  Thank

john


--- On Tue, 12/29/09, 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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
> Received: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 10:23 AM
> Hi John,
> 
> Glad to hear that things are working for you.  To get
> the sync working,
> all I had to do was go to Tools -> Options -> Zotero
> /CiteULike and
> Click on "Zotero integration" box.  Make sure that the
> path to your
> Zotero database is correct (on one of my desktops, a
> Windows 7 box, it
> was filled in automatically and incorrectly).
> 
> After that, it *should* just work. (I know that I'm using
> should in a
> very meaningless and dangerous way.)  If you have
> problems, you might
> consider sending an email to the Mendeley devs at supp...@mendeley.com
> (or something like that, the correct email is on their
> website; too lazy
> to check it).
> 
> I've sent a number of complaints/feature requests and
> they've been very
> good at getting back to me.  I've never had to wait
> more than a few
> hours.  
> 
> To enable the custom citation key, go to Tools ->
> Options -> Document
> Details and then Click on "Citation Key".
> 
> One other point, keep in mind that only changes in Zotero
> are synced to
> Mendeley.  It doesn't seem to work in reverse (or at
> least not yet).
> So, if you need to change things, make sure to do it in
> Zotero.  For my
> Zotereo citations, the only bit of information I add is a
> citation key
> (since Zotero doesn't let me do that).
> 
> Even with the limitations, I've been very happy with
> Mendeley.  I've
> been working on a book project for the past few months and
> it has been
> invaluable for keeping my references and PDFs
> organized.  Throw in the
> ability to sync with Zotero (which I use to grab websites),
> the indexed
> and complete text search, the OpenOffice integration (I
> still think that
> Zotero does this better, but I'm not going to complain) and
> I've been a
> very happy camper.
> 
> If I can help with anything else, please let me know.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Rob
> 
> On Mon, 2009-12-28 at 15:01 -0800, John Kane wrote:
> > Hi Rob,
> > 
> > Progress report. I reinstalled Mandeley and it seems
> to be working well. I also installed a Foxfire sql manager
> extension which may or may not have cured the Qt4 SQlite
> plugin problem. The only reference I could find about it was
> on Kubuntu not Windows.
> > 
> > However, how do I get it to sync with Zotero
> properly?  It seems to have nicely imported all the
> collection names that I have in Zotero but none of the
> references!  
> > 
> > On the other hand I just had it import all the pdf's
> of journal articles I had stored in a folder and it
> performed wonderfully. :)  It's now on my watched
> folder list.  Wonderful!
> > 
> > At the moment if I can get the Mandeley-Zotero sync to
> work properly the two look to be extremely complimentary
> products.
> > 
> > Many thanks for the 
> > 
> > 
> > --- On Mon, 12/28/09, John Kane <jrkrid...@yahoo.ca>
> wrote:
> > 
> > > From: John Kane <jrkrid...@yahoo.ca>
> > > Subject: RE: Zotero to Bibtex to Lyx:  A
> Problem not a  baseball play
> > > To: "Rob Oakes" <lyx-de...@oak-tree.us>
> > > Cc: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
> > > Received: Monday, December 28, 2009, 3:40 PM
> > > 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: lyx-users@lists.lyx.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
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >      
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