BibDesk is a Mac tool for creating and maintaing BibTeX bibliography files (
BibDesk can be extended with AppleScripts, which is particularly useful for tasks such as capitalising titles of bibliography items, or protecting certain substrings in titles (so that their capitalisation is never changed when rendering the bibliography).
I found a couple of useful BibDesk scripts here on Christiaan Hofman’s website.
There are two general-purpose AppleScript libraries, and a bunch of BibDesk specific AppleScripts. The BibDesk scripts depend on these libraries.
Copy the following library files
to the following directory (create this directory if it doesn’t exist):
Install BibDesk Scripts
Of the BibDesk scripts available on Christiaan Hofman’s website, I find the following ones useful:
- Add Protect Strings.scpt
- Capitalize Titles.scpt
- Capitalize and Protect Titles.scpt
- Downcase Titles.scpt
- Protect Titles.scpt
To install these scripts to BibDesk, copy these files to the following directory:
Restart BibDesk, and now these scripts should be listed in the Scripts Menu of BibDesk.