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    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2012
    Hi community!

    I'm working on my master's thesis in Ulysses and was wondering what the best practices are for in-line citations (I don't plan on doing footnotes, but rather I'll have a references section). I will likely wind up doing Latex down the line for the final compilation but that isn't a requirement for me.

    Have folks worked out a standard workflow for storing and using citations?
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2012
    I've done this quite a bit, not with latex though. I use a citation manager (Bookends, Sente) to insert temporary citations into Ulysses. Then I export to rtf or doc and scan that document.

    For me, this works nicely.
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2012
    Hi slifty, I am currently writing my PhD thesis with Ulysses and will compilate with LaTeX the final work too. It seemed natural to me to use BibTeX , I am currently using BibDesk to manage my bibliography in BibTeX format and am very satisfied.

    You need to build your bibliography in BibTeX format (there are ways of doing it automatically, by the way I use RefWorks and export my bibliography to BibTeX format), BibDesk gives you a nice GUI to manage it. When I want to insert a citation in Ulysses I just write \cite{citationID} and during compilation BibTeX creates the citations and the bibliography.
    This is very helpful thanks NachoE. As a result of your experience I've downloaded BibTex and have entered a 30 day trial with RefWorks. I wonder though whether it is possible to import from Bookends into RefWorks - the latter website resource has not been useful to date in addressing this. I used Bookends for my EdD dissertation but now want to shift to Ulysses and ideally related citation sources for post-doc writing. I'd be grateful for any advice or suggestions as to where I might get help.

    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
    Unfortunately, I haven't worked with any of these applications. So far, I've used BibTex in combination with Papers for bibliographies. In Ulysses, I created an Inline Style, which was then converted to a citation (\cite{}) with the LaTeX exporter. The cite keys which I put inside the Inline Style tags could be easily copied from Papers to Ulysses using a keyboard shortcut.