BibDesk, an extremely capable bibliography manager for BibTex, is one of the mainstays of my work. Since you can drag out references from BibDesk in RIS format it also integrates beautifully into Tinderbox.
However, at some point in the V7 cycle a small but very irritating problem has emerged: if you now drag out a reference in RIS format into Tinderbox a new note of Prototype Reference is correctly created; BUT an unwanted empty note titled `new’ is also created at the same time.
I’d appreciate it if others could try and replicate this problem.
(1) In BibDesk’s preferences, under ‘Citation’, ‘Copying and Dragging’, ‘Format when holding Option key’: choose ‘RIS description’ if not already selected.
(2) Option drag a reference from BibDesk into Tinderbox…
In addition to the reference do you also get an extra `new’ note?
This problem is not present in the last V6 Tinderbox I have installed – b216. Also, if you export a BibDesk reference in RIS format to a file, say ref.txt, and then drag the file into Tinderbox you don’t get a superfluous `new’ note.