Question: How to manage citations in your Zettel notes using MultiMarkdown and BibDesk?
I picked (and still prefer) MMD over Pandoc for Zettel notes because it's easy to make the notes self-contained by defining the citekey and its contents at the bottom of the note.
See Manage Citations for a Zettelkasten
from 2013 for some screenshots.
@ctietze, I have a few questions related to MultiMarkdown and BibDesk I would be very grateful if you could reply to:
- Do you use MMD for all your notes (why/why not)?
- When it comes to the settings in BibDesk, which you nicely describe here, I can see on this image that your Cite Command Style is set to
\citet, where I have
\cite. I don't know what difference that make, but it seems I cannot edit it manually. Could you help me out here?
- When you find a paper you would like to read, in for example Google Scholar, how do you go about adding the metadata and pdf to BibDesk? Are there any shortcuts add-ons to uses? I have so far used Emacs and helm-bib-tex, but I have had a very manual cut-and-paste workflow there when adding new references, so would be very happy to get some support here to get started quickly with BibDesk. I have one folder with all my pdfs and they are all named [citekey].pdf.
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