Graphical Java application for managing bibtex (.bib) databases

JabRef for Mac

JabRef 3.4

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What's new in this version:

- Implemented #629: Explicit groups are now written in the "groups" field of the entry instead of at the end of the bib file
- Main table now accepts pasted DOIs and tries to retrieve the entry
- Added support for several Biblatex-fields through drop-down lists with valid alternatives
- Added integrity checker for an odd number of unescaped '#'
- Implemented feature request 384: The merge entries dialog now show all text and colored differences between the fields
- Implemented #1233: Group side pane now takes up all the remaining space
- Added integrity check detecting HTML-encoded characters
- Added missing help files
- Implemented feature request #1294: Added possibility to filter for *.jstyle files in OpenOffice/LibreOffice style selection dialog. Open style selection dialog in directory of last selected file
- Added integrity check for ISSN
- Add LaTeX to Unicode converter as cleanup operation
- Added an option in the about dialog to easily copy the version information of JabRef
- Integrity check table can be sorted by clicking on column headings
- Added SOFTWAREJabref 'Path' registry entry for installation path inside the installer
- Added an additional icon to distinguish DOI and URL links (feature request #696)
- Added nbib fields to Medlineplain importer
- Implemented #1342: show description of case converters as tooltip
- Updated German translation

- Values in an entry containing symbols like ' are now properly escaped for exporting to the database
- Auto save is now working again as expected (without leaving a bunch of temporary files behind)
- NPE when getting information from retrieved DOI
- Empty jstyle properties can now be specified as ""
- NPE when sorting tabs
- Fixed display bug in the cleanup dialog: field formatters are now correctly displayed using their name
- Authors with compound first names are displayed properly
- Selecting invalid jstyle causes NPE and prevents opening of style selection dialog
- Move linked files to default directory works again
- PDF cleanup changes order of linked pdfs
- Remove UI for a configuration option which was no longer available
- Edit -> Mark Specific Color Dysfunctional on OSX
- Empty jstyle properties can now be specified as ""
- Windows: install to LOCALAPPDATA directory for non-admin users
- Default label pattern back to [auth][year]
- Undoing more than one entry at the same time is now working
- Group view is immediately updated after adding an entry to a group
- Dragging an entry to a group preserves scrolling
- Fetch-Preview did not display updated BibTeX-Key after clicking on Generate Now
- File links containing blanks are broken if non-default viewer is set
- Fixed sourceforge bug 1000: shorttitleINI can generate the initials of the shorttitle
- Personal journal abbrevations could not be saved
- Detect path constructs wrong path for Windows
- Add additional DOI field for English version of MS Office 2007 XML
- Save action protect terms protects terms within words unecessarily
- Auto downloader should respect file pattern and propose correct filename
- Improve parsing of author names containing braces
- Auto downloader should try to retrieve DOI if not present and fetch afterwards
- Support multiple words inside LaTeX commands to RTF export
- Entries retain their groupmembership when undoing their cut/deletion
- EntryEditor is restored in the correct size after preference changes

- Removed possibility to export entries/databases to an .sql file, as the logic cannot easily use the correct escape logic
- Removed support of old groups format, which was used prior to JabRef version 1.6. If you happen to have a 10 years old .bib file, then JabRef 3.3 can be used to convert it to the current format.
- Removed possibility to automatically add braces via Option - Preferences - File - Store the following fields with braces around capital letters. Please use save actions instead for adding braces automatically.
- Removed button to refresh groups view. This button shouldn't be needed anymore. Please report any cases where the groups view is not updated automatically.
- Medline and GVK importer no longer try to expand author initials (i.e. EH Wissler -> E. H. Wissler).
- Removed not-working option "Select Matches" under Groups -> Settings.