Keeping up with our twelve-part how-to series, this entry will provide you with a simple walk through of how to get Mendeley Desktop generating BibTeX files of your library or folders for use in your LaTeX documents.
The majority of us use word processors to write our essays, manuscripts and thesis. However, there are a crafty group of folks that like to use LaTeX, a document markup language and document preparation system. What most of us already know is that Mendeley comes with a built-in word plugin that works on most major word processors. What some might not know is that Mendeley can also generate BibTeX files for your reference collections/folders. Thus, making citing references a breeze. If you happen to use LaTeX to prepare your documents, here’s where you’ll find the options to create your BibTeX files on the fly:
- Go to the Mendeley Preferences menu
- Click on the BibTeX tab
- Select the options that fit your needs. One big BibTeX file, one per collection, etc.
- Click “Apply”.
- That’s it, your BibTeX files should be ready for you to reference in your LaTeX documentos.
The next entry in our quick-read how-to series will show you a thing or two about keeping your library neatly organized without duplicate entries.
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