# Default PDF file link action changed but this is not documented

(Denis) #1

In jabref 3.8 Filename format pattern

\bibtexkey\begin{title}_\format[RemoveBrackets,RemoveLatexCommands,Replace("\s,_")]{\title}\end{title}


and File directory pattern

\EntryType


used to work.

In JabRef 4 seemed to switch to using [bibtexkey], [title] and [entrytype]. However, I could not find any documentation of this change.

Also, it’s not clear how to apply formatting to fields, like title above.

(Tobias Diez) #2

Yes, since JabRef only the bracket syntax is supported, as documented in the changelog. The syntax is described at https://help.jabref.org/en/BibtexKeyPatterns but the documentation not yet complete. If you have a bit of spare time we would really welcome if you could work on https://github.com/JabRef/help.jabref.org/issues/179 (just click on edit here: https://github.com/JabRef/help.jabref.org/blob/gh-pages/en/BibtexKeyPatterns.md).