Greetings. I’m moving from Bibdesk to Jabref and hope for a little help. I apologize if these questions seem very basic, but I’m still struggling to shift my mind-set from how BD does things.
Along with the .bib file, I have about 6000 associated PDFs (I know…). They are all in subfolders of the folder holding the .bib file and named according to the Bibtexkey. When I open the .bib file, some of the entires are linked to their PDFs, but most aren’t. What is the best way to mass associate the remaining PDFs with their entries? I’m thrown by the range of options in the Quality menu that refer to file links.
Once I’ve solved point 1, I will change the bibtexkey for all of the articles (JR can’t automatically create keys using the scheme I used in BD). Is it possible to have JR change the name of the associated files to reflect the new key? I understand how to make it name files for NEW entries according to the bibtexkey, but not if I can rename files when the bibtexkey changes.
I really appreciate any help. Also, it’s been a few years since I last looked at Jabref and it’s really impressive how much it’s advanced. Thank you to all involved with it!