Given an existing entry for, e.g., a book/edited volume, when I now want to create another entry that crossreferences the first entry, several steps are required. Several ways are possible, none of which are seamless. For example I can copy the bibtexkey of the first entry and then manually generate the second entry, then I can paste the bibtexkey from the first entry.
My suggestion is twofold a) to add a shortcut with the function “add new entry with crossref to currently selected entry”; b) in an entry that contains a crossref to show (e.g. in italics) the data that would be “inherited” from the crossreferenced entry; the user could then see that inherited data whilst adding the specific data for the new (second) entry.
One could even ponder about a related similar feature © that would work via the main table: if the user drag-drops an entry line (entry A) onto another entry line (entry B), the user could be asked whether they want to have a crossref in B to A.
Please vote if you support this proposal:
- I would like to have this feature, too!
- I don’t care.