New to Jabref, running in Pop!_OS on a Sys76 linux only laptop . . . I’m trying to get my Bookends libraries imported into Jabref . . . and today’s effort brought that “unknown format” message and then nada. Yesterday I had exported from BE into Bibtex and there was no problem importing those libraries into Jabref, but then the attached pdfs for a number of the articles failed to be exported.
BE owner gave me the insight into exporting to “Endnote XML” file format and that carried the attached pdfs . . . over 100 of them splashed on my Apple desktop . . . . And they were transferred to flash drive and copied into a folder in Pop!! . . . but Jabref “saw” them listed when I clicked “import into new library” . . . but, compared to yesterday where the .bib file was quickly imported with the basic data, today the .xml files aren’t engaged??? Is there a way to get these “endnote” files imported into Jabref, such that the pdfs for the various references can be included??
A few days back I found a conversation on one of the Jabref forums where a gent was trying to do the same thing, get from Bookends over to Jabref, but that was from a couple of years ago, don’t know if that is germane, involving some “custom filter” script?? Is that what is needed, and then what would I do with it?? I’m largely a “GUI” linux driver, I use the console for basic upgrades, but I’m not a programmer . . . I just have built up a few BE libraries over the last 15 years, and I’d like to preserve as much of the data from there as I can in the new machine.
Appreciate the insight on this new app . . .