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@ 2012-05-01 15:19 Brian van den Broek
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From: Brian van den Broek @ 2012-05-01 15:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi all,

I'm using org-bibtex.el and capture templates to store links from
BibTeX entries and am finding it very useful functionality.

The documentation in org-bibtex.el says "And it constructs a nice
description tag for the link that contains the author name, the year
and a short title." This works as advertised, but it would really be a
help were there to be an option to use the BibTeX citation key as the
link description. I'd like to request that this be considered as a
feature to add.

The motivation is that I am using the following in my org-capture-templates:

("b" "BibTeX Entry")

 "Bibtex Article"
 (file+headline "Reading.org" "To File" "%:author")
 "* %:title   %^G
  :entered: %U




  " :empty-lines 2)

The use of various :keywords gives me the full information about the
author and year (while I can see that the short form might be of use,
I do want the complete information) and thus the short form is
redundant. The BibTeX key seems to me to be the natural description
link. (Unlike the short form that is generated, it is sure to be
unique in a well maintained BibTeX file.) Were it used, the resulting
capture text would seem cleaner.

While I would indeed like this, I recognize it is a small thing and
there may be a desire to contain the growth of the variables that
org-mode relies on. Thanks for considering it, in any case.


Brian vdB

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