Things to keep in mind when working with fields in Bookends

Bookends’ entries (references) consist of a number of fields containing information about an article, book, chapter or other work, such as its title, its author, its location in an encompassing work, and the date of publication. The user knows what type of content a field is supposed to contain because the fields are informatively labeled (‘Title’, ‘Author’, ‘Journal’, ‘Volume’, ‘Pages’, ‘Date’, etc.). These labels allow you to fill in and understand the entries without knowing anything about the inner workings of the program.

This works fine as long as you do not fiddle with the predefined labels, reference types and output formats.
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Computers are supposed to increase productivity ….

Every morning at about half-past ten my Mac pops up a window asking “Updates Available – do you want to install the updates now or try tonight?” I am busy trying to finish a review and I don’t want to consider installation before next Wednesday. Moreover, I don’t want distracting windows appearing on my computer when I am trying to focus on my work. Unfortunately, the only available options are ‘install, try in an hour, try tonight, remind me tomorrow’. There even isn’t a possibility to dismiss the window.

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