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Paper + BibTeX citation

Super User

As Paper is improving towards a powerful collaboration tool, I would like to see this features in near future. For sceintific and academic writing, citation is an essential feature. It would be nice if Paper adopts to one of the most popular citation format BibTex. What paper need to implement is someting like this: in the text we need a citation field, say, "\cite{tag_journal_1}". And in the end of the text include the list of citaion with tag. 


\begin{Bibliography}[Bibliography Style]


Author: author one, author two,

Title: This is Title,

Journal: Journal Name,

Vol: xx,

Pages: xxx

Year: 2018} 



Good thing is that bibliography can be downloaded from most journals as above BibTex format, it is widely popular. Even better if Paper implements an universal citation manager where we can directly import citations, and insert into any Paper document. 


Hey there @Elixir - thanks for using Paper and sharing your creative ideas! nerd face

I'm passing your comments along to the Paper's dev team for consideration.

If there's anything else I can do for you in the meantime, do let me know and keep those great ideas and suggestions coming! winking face


malshar Level 2
Level 2

Any idea how to include bibtex references or to include latex refernece ?


Hey there @malshar - thanks for using Paper!

We do support the use of LaTeX on Paper and to trigger LaTeX editing mode, just type $$ in your doc. You can then type full LaTeX symbols in Dropbox Paper. When you're finished typing, you can render the code by pressing Enter or Return on your keyboard.

In regards to using BibTex within Paper, I've passed your comments on to our team as a feature request - thank you for your feedback! 

[I also moved your post under the thread that first brought this under my radar to keep things neat within our forums.]

Let me know if there's anything else I can assist with from my end and I will be happy to help.