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STPS - Switch to PubMed Search
I was using Reference Manager for several years mainly for collecting references and creating bibliographies when I was more and more bothered by the number of keystrokes and mouse clicks needed to perform a PubMed search within RefMan. So I started to write a VBA macro to 'remote control' Reference Manager by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks to RefMan. This soultion wasn't very practical for several reasons (presumably due to lack of my VBA capabilities...). Then I stumbled over a report about AutoIt in a computer magazine. 'AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.' (cited from the AutoIt website). So I thought this might be the right tool to ease the task of adding single references from PubMed into my Reference Manager database.
A solution ?
STPS - Switch to PubMed Search - is a small utility programmed with AutoIt that 'remote controls' Reference Manager. As STPS was purpose built for my personal needs, it has only two features and I cannot guarantee that it works with your setup. But I hope that it will not only help me to keep a literature database up to date and thus eases writing scientific papers and creating bibliographies.
Version 0.10 - initial release (20.07.2005)
Download and Installation
Feel free to use and/or modify STPS for your personal needs. It's freeware. I cannot guarantee that STPS works with your setup, just give it a try. I use STPS with Reference Manager Version 10 on a Windows XP PC.
Please mail bug reports, comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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