Papyrus vs Notebook?
garry at menzies.su.edu.au
Thu Mar 31 19:57:58 EST 1994
> Has anyone out there had experience with both NoteBook
> and Papyrus and care to contrast them? If Papyrus' features seem compelling
> by comparison to NoteBook's, then another question for me is conversion.
> How are Papyrus' import features? NoteBook's export capability is
> generously flexible, and so I suspect I could do whatever was necessary.
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> David Harry Institute of Forest Genetics
> deh at s27w007.pswfs.gov USDA Forest Service, Pacific SW Station
> Phone: 510/559-6439 PO Box 245
> FAX: 510/559-6499 Berkeley, CA 94701
Not having used Notebook, I can't help you in comparing the two; however
document conversion I can....
IMHO, the import and export abilities of Papyrus are the best I've seen.
There are many, many predefined import and export formats (every single
flavour of Medline is there, for example). I have extensively used the
Silver Platter format to export references directly from my Medline searches
- a simple matter of setting the format and pointing the program towards the
right file...go and have a coffee. Upon return, all files are converted into
the database with records of any rejects or duplicates encountered and a log
file for the session. Additionally, any format (import or export) may be
defined by yourself. As an example - prior to getting this program, I had
manually entered 100+ references into a word processor and only had this list
on paper. Using a borrowed scanner, I scanned the list into our computer,
ran it through OCR, saved it as a text file...defined the format in Papyrus
and voila! All my old references in Papyrus with no sweat!
To summarise - importing/exporting in any format in Papyrus is a piece of
cake and is a major benefit of the program.
Hope this helps,
(no affiliation with Research Software Design etc)
garry at menzies,su.edu.au
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