WinBib (BibTex Bibliographic Manager)

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WinBib (BibTex Bibliographic Manager)

#1 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:19 am

WinBib has the potential to be a huge addition -- at least, if you are even remotely academic minded... :)

Unfortunately, all documentation, up to the included user guide, is in German, but the program's interface is in English.

After (Uni)extraction, the relevant files are found in '{app}' and '{userdocs}'; on first run, WinBib did complain of misconfiguration, and poped up its "Global settings" dialog asking for paths (see 2nd image below), but after that, it ran alright.

Upon checking, I found that it had placed its 'WinBib.ini' in %APPDATA% -- but I found no other traces in my Windows XP Pro SP3.

After moving that file back to the program folder, and editing it to convert all paths to their relative equivalent, WinBib again ran without issue, so I'm more than willing to classify it as portable... wrote:WinBib is a program to edit and manage BibTeX files. It supports all in BibTex defined entry types, but is especially designed to manage the article type which is be used mostly.


If you're left wondering what BibTex is all about, check -- but for a proper scientific introduction, see for example Jurgen Fenn's paper at

WinBib latest release (v2.5.3) can be downloaded from

Note: if the first field from "Global Settings" above is not filed, Winbib will save its journals list to '%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Winbib' in Windows 7...

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