Problems when I have Papers show just the final author.

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niles.donegan

04 Sep, 2015 07:52 PM

Hi - when I choose a preference to show articles with just the final author, I find that I can’t actually alphabetically sort papers by these final authors. When I try to do so, I get a mish-mash of names. Some final authors group together, but in general there’s no alphabetical sorting. Could you fix this? I’ve attached an image of an “alphabetized” list of final authors (i.e. I tried to sort, but Papers didn’t do it right).

  1. 1 Posted by niles.donegan on 04 Sep, 2015 07:57 PM

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    Playing around with this more, I can get Papers to alphabetize if I set preferences to show "lastname, firstname". But the bug still holds if I have the preferences set for "firstname, lastname" - there's no sorting in this latter case.

  2. 2 Posted by niles.donegan on 04 Sep, 2015 07:58 PM

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    Ok, one more post - with "lastname, firstname" some sorting happens, but again, the alphabetization just isn't happening.

  3. 3 Posted by niles.donegan on 08 Oct, 2015 06:34 PM

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    bump for inactivity.

  4. 4 Posted by sara on 09 Oct, 2015 12:20 PM

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    Hi Niles,

    First of all apologies for the huge delay in getting back to you!

    It seems that when choosing to only show the last authors and sorting your library per Author, Papers actually lists your articles in alphabetical order, however it follows the first authors order!

    I have set up a bug report for this issue and our developers will look into it.

    Sorry for the inconvenience!

    Best wishes,
    Sara

  5. sara closed this discussion on 09 Oct, 2015 12:20 PM.

  6. niles.donegan re-opened this discussion on 09 Oct, 2015 12:27 PM

  7. 5 Posted by niles.donegan on 09 Oct, 2015 12:27 PM

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    No problem Sara - thanks for looking into this for me!

  8. sara closed this discussion on 09 Oct, 2015 03:19 PM.

  9. niles.donegan re-opened this discussion on 27 Sep, 2017 07:34 PM

  10. 6 Posted by niles.donegan on 27 Sep, 2017 07:34 PM

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    Bump for two year anniversary of bug ticket.

  11. cary closed this discussion on 29 Sep, 2017 06:33 PM.

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