The current version of the MKBL Compiler is J2.2
Now also with on-line tutorial
And automatic backups!
Please send suggestions and bug reports to Kaj
You can download your very own copy of MKC (and it is free)!
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Graphics and Page Design:
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Matthew has made an example MKBL file (now converted into a new format file). Here is what the output of the MK Compiler looks like.
Completely re-written user interface. For help on how to use it, go to the MKC Help page.
/comment tag in .mkbl file, and displays
JAVA comment boxes.
Now creates a
<filename>.tex file containing the
references in standard biblographical format for inclusion in latex
Generates automatic ADS (Astrophysics Data System) searches. Just click on the ADS icon and see what you find!
Now with improved page layout, and brand new graphics! This version is a MUST for anyone with lots of references to keep track of. Get yours today!
Version BETA 1.0
The first released version of the MKBL compiler (MKC). It read the standard MKBL format file and created a very simple but highly effective HTML file that made data retrieval very easy.
# Any line beginning with this character is ignored \journals This signifies a block containing journal abreviations used later in the script. A typical entry may be: apj:Astrophysical Journal The \journals block must be terminated with a \end \authors Similar to above, but containing author abreviations for commonly used authors. Full names must be SURNAME INITIALS with no punctuation, eg: kws:Siebert K The \authors block must be terminated with a \end. When referred to, both author and journal abreviations must be prefixed by a '.' character to differentiate it from non coded abreviations. \bib Marks the beginning of the main bibliographic block. Though \authors and \journals blocks may come in any order, this must come after both for obvious reasons. Terminate with a \end. \comment Marks the beginning of a comment block. Comment blocks must follow immediately after the page field of a reference. Comment blocks can be a maximum of 10 lines long, and must terminate with a \end. \item Marks the start of a new item in a bibliographic block. DO NOT TERMINATE WITH A \end... Example entry as follows: \bib \item THE PAPER TITLE <--- Should be obvious! .mp:.kws:Duck D <--- Authors list, colon delimeted 1996 <--- Year .aa <--- Journal code or full name 123 <--- Volume 456 <--- Page \comment <--- Optional comment block : <--- maximum 10 lines long : \end <--- Comment block must have a \end \item <--- NEW ENTRY : : : \end <--- End of bibliography
<name>.mkblbibliographic file, then type:
mkc [-c] [-o] [name]This will create an html file called
|-c||Compile. This will not open the window, but just compile the file and write the new html file.|
|-o||Indicates that the file you want to load is an old MKBL format file.|
To view the bibliography, open the file
<name>.html within Netscape
using the Open File command. This may be bookmarked for easy future
reference and providing that you don't move the files or change the name,
this will always be valid no matter how often you add to the database and