Comment on an entry

Add comments on an entry

One can add free text to an entry. This is possible in the "Comments" tab of JabRef.

There is the general "comments" field.

JabRef offers to separate comments from as well as user-specific comments field.

The following screenshots show the comments for the user koppor. As default, general comments are managed through the field comment. In addition, the field comment-koppor stores the comments of the user koppor.

Now, lets assume, the library (.bib File) is shared among different users. koppor closed the library and opened it later again. He sees that a user otheruser has written a comment:

Now, koppor desides, that he does not want to add any comments in JabRef, so he pushes the "Hide user comments" button. Then, JabRef does not display the comment field for koppor's user any more:

A bit later, koppor thinks, he wants to put comments again. To achieve that, he needs to navigate to File -> Preferences -> Entry editor. Then, he needs to add a checkmark to "Show user comment fields". then, he needs to press "Save" to save the preferences.

Then, JabRef's entry editor shows the field "Comment-koppor" again.

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