For biologists, and microbiologists especially, almost every reference has italicized species name in the title, which most publishers use <italic>text</italic> in the RIS or ENW file (I’m not sure of the difference in file types here) - currently endnote imports this but does nothing with it!!!
This is beyond incomprehensible!!!
An old plugin (Convert HTML Tags) exists to retroactively go back and change html tags to Endnote formatting, but it only recognizes <i> for italics and <b> for bold, for instance.
And it doesnt tell me what fields its looking for or what the codes are that it searches for - I found this out by trial and error.
Occasionally some publishers provide an XML file (that in theory preserves formatting in references) but endote doesnt automatically know what to do with that - it wants to use a specific filter for import, which slows things down and more often than not there isnt one that works. Curiously the xml tag for italics is the same <italic> that ris import and the convert HTML plugin both ignore!
BOTTOM LINE - it should not be difficult to and I request that you modify the software
1) to include an option to filter the ris file during import to preserve text formatting information
- failing that please rewrite the plugin code to recognize both short and long tags - e.g. <i> and <italic>