I remember that Reference Manager has some features to do batch operations and it would be nice to have some level of programmability in EndNote. For example, I often grab papers from the publishers site out of the “early edition” postings which come with an incomplete citation. Later when the publisher goes to print and PubMed indexes the article, the citation is completed and other goodies (like keywords) are added.
Right now the only way to scan my database for those lackin updated citations is to created a custom field in reference view for keywords and then highlight all the ones with missing data and do a “Update Reference” on the group. That works of course, but then I have to confirm that I want to update the fields on EVERY RECORD. My fingers get tired after a while. So, can we get a batch processor that automates steps like this and/or a check box in the preferences to diable confirmations they way we can suppress repeated messages we are not interested in seeing?
I understand that newbies and infrequent users might need lots of warnings and hand holding, but power users should be able to turn off the digital nanny.