I recently discovered what I believe is a bug in the software, and I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this and found a good solution.
Many of the references I’m using have accented characters in the authors’ names, e.g., Martínez, Valdés, etc.
I note that when I insert the reference into my Word document using Cite While You Write, there is no problem so long as the name with the accented character is the only reference. Ex: Eating vegetables is good for you (Martínez, 2009).
However, if I put any other citation in along with one that has an accented character, things get problematic. Ex: Eating fiber is good for you (Smith, 2011; Valdés, 2010). Doing this creates some problem in the macros such that when I close and then re-open the word file, some citations have disappeared and others have shifted.
The only solution I’ve found so far is to delete all accented characters from the names of my references. But I’m not happy about this since I’m essentially spelling people’s names wrong. Does anyone know if this is still a problem in more recent versions of EndNote? (I’m running X2.) Or has anyone found any other work around for this?