How can I turn off pdf preview in endnote X6?

In order to save changes in pdf after opening it through acrobat, turning off pdf preview seems to be necessary based on following link:

http://community.thomsonreuters.com/t5/EndNote-How-To/pdf-how-to-make-changes-highlight-etc-in-Acrobat-in-linked-pdf/m-p/30655#M7933

However, I could not found how to do this in endnote X6? Anybody~~

Thanks a lot!

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Hi,

The preference to turn off the PDF Viewer is no longer available and hiding the PDF pane still loads the PDF with read/write access preventing the save in Adobe. We are looking into ways to address this workflow issue. What you can do in the meantime, is switch the reference that has focus in the library to a different one, then save the PDF in Adobe.

Again, I apologize for the inconvenient steps. We are definitely looking into it.

 - Mathilda, the EndNote team

I just want to chime in here and echo the fact that not being able to shut off the PDF viewer shows a decline in functionality between X5 and X6. New features are great to have and I hope EndNote continues to try to innovate with new experiments–but you need to give us options to shut them off (same thing with the new ‘Rating’ feature).

Any progress fixing this??

I find - for the time being - the suggestion to move the cursor to a different record, allows me to save the already openned file in acrobat.  – I suspect it will be awhile before they restore the X5 functionality. 

We specifically improved EndNote’s interaction with external PDF editors in X6.0.1. So in addition to being able to change the layout so that the Preview is not visible, we addressed the issue where you could not save the PDF in an external PDF editor while the same record had focus in EndNote. Saving now works.

You should not need to move to another record to save in Acrobat, or another editor. If you are experiencing something else, please let us know. Specific steps with how you open the PDF from EndNote would be helpful too.

 - Tilla, the EndNote team

Is there a nice list of everything you fixed?  I just never tried - since I didn’t know it was fixed!

If you look at the Readme in the main EndNote X6 program director, there’s a section called “New X6.0.1 Improvements.” It has the most detailed information.

Glad to hear this has been fixed. I just upgraded to the newer version but I am still getting the same behavior of being unable to save in an external editor while the item is selected in EndNote. Is there a setting I need to change to make this work?

Thanks,

Dan 

I too still can’t save an edited PDF from Acrobat if the record is open or if the focus is on the record in the updated X6.0.1.  Where can I turn off the PDF preview now?   

Hmm, we’ll take a look and report back soon.

To help us along with the investigationg, if you are experiencing the error when trying to save changes to a PDF outside EndNote,  could you please post to this thread or send me a private message with the following details.

 - OS Version

 - External Editor with version information

 - Specific steps you are using to open the PDF (for example, shortcut key with reference highlighted in library window, double-clicking PDF icon in Quick Edit pane, using the references menu->File Attachments->Open File).

Many thanks,

 - Tilla the EndNote team

 - OS Version - Windows 7 Pro

 - External Editor with version information - Acrobat Professional 9

 - Specific steps you are using to open the PDF (for example, shortcut key with reference highlighted in library window, double-clicking PDF icon in Quick Edit pane, using the references menu->File Attachments->Open File).

I’ve tried all three ways suggested above. None of them work.

pretty much ditto. 

windows 7 pro  Ver 6.1 (Build 7601: service Pack 1)

adobe acrobat 9 pro ver 9.5.2

I open by double clicking on the acrobate File attachment icon.  (by the way, I can open a word document attached, and change and save it, but obviously it isn’t “open” in the preview window either. 

endnoteX6.0.1

Any word on this?

Thanks,

Dan

Bumping this again in the hopes that we get a fix before too long

Thanks,

Dan

Users of X6.0.1 can solve this issue by utilizing the right-click menu to open the PDF file in the default reader. This context menu is accessed by either right-clicking on the tab that has the PDF file name and icon, or by right-clicking in the body of the PDF document. The right-click menu option will say “Open with [Your Default PDF Reader]”, so if Adobe Reader is configured as the default it will say “Open with Adobe Reader”.

Note that using other methods to open the PDF file will not say “Open with [Your Default PDF Reader]” and will result in the message telling you to save the file with a different name . We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks. That is a good workaround which works for me. I hope the problem can be more fully resolved in future updates (e.g. so the “Open File”  icon or ctrl-alt-p open the file in a way where changes can be made  - perhaps via letting us disable the preview function like in previous versions).

The PDF viewer would cause 2 to 3 seconds lag with files larger than 100mb. It seems that the program loaded the whole PDF file every time, which I felt unnecessary. It would be nice if there is any way to turn off preview.

The PDF viewer would cause 2 to 3 seconds lag with PDF files larger than 100mb. It seems that the program loaded the whole PDF file every time, which I felt unnecessary. It would be nice if there is any way to turn off preview.

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