how to update the bibliography in Pages 09 (Mac OSX)

I am using Pages 09 on Mac OSX, and I am able to insert references from endnote X2. However if I make changes in my Endnote library, these changes do not show up in citations made in the Pages-document. How do I update my citations within Pages? I tried saving and restarting both applications, but that didnot work

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I have the same issue. I am struggling to update my bibliography in Pages 09. In MS Word, there was something like ‘update active field’ and it updated immediately all the changes that I made in Endnote library. I cannot find this function in Pages. I have to delete the citation and insert it again to update it. This is extremely inconvenient. If anybody knows a more intelligent way to update bibliography, please let me know. Thank you.


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If changes are made to an EndNote library record after it has been cited within a Pages '09 document, that citation would need to be removed and reinserted for the changes to show up in your formatted reference.  Please let me know if this works for you.

Best Regards,

Jimmy M.

Customer Technical Support Representative Scientific
Thomson Reuters
Phone: +1 800 336 4474
ResearchSoft Product Support

So, what exactly is the software then usable for? That was exactly the work I wanted to be done by EndNote and now I have to re-insert all of the citations by hand.

Pages for Mac is great, but one has to be aware of the limitations and forget about third-party plugins to really work.

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Agreed.  If EndNote and Pages can’t work together to allow you to edit and update references, there’s really no reason to use EndNote rather than putting things in by hand.

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Hello all. Is there already a solution for the problem to update the citations and bibliography in Pages? This is really the only big missing issue to write scientific papers with Pages… Until there is a solution, I’m forced to go back to word for mac, horrible. 


The solution is to use Papers: a functional paper/citation manager.

Hi Mr Jimmy M.

Is there any solution yet to this problem?