Hello: I have used Reference Manger for more than 25 years but decided to switch to EndNote because RM has become less functional in recent years. I have two databases (libraries) in RM: one with 44,000 references and one with 19,000 references. My concern was how to get all of them imported into EndNote without losing diacritical marks, as seems to occur if you export from RM using the RIS format. I have seen some messages about this in both RM and EndNote forums. After some experimentation, today I found that exporting from RM in XML format and then choosing “EndNote generated XML” in the Import Option area (File:Import) seems to preserve the diacritical marks, at least as far as I have checked.
I tracked how much time it took to import the first ca. 31,000 references into EndNote. I exported the references into three files (ca. 4,000, 8,000, and 19,000 references). The smallest file took about 6 1/2 min, the mid-sized file took 14 min, and the largest file took 70 min to import. The bigger files took a lot longer to import, so I am completing my importation effort with files of <5,000 references. The proportion of references in a file with attached pdf files probably affected the import time.
I am exporting from Reference Manager Vers 12.0.3 (Bld 3262) and importing into Endonote X5 Bld 5478.
One question: Is there any way to track the reprint status of each reference (other than by whether or not a pdf is attached)? In RM there is a field called “Reprint” that offers three choices: “In File”, Not in File", and On Request". It was handy to keep track of which articles I had requested from Interlibrary Loan (“On Request”). Also, I started using reference software in order to keep track of the articles in the journals I subscribed to. In RM I marked those as “In File”, but they do not have a pdf attached. References I have added, but for which I have no pdf and which are not in a journal issue I have are marked as “Not in File”. Easy to find the articles you need to search for or to request. Anybody know of a like feature in EndNote?
Thanks for your attention, and I’m sure I’ll be back as I start to use EndNote for writing manuscripts.