I’m having a huge issue.
I am working on my PhD dissertation, which is now 334 pages, 74739 words, and 678 citations long.
I use Word 2007 + EndNote X2 and, although I know X2 is no longer supported, I’m really hoping you guys can help.
My problem is the following.
Every time I add a new reference in a footnote, I have to wait 40 seconds before Word is “usable again” because the process of adding an EndNote reference makes Word temporarily unresponsive for some reason.
Further 10 seconds are necessary before the Edit Citation window shows up after I click on the command (during those 10 seconds Word is obviously unresponsive…again!)
Once I have edited the citation by adding the pages, I click “OK” and I have to wait other 40 seconds before Word becomes responsive again.
Basically, every action I take involving EndNote makes Word go unresponsive for several seconds. This means that for each and every reference I add, I waste 90 seconds, that is 1minute and 30 seconds per reference. Given I have loads of referencing, I can’t waste all of this time just to add a citation!
Is there a way I can solve this issue?
After having read some of the similar threads here, I have un-checked “Enable instant formatting”, as well as the “Scan for temporary citations” and the “Check for citation changes” options, but the issue remains. I am also working on “Draft” layout and I have deactivated the “Background repagination”, but nothing changed.
I’m desperate, I didn’t have this issue when the document was smaller… Why is this now happening? Is there anything else I can do?
Thanks for your help!