I want to change the names in the Author field so that appreviated names, e.g., “E.G.”, are reformatted with a space between the period and next capital letter: “E. G.”. How can I do that in X8? Does EN recognize the standard ? and * metacharacters?
You could possibly use the Find/Replace command on EndNote’s Edit drop-down menu to search for <period>, and replace with <period><space>. I would suggest clicking File>Save a Copy to create a backup of your EndNote library beforehand, as there is no undo command for a global edit within EndNote.
If your ultimate goal is to influence the appearance of author names inside your formatted bibliography within a Microsoft Word document, there’s an EndNote output style setting that you can tweak to change the spacing around author initials. To do so:
1. Launch EndNote X8.
2. Click Edit>Output Styles>Open Style Manager.
3. Find the style that you’re applying to your Word document, then double-click on the name of the output style.
4. When the Edit Style window appears, you can click the “Author Name” tab within the Citations, Bibliography, and/or Footnotes section to find the “Initials” setting that would infuence the format of author initials.
Please let me know if this helps.