Scripting function

If Endnote has a basic scripting capacity, some (advanced) users will benefit greatly.

Some people in Germany need author heading, like [Sm07], for their thesis and databases. Some people want senior author as a separate field. Some people want different capitalization. Currently, doing these things relies on external applications, or often impossible.

For examples, basic text-handling functions, like Match String&Replace, Count, Left, Right, Concatenate, Split, Capitalize, etc would be very useful to general custom fields that are generated by scripting from existing fields.

I know this is a long shot, but eventually this function will put Endnote ahead of other software in the long run.

We have greatly expanded the AppleScript support in the upcoming EndNote X3 for the Macintosh. We will include some sample scripts with the application and plan to post more to as we have a chance to write them.

EndNote X3 for the Macintosh should be publicly available in the next week or so.

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team

Do you have a comparable plan for Windows platform?

We have done some initial research on implementing VB Script for Windows versions of EndNote. This would be quite complex to implement and would likely not be nearly as user-friendly as AppleScript but is still something we have on our master list of features to consider for the future.

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team

How about it in X5?