Well, I’m not in Germany and I don’t need this particular author heading myself, but I just wrote a small Labview code to break down Endnote Export text file into each element, register authors and keywords into array format (indexable data cells), and import other field data into individual fields. This is totally outside of Endnote, but as you can see, the German style author heading is possible in “Synthetic Field 2” data field. By the way, somebody wanted senior author, so I made “Synthetic Field 1” as senior (last) author data.
I wrote this code to achieve the requirement these guys (in Germany) are talking.
1 author: take first 4 letters of the last name.
2 author: take 2 letters from each author.
3 author: take 2 letters from the first author, take 1 letter from second and third author.
4 authors and more: take 1 letter from the first 4 authors.
Then add year (last two digits)
I’m making this Labview code to make an output file that is compatible with Endnote Import, such that, after import, these “synthetic fields” are accomodated in the field of choice. But, I can’t override record number of individual record, which is pretty much untouchable in Endnote.
If you are interested, I can burn executable (.exe) files, but easiest way to distribute this code for free is to have some friends who have Labview, and I can send native .vi (virtual instrument) format with e-mail. In either case, there will be several megabytes transfer, and I can’t do that through forum. Labview is very common software in engineering/bioengineering science used for signal processing, data acquisition, and machine vision, so you may ask your friends around.