Hi, I have just spent the last 1/2 hour, and will probably have a few hour more, to repair my doctoral thesis from being chewed up by pages/endnote, unless someone here can help.
I have used Pages 09 and endnote X2 on my mac to write my thesis. I started with outline mode, and have been adding text and citation since. I have been cutting and pasting notes with various formatting into the thesis to be rewritten later, so the fonts and sizes are all over the place.
Anyway, after adding about 30-40 citations, I noticed something weird, some of my text was missing. I reloaded a previous version, and retyped my text, added a citation, and straight away bad things started happening. Sometimes the wrong citation would appear (ie, not the one I selected), and my own text would change font, disappear or somehow get over-layed with other text (ie, a title would be on top of body text). Also, when I try and change the Bibliography Format, nothing happens. Whole pages of text have disappeared, and weird characters are interspersed though the writing.
I have tried copying and pasting the document, but when I add citations to the new doc, the same errors appear. So, I have copied and pasted plain text into a new document to save what I have done so far. That means I have to add all the figures and citation again, hours of work.
Does anyone have an idea on whats going wrong, or how to fix this problem? I am dreading this happening again further on down the line.
Message Edited by dnhkng on 09-03-2009 06:20 AM
Message Edited by dnhkng on 09-03-2009 06:21 AM
Message Edited by dnhkng on 09-05-2009 08:47 AM