I’ll try to be as clear and brief as possible.
I’m revising a long ms. With many figures, charts, tables, maps, etc etc. I’ve been using the most recent version of Endnote and the most recent version of Word for mac, right from the beginning, with only a couple minor hiccup along the way. I’ve got about 2,000 items in my EndNote library, about 40% of them with pdf files attached.
As of two days ago, Word has been crashing with great regularity. I’m saving every five seconds, but I still get caught out sometimes.
I ran disc repair, permissions repair, and every other utiltiy I have. I went into fontbook and did the same series of repairs. I made sure all my software and firmware was up to date.
Still crashing. . To pinpoint the problem, I extracted one chapter of the ms. and worked on it by itself. Crashing continued. I deleted all graphics, charts, etc. Still crashing. The only thing I left was the text itself, and footnotes. No luck.
Then I saved it as a plain text file, and from the plain text file I saved it as a Microsoft Word docx. I expected I would have to go through and redo the references and cites, but it all worked.
And the crashing continues.
I’m thinking it must be EndNote. My choices are few, as I see it:
If there’s a version of EndNote for Windows 7, I could install bootcamp, set up windows, install both software packages, import all the files, and hope it all goes well.
I could stop using cwyw. It seems like this is the simplest and most logical way to proceed, as I don’t have the time to fiddle with Windows. So here’s the real core question:
How do I STOP using cwyw without causing all kinds of problems throughout the ms.? Is there a protocol to do this? Has anyone done this? And if so, could you tell me about it? I’m not even sure how to use EndNote without cwyw. It must be possible. I hope.
Any suggestions very much appreciated.