Now X3 is officially released. Let’s post some features we requested in the past, but not yet included in X3. Or, you can bring some past threads up by replying.
I’ll re-write some of my requests, and some by others as far as I can remember.
Ability to search a reference that belong to certain combination of groups. For example, I want to find reference(s) that belong to group A AND/OR group B. Current “Search Library” does not have “group name” as a selectable field. It seems simple to include the “group name” in the search. Also, if I can do this by clicking on group name with shift (for AND) or control (for OR), that’ll be nice.
Left align “Bibliography Title”. I rarely use this function, but formatting allows bibliography title automatically entered through “Layout” tab, but the title comes out only in the center aligned format. That’s limited. Why only center? There should be left aligned as well.
Copy field function (by Leanne). This allows us to make duplicates of field data. Sometimes, I want to modify my custom field by “Change text” or “Modify field” feature, but I want to keep field data before the modification, just in case I do something wrong. Currently, work around is to make a backup copy of the entire library.
Distinguish field names from other formatting text (space, punctuations, texts, etc) in the Bibliography style template (by TuStue). Right now, the bibliography template looks just plain text, and it is hard to see where is comma, space, and distinguish them from field names. If field names are grayed and non-editable, it’ll be easier to edit style template. Using color to do this may be an option, but that’ll be an issue with color blind users.
Highlight references that are cited in the Word document (by MvP14 and voted by many others). If we can do this, we can check and see if we missed important citations in the document or not. This function may be accomplished from the tool bar in Word. A button like “Highlight references in EN cited in this document” would be nice.
6. Link citations in the Word document back to EN (by Leanne and many others). Sounds like similar to #5 but actually different. Sometimes, we want to check and edit the Endnote references from the citations in the Word. Sometimes we want to open full text PDF files directly from the citations in Word. “Edit citations - More…” option allows me to check the reference, but not to edit. If we can individually select citation, and choose right click menu and “Go to Endnote reference” or “Open full text PDFs”, that’ll be nice.
This feature is accomplished by “Edit Reference” from the tool bar in Word. “Open full text PDF” from Word still might be helpful.
7. Robust (or user defined, editable) keyboard short cut. I’m not a big fan of keyboard short cut, but many have requested (and complained) about EN’s lack of robust keyboard short cut.
- Ability to display/batch edit file path in the attachment field (requested by me, PaulK and others). Currently, only icon is shown in the attachment field. We want to see them as path names as well. When we change the folder name or location of attachments (including PDF full texts), some links to attachments in EN are lost. We need to batch edit path names of attachment, by using Find/replace text function. Also, “relink this attachment” for individual lost link would be necessary, like the relinking short cut in Windows OS.
There should be many more, so please add your own requests or bring some favorite threads up!
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