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Re: EndNote 8.2 Build 13302 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13.3

Well none of my PDFs have annotations. Not a one. And EndNote has many issues with PDFs in general that they consistently blame on Apple but they never move forward with any solution of their own. The OS causes issues with most apps and the developers tend to fix whatever they can if Apple doesn’t have a solution. But EndNote: not so much. Blaming Apple, which has many faults, isn’t helping any of us. Find a workaround. Fix your code. But the solution isn’t to remove a feature (ie, including PDFs in one’s EN library). The solution is to fix the problem, period.
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Re: EndNote 8.2 Build 13302 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13.3

Tried Zotero. Yes, it imported everything from EndNote, including my PDFs, just fine. However, it can't do a search of PubMed, which is something I need all the time. Also can't find full text PDFs and download them so that's also a nonstarter. But the lack of a PubMed search feature is the main issue for me at least. If I didn't need that, then Zotero would likely fit the bill nicely.

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Re: EndNote 8.2 Build 13302 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13.3

That's a bummer, on both fronts. I am going to use Zotero for this paper I am currently writing to have a complete understanding of its abilities. Will make a decision after that. It's too bad that EndNote isn't dealing with this.

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Re: EndNote 8.2 Build 13302 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13.3

Agreed. It is pretty shabby that they have not weighed in or made any real effort to solve the problem.

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

For me, it is possible to remedie this for a while, by closing the window first, and then the program.   I guess this forces the application to sort something. (My present library contains 737 references; EndNote X8.2, build 13.302; macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 )

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

For me, it is possible to remedie this for a while, by closing the window first, and then the program.   I guess this forces the application to sort something. (My present library contains 737 references; EndNote X8.2, build 13.302; macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 )

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

I did some testing also on EndNote Z9: no improvement. All versions since ENX7 are very slow on my mac.

 

Unfortunately, EndNote 9 is still a 32-bit application.

 

I am afraid EN is slow not because there are problems with external drives, attached PDFs etc. Users write here that EndNote works better when the library is not on a network drive or if attachments are removed from the library. This does help a little, but EN gets slower the longer it is used. It can be slowed down very fast just by downloading a large number of references from external databases.

 

I am afraid the problem is associated with memory management when executing complex tasks. 

 

However, there is a truly magical trick: go back to a non-Retina screen. 

 

One of my collaborators keeps EndNote 8 on an old non-retina Macbook Air. It works very fast, even with attachments and with libraries kept in Dropbox. Apparently, one of big EndNote problems is associated with memory management when indexing PDFs, generating previews (even when no PDF preview is turned in, apparently, a hidden preview is generated), etc. — when dealing just with more memory to assign. Hopefully, moving to 64-bit could resolve problems with managing screen and preview data.

 

Marcin 

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

Or better: switch to something that works. I found Bookends works incredibly well and is pretty inexpensive, but there are many other alternatives out there. And what, people should ditch their computers and switch to outdated, non-retina displays to possibly (and I stress, possibly) be able to run Endnote without as much of a slowdown? 

 

Better to switch referencing software. I did it. I feel like an idiot for not having switched to Bookends sooner. 

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

Much to my surprise after slogging through a bunch of publication updating in my copy of EndNote, my new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) popped up with a box prompting me to update Java to Version 8 update 221.

 

Installed the update and suddenly my EndNote X8.2 is blazing fast again! No 20-second waits while dragging pubs into folders or saving updates.

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Re: EndNote 8.1 seriously slow on MacOS 10.13

I would like to confirm that updating Java fixed the spinning wheel for me as well. Before I got a spinning wheel whenenver I was dragging a reference to another group, now I can drag multiple references and it's as quick as I expect it to be.

 

Java 8 Update 231

Endnote X9.3.1

Mac OS 10.12.6

Macbook Air End 2010