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EndNote X5 Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights from the new EndNote version X5 for Windows. A screen shot is also attached.

 

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team

 

Add and Transfer File Attachments to the Web - EndNote X5 users can access file attachments and figures within their EndNote Web records. File attachments can be added directly to an EndNote Web record or transferred between a local library and the Web to see the same reference detail in both environments. EndNote X5 users will also receive increased Web storage for up to 25,000 references and 1GB for their file attachments.

 

 View and Annotate PDF files within EndNote -A new PDF viewer joins the “Quick Edit” tab in EndNote X5, enabling users to review an attached PDF and edit a record in one place. The PDF viewer makes it easy to navigate between multiple attachments as well as annotate the file with highlights and comments. Users can search the entire PDF including comments and use many familiar options common to PDF viewing.

 

Find Reference Updates -Existing references can now be updated easily with a new option that lets EndNote search online for more complete reference detail. When a match is found, EndNote highlights the differences in a side-by-side comparison of the new and existing reference. Users can decide whether to update the empty fields only, replace all the fields, or copy-and-paste specific information.

 

New Conditional Formatting Support - use new conditional formatting in journal styles that substitutes data for empty fields automatically. While any field can be updated, the new feature saves time for existing references that now require article identifiers such as PMCID and NIHMSID numbers for grant submissions.

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

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Thank you for the post. I like the new feature of opening and highlighting the PDF file directly in Endnote. This makes me wondering why not to be also able to open a word file directly in Endnote? If we were able to open a word file in endnote, as a tab just near the PDF file, this will save a lot of time for writing articles! I am also wondering why Endnote doesn't import PDF files directly, and automatically when it is available, for example from the open journal websites? When I search for an article in NCBI for example or other databases, and if the pdf file is available (for ex. in open access journals), I would like that endnote proposes me to download the pdf at the same time as the reference!

 

PS: The sticky note in the pdf file is not movable. I think it is better if we are able to move it her or there in the text.

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

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I would very much like to know what changes and/or improvements have been made as a result of the many suggestions and reports of problems posted on this forum with regard to navigation and editing. What, besides handling of PDF documents (should this be useful to a given user), is a serious enticement to upgrade because it fixes problems that have angered users for months and slowed down their work? What problems have been fixed? I am sure that users would so much appreciate going through a detailed list of such modification.

 

By way of conclusion, I can only urge Thomson Reuters to revise its video of new features as soon as possible to eliminate all those silly animation effects, especially the spinning ellipse in the opening and closing segments, which is likely to make a very bad impression on visitors. EndNote users are clearly not the audience for such animation effects that may appeal to teenagers but not to academics, who surely account for a very significant proportion of the software's users. There is no need to take the software "for a spin" in such a realistic way, as the narrator says near the end... It is generally agreed among Web designers that animations can become very tiring and should be used very sparingly (if at all).

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

So yeah,  I downloaded X5 and upgraded earlier this week.  No problems with the install, though I didn't know it was about to re-index my PDF files.  Long story short: No problems upgrading.

 

So I'm pretty jazzed about the new PDF capability that was touted, but was pretty dissappointed in what was offered.  C'mon, folks... a static note box?  Sorry, but that's a pretty lame implementation of an annotating tool.  You'd think it'd be linked or copied to the Research Notes field. 

 

+1 on the comment about the tabs....seems like there's still quite a bit of screen real estate that could've been used.

 

Why stop at PDFs?  Why not html and doc(x) files, too?  (Or OO equivalent)

 

Sorry, but I can't say it was worth the hundred buck for the upgrade at this point. 

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

I'd love it if there was a button on the toolbar to attach a file so we didn't have to go through the menus to do this.  It'd save 3-4 clicks for the operation.

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

An Attach File icon on the toolbar seems like a reasonable enough request. In the meantime to save clicking, you could try the keyboard short cut - Ctrl+Alt+A - to get to the File Attachment dialog more quickly - or try dragging and dropping files from the computer desktop on to an EndNote record.

 

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights

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I agree with this contributor. Additionally, regarding the animation, I question if it is 508 compliant.

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Re: EndNote X5 Highlights


JasonR wrote:

An Attach File icon on the toolbar seems like a reasonable enough request. In the meantime to save clicking, you could try the keyboard short cut - Ctrl+Alt+A - to get to the File Attachment dialog more quickly - or try dragging and dropping files from the computer desktop on to an EndNote record.

 

Jason Rollins, the EndNote team



Hah, I'd completely forgotten about that keyboard shortcut.  Thanks!

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problem with EndnoteX5

I have recently purchaes Endnote X5 and I have run into a problem in installing a copy on my desktop. Instead of the little paperclip icon on the pane, there is there is fig+ and the pdf attachments that were visible next to references in X3 have disappeared. When I go into the reference, they are still there. Any thoughts about how to solve this problem?

 

thanks

 

Tina

 

 

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Re: problem with EndnoteX5

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What version did you upgrade from?  The field you are seeing is the "figure attachment" field.  It holds one file and many of us used that as a convenient place to save a PDF before they added the File attachment field (circa EndnoteX?) which can hold multiple files.  If all you ever used the fig attachment for was PDFs and never to hold Figures to use the relatively useless insert fig option, there is a convenient transfer you just need to use once.  Under References>figure, there is a conversion utility. Open your library, select all and perform the function conversion. Then change your display (from Preferences)  to show the file attachments rather than figure field in the first column, and it will look just like it used to, but with the ability to attach multiple files (say the PDF and the supplemental files). 

(long time Endnote user)