10-30-2020 06:12 PM
There appears to be no way to preview a .pdf file in the "Tabs" panel as we could do in X9. I tried searching the Help File but it does not appear to have been updated to reflect EndNote 20. All information in the EndNote Help file was for X9 and prior versions of EndNote.
11-02-2020 12:41 PM - edited 11-02-2020 12:45 PM
This issue should be fixes asap! Otherwise it makes no sense at all to switch to Endnote 20. To have to read PDFs in a seperate window is a major step back! I have bought the upgrade but right know I feel deceived!
11-03-2020 07:05 AM
absolutely agree – so far, I am disappointed of this version :-( Very sad
Please improve as soon as possible – this is one of the most improtant software a rewsearcher needs when writing papers and reports. It mustn‘t be a hurdle … it needs to be an easy going tool.
11-03-2020 10:41 AM - edited 11-03-2020 10:43 AM
Sadly, I didn't check the community before I upgraded...
Removing the preview function, as many have stated before me and undoubtedly will do after me, is a huge leap backwards.
I actually turned down switching to a competing software simply because they did not have a preview function.
Please, give us back the preview function of PDFs!
As an added feature, give us the ability to preview a web site if we have a link, or save a "snapshot" of the site when we add a reference to a website!
11-04-2020 02:15 PM
Same!!!! I just "upgraded", or in this case "downgraded", to EndNote 20. Without the PDF view window my productivity goes down and my frustration has skyrocketed.
If I had known how crappy EndNote 20 was, primarily because it lacks this PDF viewing feature that characterized previous versions, I'd not have purchased it. As such, I am seeking a refund and will see if I can purchase EndNote 9.
If I can't purchase EndNote 9, I'll definitely see what competing products have to offer--goodness knows there are many viable options.
I am disappointed. I've been a heavy EndNote user for a decade, and have over 22,000 references (and PDFs) in my library; I have been that annoying ambassador colleague who recruits everyone else to EndNote. But wow, EndNote 20 really missed the mark. I'm out!
11-05-2020 10:49 AM
I agree. I am disappointed too. The PDF view was a big deal for me. Plus the new colors (black and green) are too much for my PC screen. I will ask for a reimbursement, just bought it 3 days ago, and revert to my X9 version.
11-06-2020 08:43 PM
If this is true then there is no way I would install the upgrade. Has anyone contacted support for confirmation or rationalization as to why they removed such a critical productivity feature? I should probably request for a refund for my pre-release upgrade purchase.
11-08-2020 04:36 PM - edited 11-08-2020 04:37 PM
I did contact support – but the answeres were very generic. As much as they tried to answer – the reply was more or less: we forwarded your request to the programmers, but it is best to comment in the EN forum.
Quick reply, but no indicatein a) if and b) when the programmers might work on the improvements.
Let’s hope for the best!
Remark: I am currently beta testing another software, not related to literature management, and the programmer immediately addresses my comments to the latest beta version and im proves it within days. He said only when his beta testers are satisfied, he will release the final version – I think, many of us would be happily become EN20 beta testers if we knew our comments would be considered.