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New User
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Registered: ‎11-09-2020
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

I had a bad time with this issue too. Double-click on a reference of the reference list and the preview pane will magically come back!!!!

New User
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Registered: ‎11-09-2020
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Double-click on a reference of the reference lists and the preview pane will magically show back!!!

Frequent Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-22-2008
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Does that mean other references going forward will not require a double click?

 

I.e. moving to another reference immediately updates the content of the PDF preview pane that "magically" reappeared?

 

Can anyone else confirm?

 

Thanks.

New User
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Registered: ‎11-19-2020
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

no magical show previous main window PDFs display :-/

 

To see PDFs within the main window, like in previous versions, is important to me and use separate window(s) to display PDFs is very uncomfortable!!! Bring it back, please!

New User
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Registered: ‎11-20-2020
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Totally agree! PDF preview is a very useful function for me!

New User
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Registered: ‎11-04-2020
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

I had installed EndNote 20 and found I could not view PDFs in the viewer pane. This is a dealbreaker for me! I uninstalled and reverted to EndNote X9.

 

In response to one of my complaints about EndNote 20 in this forum I got this response:

 

With reference to your comments, EndNote 20 PDF preview window, I am sorry, EndNote 20 do not have a preview window to view PDF on the right side of the library window. You can open it in a separate EndNote PDF preview window, or you can also use third party PDF viewer like Adobe.We have already raised an Enhancement request to our Development team include the PDF preview option on the right side of the library window. We don’t have an estimated time frame on when this be included.

 

I'm already looking at alternative products, should EndNote X9 become unsupported. This is just not workable for me.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎06-22-2008
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Thanks. I have neither downloaded nor installed EN20 so I will ask them for a refund. This is a total deal-breaker. What a shame!
New User
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Registered: ‎01-31-2021
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Aghh! I just updated to Endnote 20 and have exactly the same gripe! The whole point of the preview function for me was so I could pull up my library and quickly check the reference. As much as I like the new PDF annotator, it was always more useful to have it in the window.

 

While I'm adding my voice to this discussion it would be amazing if we could get a mac+F shortcut to search within PDF files, either in the break-out pdf viewer or in the preview. Save a few clicks which equates to hours over the year.

 

I'm downgrading to X9 for now, but would would really like to see these new features in 20 soon.

Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-07-2008
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

Hi,

 

I support EndNote at my university library and have been surprised to hear this conversation about the EndNote Preview. I have always thought there is a special value in being able to see the pdf in a second window. From the note I'm responding to, it sounds like the person is showing the preview while checking the reference. Could someone explain this more?

 

I've seen the automatic preview appear in the 3-tab window which would use the area that shows the reference. Does checking the reference mean verifying it on the pdf itself in the preview?

 

I always found the print in the preview too small to read and expanding the pdf with the arrow icon in the 3-tab panel made the pdf take up too much space (even though the window could be sized and moved).

 

Mendeley is very good for letting you see the pdf and the reference data at the same time and it's very common for me to fix data in the references in Mendeley (something that did not seem as often encountered in EndNote) while looking at the pdf.

 

Have a nice day
John

 

New User
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Registered: ‎03-23-2021
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Re: Endnote 20 view PDF

I had the same problem. I went around it by clicking on 'edit' on any reference. The preview pane appears. But it doesn't do much, anyway.

The fixed width of the preview pane is a waste of usable screen view on a smaller screen. I wish someone is listening and bring the PDF preview back.