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Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I find Endnote X8 to be lagging when I am editing entries. I am using a Mac, and the spinning colorful circle often appears when I am using Endnote, for example saving a new entry or editing fields within an entry.

 

I had the same issue with Endnote X7.

 

To clarify: This is not a Microsoft Word issue, but happens within EndNote itself. Microsoft Word is switched off.

 

Has anyone else had similar issues? And if yes, could you resolve them?

I'm happy to supply more information if required. All other programs are working well on my computer.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

Click on the Tools menu of EndNote and select Library Summary. If you can supply the information you see here, that may help us diagnose the issue.

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I have the same problem.... It's horrible....

 

Library Summary

 

Library Name: ObsteSENTE.enl
Location: /Users/jorge/Medicina/Biblioteca/Reference Manager/EndNote/Bibliografia.enlp/ObsteSENTE.enl
Last Saved: sábado, 17 de junio de 2017, 8:30:41 (hora de verano de Europa central)
Records: 6.169
Custom Groups: 10
Reference Types Used: 9
Most Used ref. types: Journal Article, Web Page, Thesis, Book Section, Book
File Attachments: 3.044
Figures: 0
Authors Term List: 18.931
Journals Term List: 690
Keywords Term List: 5.048

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I don't have any of the terms list active except for journal.  The oly other thing seems to be the "depth" of your library in the folder structure?  This could lead to very long names for your attachments.  Also -- how many output styles do you have?  

 

If you haven't already, though, I would consider cleaning up your journal terms list according to the suggestions here: http://endnote.com/kb/82228 and turning off journal auto-updating.  

 

 

 

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Location: L:\Endnote libraries RW\Leanne-X7-2015.enl
Last Saved: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:38:32 AM
Records: 5654
Custom and Smart Groups: 29
Reference Types Used: 19
Most used ref. types: Journal Article, Book, Book Section, Web Page, Electronic Book
File Attachments: 1229
Figures: 0
Authors Term List: 0
Journals Term List: 17276
Keywords Term List: 1

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

46 Styles

 

I have activated by default PDF Auto renaming with the title of the paper.

 

Where is "journal auto-updating?

 

What is the objetive of term list? If I deleted all, what is the consecuence?

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

Journal  tems update options in are "preferences".  (see image) If you watch that video in the KB article, the journal terms list is used to automatically ensure that the correct abbreviation or the full title is used, according to the journal publisher requirements, and they are consistent.  

 

When we import from various sources, the abbreviation often gets pulled into the full title and vica versa which is why I turn it off, and start with a clean version.  On occassion, if I use an unusual journal, I might have to add it to the terms manually, but having it pulled in wrong, isn't helpful either.  

 

I set mine as in image.  Since 99% of my entries are downloaded directly, it really isn't useful to have the author or keywords auto-updating, although it might be nice to have some terms (keywords maybe) updated but leave the journal terms alone.  The auto suggest during manual updating (which you might want to use for adding specific keywords for example and maintain consistency) might be one reason to keep the update on.  Once you have a pretty complete journal list, it should be safe from additions, except in the case of those rare or new journals.  

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I am also having this trouble. Only working with records in a library without inserting citations into Word or any other applications, I find that I can open between 5 and 10 records before the application begins to slow. Before long, it really begins to lag. Has a solution for this been found yet?

 

 

I am using Endnote X8.1 on PowerMac OS 10.11.6

 

 

Library Name: Flag Debates.enl
Location: /Users/jmontezd/Documents/School/Projects/Active/Flag anthem debate/Flag Debates.enl
Last Saved: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:30:10 PM Mountain Standard Time
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Custom Groups: 0
Reference Types Used: 2
Most Used ref. types: Web Page, Electronic Article
File Attachments: 0
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Authors Term List: 2
Journals Term List: 0
Keywords Term List: 5

 

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

[ Edited ]

Same problem here.

 

Library Name: tatkin.enl
Location: C:\Users\Stan Tatkin\Dropbox (Stan Tatkin)\My Endnote Files\tatkin.enl
Last Saved: Monday, January 1, 2018 5:15:49 PM
Records: 6313
Custom and Smart Groups: 24
Reference Types Used: 22
Most used ref. types: Journal Article, Book, Thesis, Audiovisual Material, Conference Proceedings
File Attachments: 587
Figures: 24
Authors Term List: 12634
Journals Term List: 0
Keywords Term List: 10499

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I'm having the same problem here.  Slow when moving from reference to reference (especially if PDF is attached). I've just moved from Sente to EndNote so I have a lot of non-DOI pdfs to attach to existing references.  This process is SO slow, but improves when I turn off wifi so EndNote stops trying to update the sync server. 

 

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Location: /Users/Alison/Documents/My EndNote Library.enl
Last Saved: Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:13:35 PM Pacific Standard Time
Records: 6,079
Custom Groups: 8
Reference Types Used: 15
Most Used ref. types: Journal Article, Book Section, Book, Newspaper Article, Generic
File Attachments: 2,080
Figures: 0
Authors Term List: 8,306
Journals Term List: 989
Keywords Term List: 768

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Re: Endnote X8 slowness problem ("lagging")

I've reported this to tech support twice now and have been told it has to do with a Mac bug related to PDFs. But that just doesn't pass the sniff test with me. Yes, if I create a new library and load some references with PDFs, the slowdowns eventually recur. But just having a library open will produce a spinning ball with any operation within minutes of having Endnote open. That never happened in the past.

 

It's made EndNote 8 pretty unusable unless it's used for a short period. Selecting a reference (any reference-doesn't matter if there are PDFs or not) starts off ok but within minutes of opening the app, everything is horribly slow.

 

This is a pretty critical problem affecting many people. I don't think it's simply a macOS issue since every other application I have that involves PDFs has no such issue.

 

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Reference Types Used: 5
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File Attachments: 1061
Figures: 0
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Journals Term List: 578
Keywords Term List: 4755