03-24-2019 10:51 AM
I have a very large Endnote library with about 15,000 references, many with attached PDFs. Completely independent of Word, the library is very slow. When I search for an author by last name, it may take up to a minute to find her as the program successively searches for the paper, at each step incrementally closing in on the reference.
I imagine that the slow speed is due in part to the size of the library but I think I need to have all of the references available because periodically, I will need some even if they are old and entered long ago.
03-25-2019 02:19 PM
How many output styles, filters and connection files have you installed? If there are more than a couple hundred, it degrades endnote speed.
04-10-2019 08:59 AM
05-20-2019 09:12 AM
I have currently less than 1,000 references (with PDFs) brought over from another citation manager to give EndNote X9 another chance. The display of PDFs is not the only culprit for sluggish behavior. I have also the right pane set to "Right - Preview". But switching from one reference to the next shows the beachball each time for about 3-4 seconds before the contents of the right pane is finally shown -- on a current MacBook Pro with 16 GB of RAM running macOS 10.14.5. I do not know which database engine EndNote X9 is using, but this is something, which has to be improved with the highest priority.
10-30-2019 08:57 AM
I would like to confirm that updating Java fixed the spinning wheel for me. Before I had 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
Mac OS 10.12.6
Macbook Air End 2010
Credit goes to ScrippsOcean
And a note to Clarivate support: the fix was published by the above mentioned user back in May, yet no official update or even a note to update Java? Please improve support!
11-08-2019 10:16 AM
I also had this problem of very slow Endnote X9.3.1 in Word for Mac 2016 and MacOS 10.15.1 Catalina.
Your advice to delete Output Styles was very helpful. I deleted all unnessecary output styles and Endnote now is so much faster. Thanks and best regards.
University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland
11-08-2019 10:23 AM
As written below I deleted unnessecary connection files (more than hundred) and output styles. Endnote now works fine.
2 weeks ago
Happy to see it worked for you, but the Java update did nothing for me.
Endnote X9.3.2 (64bit)
MacOS Catalina 10.15.1
MacBook Pro 2016 2.9GHz quad-core, 16GB RAM