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Endnote 20 - Exporting traveling library leaves me with multiple redundant entries in online library

Hi there,
 
I just started using Endnote 20. Now when I export traveling library, every single citation is added to my Endnote online library (i.e. when I cited a particular 5 times in the document I will find now 5 entries in the library). Needless to say that cleaning this up takes unnecessary time. Isn't there a way that endnote only picks every source once, notwithstanding how often I cited the particular source in a document?
 
I am sure that I am doing something wrong, this cannot be the way that this feature is intended to work. 
 
Thanks and all the best!
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Re: Endnote 20 - Exporting traveling library leaves me with multiple redundant entries in online library

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Why exactly are you exporting it? the only time you would export a traveling library is if you received a paper from someone else with a differently library, and wanted any citations that differed.  Then I would close your library and open a "temporary" library, export them into that, then you import that library into your main library with discard duplicates on.  

 

Please remove your duplicate post.  

 

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Re: Endnote 20 - Exporting traveling library leaves me with multiple redundant entries in online library

I thought that importing the traveling library is the way to 'get' sources from a manuscript into endnote. 

 

But maybe I can rephrase my question then: I got a manuscript with endnote sources. How do I 'import' all these references into my endnote library (without duplicates)? 

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Re: Endnote 20 - Exporting traveling library leaves me with multiple redundant entries in online library

From Word, you first export the traveling library to a blank new library, then you go to endnote and open your current library and file>import endnote library, select the library you copied the traveling library to ( it will end in .enl) with discard duplicates  (or import duplicates to a new library, if you want to make sure to keep them, to compare them).  

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