09-28-2018 11:09 AM
Bold selected author names. This currently can only be done with the find and replace command. This approach is problematic for several reasons, including:
09-28-2018 01:14 PM - edited 09-28-2018 01:14 PM
I am trying to figure out what you would suggest to streamline this?
I assume this is to produce a bibliography list, for example, in one's own CV with their name bolded to emphasize their role?
(mind you, I am not associated with the developers, and am just another user).
09-28-2018 01:25 PM
I use EndNote in a different way than most users. I take care of all publications for a Cancer Center - this includes over 150 member labs. EndNote tech support suggested I use the find and replace method, which might work except a library of PI names would seem to me to work a lot better. If I could build a terms list of PIs that would have aliases (Augenlicht, LH and Augenlicht, L and Augenlicht, L.H., etc.) that would get bolded on all publications that exist in the library and on new ones as they are imported, that would be optimal.
Also, I have several author names that would be problematic. For instance, I would want the author Hall, C.B. bolded but would not want anyone else with the last name of Hall bolded (I also have some Smiths and a Jones).
It seems that a terms list would do the trick, but I am not sure. Currently, I am going to start doing the find and replace, which is something I want to do only once given the number of authors I have.
09-28-2018 02:52 PM
Yes, interesting problem. I don't see a way to use term lists as they don't allow font attributes. People have had similar requests for terms needing to be italicized, for example.
If a standardized list of names, I wonder if it would it be possible to maybe run a macro on the file before importing to achieve the bolding requirements and whether they could be retained after importing?
Googling "bold specific authors in references" I only see LaTex and biblatex solutions, and they are still pretty search and replace dependent, with shared surname problems. But you propably knew that...
09-28-2018 03:01 PM
I wrote a script to do other things in EndNote a while back (in X7 to do the find ref updates without okaying each one) I suppose I could ressurect this and modify it. Still not the best solution.
03-12-2020 01:36 PM
My solution to this problem is not very elegant but is as follows:
When I import new references (every Monday) I follow a certain procedure in order to customize the references after import. I have already customized the import filter so it puts the grant information in a different field and certain other items in other fields. During this time I also mark each reference for certain characteristics. I have appended to my procedure the bolding oof author names. This is a little cumbersome and is prone to human error, but it is the only solution I have come up with.
I have automated the backup function in X9 (windows) and the script is attached (note that it is written in AutoHotKey - https://www.autohotkey.com/). I also automated, in the same way, the saving of new publications from an outlook email (in Medline format). That script is also in the attached zip file.