09-12-2008 10:06 AM
from my point of view the duplicate check in Endnote X.2 is not an improvement - since duplicate and original references are not listed together anymore.
When you work with up to 5000 references going back to "All references" to make sure that the marked duplicate is really identical with the original reference it takes a lot of time.
How are your experiences with this new "feature"?
09-12-2008 10:27 AM
It is very easy to see the "original" and "duplicate" records listed together in EndNote X2. Follow these steps:
1. Run Find Duplicates
2. Go to the Duplicates group and highlight all references
3. Go to the All References group.
4. Scroll through the list of references to see that the duplicate will be highlighted in All References and its “original” should be right above it depending on the sort options.
The reason we changed this is that with EndNote X1 and prior as soon as one clicked on a record in the Library window the highlighting was lost. To get the highlighting back, one had to rerun the Find Duplicates function; now all one has to do to get the highlighting back is repeat the above short steps.
Jason Rollins, EndNote Product Development
09-12-2008 11:03 AM
Thanks a lot for your support Leanne. It is really not very easy to find the duplicates in the all references view - also duplicate und original references sometimes are not even listed in order (in Endnote X.2).
So I really would prefer the duplicate check like in Endnote X.1 and prior (at least to have the option)!
10-29-2008 12:28 PM - edited 10-29-2008 12:35 PM
>4. Scroll through the list of references to see that the duplicate will be highlighted in All References and its “original” should be right above it depending on the sort options.
Yes, I can do it easily if my library has a few hundreds of records. I sort the library by article title, and then going back and forth between "All references" and "Duplicated references", I was managed to identify duplicated references next each other. Unfortunately (and probably true with most of long-time users), I have several thousands of records in my library, and it is really painful to make sure which one I can delete. I had newer references which I already edited custom fields, and I had to delete older records in that case. For these ones, I had to do the "back and forth" job so many times.
I hoped I can display all the duplicated references ("original" and duplicates) in the "Duplicated references" group, then sort the reference "within" the group, like title, author or record number. If I can search within the group, that'll be great because I had to find duplicates that has empty Custom 1 filed.
10-29-2008 12:37 PM
The easiest way, I believe, is to display all the duplicated references ("original" and duplicates) in the "Duplicated references" group, then sort the reference "within" the group, like title, author or record number. Then I don't need to do the "back and forth" job.
That's a request right? I can't see an easy way to do that, with the current implementation.
I just might keep a version of X around and use that for duplicate searches! -- but I am very careful about introducing duplicates in the first place.
10-29-2008 12:45 PM
Yes, it is my request for the next updates or upgrades.
I agree I need to be really careful not to import duplicated records, but the way I have developed my library is to import whole bunch of records from online resources, and delete all the duplicates later. With X2, I can't no longer do that, because I have to import almost one-by-one, which is killing me (really.....it is.)
10-29-2008 03:14 PM
I have to import almost one-by-one, which is killing me (really.....it is.)
That is why I do this instead: I copy things to a temporary library and import the temporary library into my main library. --from the main library, file import, file type:endnote library, browse to temporary library location, using the discard duplicates or the put duplicates in a duplicate library.
01-15-2009 11:02 PM