10-30-2020 07:41 PM - edited 10-30-2020 07:42 PM
Bring back viewing pdf within the main window (like in x9) instead of having to pop it out in a different window. This makes viewing multiple pdfs much easier as well as switching between pdfs. Will have to revert back to x9 for this feature.
11-19-2020 09:01 AM
To see PDFs within the main window, like in previous versions, is important to me and use separate window(s) to display PDFs is very uncomfortable!! Bring it back!
11-19-2020 02:38 PM
Yes, I am disappointed that perfectly useful features have been removed in EndNote 20. We need the preview PDF function. I don;t want to have to click on the pdf field to then open another window.
11-20-2020 01:34 PM
Ditto. The lack of this feature has rendered EndNote 20 useless for me. I tried it and immediately found it unusable for how I work. Viewing PDFs easily is one of the main reasons I use EndNote (X9) in the first place.
An EndNote support person emailed me in response to a forum post here:
EndNote 20 do not have a preview window to view PDF on the right side of the library window. You can open it in a separate EndNote PDF preview window, or you can also use third party PDF viewer like Adobe. We have already raised an Enhancement request to our Development team include the PDF preview option on the right side of the library window. We don’t have an estimated time frame on when this be included.
The lack of the PDF viewer in the viewing pane is enormously frustrating and within 30 minutes I uninstalled it and reverted to EndNote X9. Despite being an early adopter and enthusiastic ambassador of EndNote, I am now seeking out competitors' products.
11-20-2020 03:19 PM
It is not only about PDF preview, it is amazing how endnote20 is feature-poor compared with endnote9. For instance, endnote9 enables you to resize and displace multiple panes such as references, library, and editing pad. this is particularly handy when you are on citation editing mode. All these are gone on endnote20. The technical team needs to get to the drawing board soonest. Otherwise this will be Note8 for Clarivate!
12-02-2020 08:56 AM
I absolutely agree with these comments - The ability to view PDFs side-by-side with the references is crucial to me. I installed Endnote 20 today, was horrified to find how much excellent functionality from X9 was missing, and I have now reverted to X9. I won't be upgrading any time soon.
12-07-2020 12:20 PM
Agree with the above comments. I previewed EndNote 20 for some of my company's power X9 users. They confirmed the value of having the PDF Preview pane within EndNote and won't be upgrading to EndNote 20 anytime soon due to the lack of this functionality.
a month ago
I completely agree. I updated to EndNote 20 but not being able to preview the PDFs as I browse through my library made me go back to EndNote 9. Unless you know all your references by heart (I have roughly 5,000), not being able to quickly preview the PDFs you search for within your library renders the software useless.
I have used EndNote since was a student (2002) and now I even recommend it to my students, but unless the "right/bottom-PDF" function is restored I will NOT buy subsequent versions and I will be forced to switch to other referencing software.
I really hope that the Developer team takes this issue into account.