October 1st, 2010
This just in from Thomsen-Reuters ...
EndNote X4.0.1 Update for Windows
The update is available to EndNote X4 for Windows users, who must have a licensed copy of EndNote X4.0 for Windows installed to run the X4.0.1 patch.
It's easy for EndNote X4 users to update!
- Open EndNote.
- Go to the Help menu > EndNote Program Updates.
- Follow the instructions to complete the update
Alternatively, users can download the free EndNote X4.0.1 update for Windows today!
Note: When opening EndNote after installing the update, EndNote will update the PDF index. The time may vary depending on the size of the library.
What's new in EndNote X4.0.1?
- PDFs imported from a network drive now open as expected.
- Maximum record limit error message expanded beyond 330,000 records.
- Eliminated corrupt data issue when connecting to Ovid Medline.
- Windows registry is now properly updated when adding a Spell check dictionary.
- Improvements to importing references into a copy of an EndNote library.
- Passwords in connection files are now hidden with asterisks.
- Groups – minor search result and UI improvements.
- Quick Edit –minor UI improvements.
- Find Full Text – updated support for Wiley Interscience and other minor improvements.
- PDF Indexing – several improvements to indexing and minor UI changes.
Cite While You Write™ for Microsoft Word:
- Fixed footnote-related formatting issues.
- 'Return to Word Processor' command now works with Word 2010.
- Focus now jumps to the correct citation in the edit/manage dialog.
- Hyperlinks are no longer visible after having been removed.
- References are no longer unformatted when ‘author’ is excluded from in-text citations.
- Updates to Bibliographic formatting styles, Import Filters, and Connection Files
September 20th, 2010
A user asks: I submitted my list of references in APA style but it turns out I need to switch to MLA citation style. Is this something Endnote can help me with?
Endnote.Library replies: Yes, it is. Assuming your references are already in Endnote, it is a simple matter to switch between citation styles using Endnote.
The first way is working from within Endnote. In this case you simply choose your output style and then highlight the references you are interested in and export them to a new bibliography.
Alternatively, if you have already created your APA-styled bibliography using Word and your Endnote references, you may simply change the output style from within that document. Open the document and click on the "Endnote X4" tab. The middle section of this "ribbon" is labelled "Bibliography." Select MLA from the "Style" (drop-down) menu and then choose to "Update Citations and Bibliography." Voila! APA become MLA.
For more detailed instruction, check out the Endnote X4 (Windows) User Manual starting at page 161.
AS ALWAYS, remember that you (as the human) are still responsible for the final product. Hence, it is up to you to check that the Endnote software has produced the correct format for the style you have chosen. Remember, if the output style has included elements of the citation that you don't want, it is best to go and edit the actual output style back in Endnote. For more information on editing output styles, you may want to check out the Endnote X4 (Windows) User Manual starting at page 229.
September 13th, 2010
A user asks: I installed EndNote X4 on my desktop computer, may I download the application onto my laptop too?
Endnote.Library replies: As I understand the license agreement that the University has with Thomsen-Reuter, the vendor of Endnote, yes, you may download to all the computers that you use for your research activities (including home, work, laptop).
September 13th, 2010
A user asks: I tried doing the download but it asked me to delete previous versions. I have Endnote X2 at home and don’t want to delete my libraries. What is the best process to do the upgrade?
Endnote.Library replies: When you delete your previous version (of the software) you are not deleting your libraries. The libraries (and associated “---.data” folder) should either be located in your MY DOCUMENTS directory or (preferably) on a central UofL network drive (i.e., P or R drives). If you are concerned, you may want make a copy of your libraries and associated "---.data" folder … BUT really, the libraries are quite separate from the software application.
September 9th, 2010
Endnote X4 is now ready for download at: https://www.uleth.ca/lib/self-Serve/downloads/endnote.asp
We figured a few things out this time around so you don't have to worry about some of the technicalities ... when you initiate the download, the application will self-install and the updated-for-the-UofL connection files will also be downloaded and installed.
That said, your part in the process is to be sure that you have UNINSTALLED any and all previous versions of Endnote. If you don't, you may experience some surprises along the way. For example, you will have some conflicts and downright mysteries regarding any updated styles and updated connection files. Best to save yourself some hassles and just remove the earlier versions. If you need assistance doing that, please call the IT Solutions Centre at 403-329-2490
Sorry it took as long as it did to release this new version of Endnote X4. The bundling of it coincided with the urgency of preparing for the new semester.