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April 30, 2008

Everything you always wanted to know about EndNote Web

Much of the information posted on this blog comes from questions asked by staff and students, with answers posted on here if they might be useful to other EndNote Web users.

If you've got a question about any aspect of using EndNote web, you can either post a comment on this blog or email it to me directly using the link under the About Me section of this blog. The chances are, if you want to know the answer, so will someone else and that will help make the blog as interesting and relevant to users as possible.


April 25, 2008

Macs, Word 2008 and Cite While You Write

If you are using a Mac with Word 2008 installed, you will find you are unable to use the Cite While You Write as it is not currently compatible. This is a known issue and Adept Science are working on an update.

In the meantime, if you have a document which you have already contains EndNote Web references and you want to format it, you can do so using the following instructions:

  1. Open your document in Word 2004 or X
  2. In the Cite While You Write toolbar, click the Unformat Citations icon (the one with a red curved arrow pointing downwards).
  3. Save the document as an RTF file (not as a .doc or docx file).
  4. Log in to EndNote Web and click on the Format tab.
  5. Click on Format Paper.
  6. Click the Browse button and find and select the file you have just saved.
  7. Select the required referencing style from the list (e.g. Harvard).
  8. Click Format.  After a short delay, you will be given the option to open or save the new file.

Note: if you are working with a document and need to add references to it, you can do this by entering them in the following format:

{author name, year} e.g. {Speight, 2008}

To format the bibliography, you can then follow steps 3-8 above.


April 15, 2008

Sage Online – importing references

If you do a search on the Sage Online Collection and want to import the references you find, you need to do the following two stages.

Stage One: Saving the references in Sage Online

  1. Do you search on Sage Online as normal.
  2. From your list of results, tick the Check item box for each reference you want to keep.
  3. Click the red Add to My Marked Citations box on the right hand side of the screen.
  4. Select the option Email/Download/Save/Print My Marked Citations and click Go.
  5. Click the Export/Download to Citation Manager button.
  6. Click on the EndNote option.
  7. Select Save to Disk and save the file as normal.

Stage Two: importing the references into EndNote Web

  1. Log into your EndNote Web account.
  2. Click the References tab and select Import References.
  3. Click on the Browse button and select the file you saved from Sage Online.
  4. From the Filter drop-down menu, select EndNote Import.
  5. From the To drop-down menu, select the group you want the references sent to.
  6. Click the Import button.

April 08, 2008

My EndNote Web toolbar is not responding

A few people have reported a problem where their EndNote Web toolbar is not working. Clicking on a button does not produce an error message, but nothing happens.  This may be due to other programs (or add-ins) installed in Word which stop the toolbar from working properly.

If this happens, close Word, open up Windows Explorer and go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Startup and delete any add-ins which might be causing a problem. Add-ins known to cause a conflict include the following:

  • DYMOWordAddin.dot
  • SnagIt
  • Copernic Agent
  • Adobe/Macromedia FlashPaper
  • Adobe Contribute C3
  • ScanSoft/Nuance PaperPort or PDF Create!
  • MSWordXML Toolbar.dot
  • EZPhoto
  • Workshare
  • Redaction.dot

For more detailed advice, please click here.


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