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Researchsoftware news - May 2016

Tuesday 17-05-2016 | May 2016
EndNote product details news

DISC bv, the Publisher of, is heading its 15th anniversary. Today, not only acts as a distribution and sales company in The Benelux and Turkey but it also offers training and support to end-users and to an impressive number of organizations. Our customer base is very diverse and consists of academic medical centers, universities, colleges, hospitals, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, biotech, dairy and seed companies, research & development institutions, libraries, museums, governmental organizations and Ministries. What do all these organizations have in common? Research is playing a pivotal role in every one of them.

Below you will find some important news about new releases. We have also tried to collect some interesting, relevant issues and links to enlighten your research (life).



New EndNote X7 version releases

EndNote X7.5 Windows and X7.5.3 Mac have been released. There are a few ways to obtain the latest versions:
  • Start EndNote X7. A splash screen shows a message about the updates. Follow the instructions to download and install the update(s).
  • Start EndNote X7. Click 'EndNote X7 > Check for updates' (Mac) or  'Help > Check for updates' (Windows).
  • Go to and click 'Shop'. In the shop environment click 'login' to go to your account. Here you will find your download links and your serial number(s) and product key(s).
IMPORTANT for our Mac MS Office / Word 2016 users
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan): Please do not update to MS Word 15.22 (released 02-05-2016). For Cite While You Write compatibility please maintain version 15.21.1.
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite users): Please do not update to MS Word 15.22 (released 02-05-2016). For Cite While You Write compatibility please maintain version 15.20.

This is to avoid a 'COM Exception with Word 2016 version 15.22'. See our FAQ item 17 for details.

EndNote Desktop, Online and iPad®

Together with your EndNote Desktop license you are entitled to create an EndNote Online account. This account consists of your email address and a password. With this EndNote Online account you will be able to 'Sync' one of your libraries (your 'master' library) to the EndNote Online environment and to your EndNote for iPad. Please also see the 'Sharing libraries' section below.

Best practice to setup your EndNote Online account

This way your EndNote Desktop license will be correctly 'connected' with your EndNote Online account.
  1. Decide which of your possible multiple libraries will be your 'master library' which you would like to Sync to your EndNote Online or to your EndNote for iPad.
  2. Open the 'master library' in EndNote X7 desktop.
  3. Create a 'compressed library backup via 'File > Compressed library'. This feature will create a 'zip' file of your EndNote library (extension will be .enlx). Put this .enlx file in a backup folder. This is for safety reasons. If needed you will be able to restore your library from this .enlx file, just by opening this file with your EndNote desktop.
  4. Go to 'Edit - Preferences - Sync'.
  5. Click 'Enable Sync'.
  6. Click 'Sign up'  and enter your email address and click 'Submit'.
  7. Enter additional information and enter a password.
  8. Do not check 'Automatically Sync' yet untill you are familiar with the Sync feature.
Perform your first sync manually via 'Tools > Sync'. Go to and login with your EndNote Online account credentials to see the Online (synced)  version of your library.
Download and install your EndNote for iPad version from the Apple App store and enter your EndNote Online credentals to Sync your library to your iPad.
If you have ever synced another library in the past, the system will warn you that the library you are trying to Sync is different than the one used before. Please do not proceed before making a decent backup of your current 'master' library.

Sharing libraries

Since EndNote X7.2.1 there are four different options to share your library.

A. Share your 'master' 'Sync' assigned library accross your own devices (EndNote desktop, Online, iPad).
     Please see above at the section 'EndNote Desktop, Online and iPad®'.

B. Share your 'master' and 'Sync' assigned library with 14 other colleagues.
  1. Your colleagues should create an EndNote Online account first. See above 'EndNote Desktop, Online and iPad®' or via
  2. After you have setup your own EndNote Online account and you have assigned your 'master' library for syncing and you have synced once (f.i. via 'Tools > Sync'), you may share this specific library via 'File > Share'.
  3. Enter the email address (EndNote Online account) of your colleague and click 'Invite'.
  4. Your colleague will receive an email and will need to confirm and login once with his/her EndNote Online account.
  5. After confirming and loging in, your colleague opens the 'shared' library via 'File > Open Shared Library'. Your colleagues will have 'read-write' access to the library you shared with them.
  6. You may unshare anyone from sharing via the 'File > Share' screen.
  7. On their turn, your colleagues will be able to setup their own 'master' sync library and share their own library with other colleagues.
A detailed description can be found here on our web site.

C. Share a reference 'group' with other EndNote Online accounts.
  1. Go to
  2. Login.
  3. Go to 'Organize > Manage my groups'.
  4. Check 'Share' right behind the 'Group' you would like to share.
  5. Click 'Manage sharing' and 'Start sharing this group'.
  6. Enter your colleague's EndNote Online account email address.
  7. Choose 'Read only' or 'Read & Write'.
  8. Click 'Apply'.
  9. Your colleagues will get notified and need to confirm by loging in.
Please mind: Attachments of references will not be shared if you use 'Group sharing via EndNote Online'.

Important: Once your colleagues get groups shared they will need to login to the EndNote Online environment and check the following settings:

 'Organize > Other's Groups':
  1. Show
  2. Use for Cite While You Write
D. Classic 'file' sharing via the network via a shared folder. 
     Please see the detailed instructions on our web site FAQ pages.

Support, Downloads and EndNote Practical Guide

Our web pages offer quite some usefull sections.
  • Via the Support overview page you may find different relevant sections, e.g., FAQ and manuals. 
  • Links to custom Connection files, Styles, Import filters and Term lists are available at the Downloads page.
  • For some usefull day to day tasks we have created an EndNote Practical Guide.
    The EndNote Practical Guide targets EndNote users with limited time. It aims to briefly describe how certain features work and shows the steps and preferences involved.
Please mind the content can be different per language. Switch to your favorite region/language via the language flags at the top right section of the web page: English (default), Dutch or Turkish.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
Distributor Benelux and Turkey
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