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EndNote X8.1 release and Mac Beta announcement

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EndNote X8.1 Windows and Mac release and EndNote X8 beta

Dear EndNote (Online) Licensees,
Before going into the details of the newest EndNote X8.1 release and how to obtain it, we would like to point you to a few important items in the lower parts of this newsletter:
  • Potential incompatibility issue with the Microsoft Office / Word 2016 Mac Slow and Fast Insider Program (Updates).
  • EndNote X8 beta program announcement.
  • EndNote X8, X7, X6, X5 and earlier versions and macOS High Sierra (OS 10.13).
  • Simple solutions for some frequently seen issues.
EndNote X8.1 release
EndNote X8.1 for Windows and Mac have been released and the EndNote X8.1 release is a FREE update for all EndNote X8 licensees.

For our EndNote X7 or X6 licensees, this would be a perfect moment to upgrade to EndNote X8.1. Please buy the EndNote X8.1 Upgrade Download now in our web shop.
Still using an EndNote X5 or lower version of EndNote or Reference Manager 12? You are strongly adviced to move to EndNote X8.1. Please buy EndNote X8.1 Full Download today in our web store.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help you.

EndNote X8.1 Windows and Mac Update
The update contains new functionalities and fixes. For a full overview, please see the historic release notes on our website.

The EndNote X8.1 Windows (Build: 18.1.0.11010) update contains:

  • Revised and updated bibliographic style, online search and import filter files
  • Proxy support for online search
  • Improved Full Text performance with restored:
    • retrieval from IEEE Xplore
    • ability for users to connect to their library's catalog with a SFX OpenURL resolver
  • Automatically merge updates to unsaved references when syncing
  • Restored ability to scroll in Connection Status window
  • Sync updates and improvements
  • Improved visibility of PDF search field for Windows 10 users

The EndNote X8.1 Mac (Build: 18.1.0.12930) update contains;

  • Revised and updated bibliographic style, online search and import filter files
  • Improved Full Text performance with restored:
    • Retrieval from IEEE Xplore
    • Ability for users to connect to their library's catalog with a SFX OpenURL resolver
  • Automatically merge updates to unsaved references when syncing
  • Sync updates and improvements

How to obtain EndNote X8.1 Windows - For EndNote X8 Windows licensees
  • Once you start EndNote X8 Windows, you will see a popup screen. Following the popup screen instructions will update EndNote to version X8.1 Windows. This will be the route if you have not disabled the popup screen and if you have allowed update installations.
  • You may also choose 'Help > Check for Updates...' via the menu.
If you have a licensed version, both options will not require any product key entry.


How to obtain EndNote X8.1 Mac - For EndNote X8 Mac licensees

  • Once you start EndNote X8 Mac, you will see a popup screen. Following the popup screen instructions will update EndNote to version X8.1 Mac. This will be the route if you have not disabled the popup screen and if you have allowed update installations.
  • You may also choose 'EndNote X8 > Check for Updates...' via the menu.

If you have a licensed version, both options will not require any product key entry.

For our EndNote X7 or X6 licensees, this would be a perfect moment to upgrade to EndNote X8.1. Please buy the EndNote X8.1 Upgrade Download.
Still using an EndNote X5 or lower version of EndNote or Reference Manager 12? You are strongly adviced to move to EndNote X8.1. Please buy EndNote X8.1 full Download today.


Important notice about MS Office 2016 / MS Word 2016 Insider program

Please keep running MS Office 2016/ MS Word 2016 Mac version 15.x and avoid both the 'slow' and 'fast' MS Insider progam updates since updating your MS Word to version 16.x will create an incompatibility with EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW) functionality.

For additional info click here.

EndNote Beta Testing for X8 Mac

Help to test and troubleshoot a new version of Cite While You Write for the New Office Insider release of Office 2016 for Mac. Sign up below to beta test the latest version of EndNote X8.

For additional info and to join the EndNote X8 beta program click here.

EndNote X8 and macOS High Sierra (OS 10.13)
Through testing and reports from users, some issues have been discovered with the EndNote PDF viewer on a macOS High Sierra environment.

For additional info click here.


Simple answers and solutions for some frequently asked questions

Question
I would like to retrieve Full Text PDF's via EndNote X8, however, the main menu 'References > Find Full Text > Find Full Text' and the right mouse menu items 'Find Full Text > Find Full Text' are greyed out.

Answer
Please make sure that one or more Find Full Text Providers are checked/selected at 'Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text'.
Additional tip: To retrieve even more PDF's (not freely available PDF's) ask your colleagues at the library for whether they have the 'OpenURL path' and the (proxy server) 'Authenticate with' URL's. Enter these in the same preferences screen.

Question
While converting or moving or backing up my library, the (Operating) System complains about long PDF file names.

Answer
This may occur if you have manually added downloaded or scanned PDF's as attachment to your references. Please be aware that some operating systems can not handle file names exceeding 255 characters. If you prepare your PDF's manually, make sure that their names are shorter than 255 characters.
If you 'import' your PDF's via 'File > Import > File > PDF' or you are retrieving your Full Text PDF's via 'Find Full Text', automatize the PDF file names. Go to 'Edit > Preferences > PDF Handling' and choose how EndNote should handle the PDF file names. You may opt for the option 'Author + Year' or even choose some 'Custom' format.
For existing and already attached PDF files: Save the files to some other folder. Rename and shorten the file name and re-attach to the reference. Better alternative: 'References > File Attachments > Rename Attachment...' or 'References > File Attachments >Rename PDFs...'. Some options are also available via the Right mouse click menu.

Question
What's the fastest way to save or email my library .enl file and .Data folder?

Answer
Go to 'File > Compressed Library' and create a .enlx file (similar to zip compression). Save the resulting .enlx file on a safe place. If the library needs to be restored, please copy this .enlx file to some other folder and Open it via EndNote  'File > Open Library'. The .enlx file will be automatically converted (in the same folder where it was opened) to a .enl file and .Data folder and the library opened. If needed, copy both to some other or to the original folder (after closing the library).
It is also possible to mail this .enlx file to yourself or to someone else. Furthermore, this .enlx file can be stored in a cloud storage environment  for later retrieval.
Additional tip: Backup your manuscripts and your libraries frequently. Save yourself from stress and disaster.

Visit our web site for more tips, faq, downloads, practical guides and manuals.

Enjoy using EndNote!


Kind regards,
Suat Tuzgöl, Managing Director
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