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EndNote X5 for Windows

Posted by Megan on September 5, 2011

The McGill community can now download the new version for Windows from the McGill software website. For more information, please visit the library’s citation software web pages: It is expected that version X5 for Mac will be released sometime during fall 2011.

What’s new in EndNote X5 for Windows?

EndNote users will notice few changes in the update from version X4 to X5. However, here are some new features, explained in full on the EndNote website:

Add and Transfer File Attachments to the Web
EndNote X5 users now attach files, such as images and PDFs, to records in EndNote Web. File attachments can be added directly in EndNote Web or transferred from a library saved locally on a computer. The EndNote Web storage capacity is 5,000 references and 1GB for file attachments.

View and Annotate PDF files within EndNote
A new PDF viewer enables users to view PDFs within the library window. It also has basic annotation functions. and edit a record in one place. Users can search the entire PDF including comments.

Update References Automatically
Existing references can now be updated easily with a new option that lets EndNote search online for more complete reference detail. When a match is found, EndNote highlights the differences in a side-by-side comparison of the new and existing reference. While any field can be updated, the new feature saves time for existing references that now require article identifiers such as PMCID.

The latest version of EndNote also enables users to:

  • Use new conditional formatting in journal styles that substitutes data for empty fields automatically.
  • Review differences in duplicate records quickly with auto-highlights.
  • Select a new citation style—Author (Year)—in Microsoft(R) Word.
  • Use a new reference type—Music—and new fields in the Journal Article reference type—Article Number and NIHMSID.

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