11-03-2015 06:16 AM
I'd be very happy for an option to customize the "Author" field when in library view/display.
1) Last name + Initials only (Doe JP), or Full name (Doe, John Paul)
2) Ability to remove comma and punctuation "Doe JP" instead of "Joe, J.P."
3) Ability to either display
a) First author last name + et al. "Doe et al."
b) First author last name + initials + et al. "Doe JP et al."
c) A fixed number of authors (e.g. 2 authors + et al.)
d) All authors
The main reason being less cluttering (punctuations and commas) and space use - i.e. how wide the author field needs to be.
11-03-2015 10:15 AM
I overlooked the option: [Edit] [Preferences...] [Display Fields] Uncheck "Display all authors in author field".
If unchecked, the author field will show only the last name for the first author. However, it would still be nice to have the option to display e.g. the first 2-3 authors + et. al.
05-01-2017 12:27 AM
Exactly my question, good tip thank you.
On a Mac, this is under the main EndNote menu > Preferences > Display Fields.
I second the request for the Author field to have the same display options as a citation ie, display 2 or 3 authors + et al.