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Contributor
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Re: Merging references

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Jason Rollins seemed to indicate that it was on their to-do list. I wish there was a way users could vote for features to prioritize. For me, merging citations would be the single most useful productivity feature that is currently missing.

 

The way I'd envision this to work would be:

1. Ctrl/Cmd-clicking citations to select/highlight

2. Right-click and select merge citations.

 

There are ways to approach conflict resolution efficiently:

e.g. one could select and move citations up and down. Conflicts could optionally be resolved by overwriting top -> down or down -> up.

New User
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Re: Merging references

Yes, he indicated this, but this was a year ago and still the feature is not integrated. So I have serious doubts that it will be available soon. To me, this is a must-have feature. Without it, I see no reason for me to buy a copy of Endnote.
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Re: Merging references

Hi Jason,

Any update and time scale about this feature ?

I cannot think about a more useful element than "merge references" for the next update of EndNotes... which could be followed by improving the way DOI are looked for and identified in a pdf file (which it-self could be complemented by extracting (at least) the title of a manuscript when the DOI is not found...).

 

The "merge references" feature seems to be expected by most customers and appears to be essential to convince new ones to purchase the software... maybe it is the time to wrap up and release this feature in the next update.

 

Best Wishes

New User
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Re: Merging references

There is a simple reason for this. New users probably already use another program for managing references. But most of these programs do not allow the user to export reference data including pdfs. So after an export, you end up with all your pdfs on one end and a text file on the other. You only get all your references back if you import both the text file and the pdfs. But in that case, EndNote poses the problem that you have lots of duplicates (in my case several hundred). This makes changing the reference software extremly time consuming, especially if your library is very large. But time is a scarce ressource for researchers. So probably many researchers will stick to the software they already use although they know it is less powerful.
New User
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Re: Merging references

Has there been any further development on this?

 

I am using X7 and it hasnt got the feature.

Mentor
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Re: Merging references

amen.  Please allow the merging of two references.  -- Ancestry.com even lets us merge two similar "ancestors" who should be one! 

(long time Endnote user)
New User
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Re: Merging references

The same problem PLEASE ¡ it would be extremely helpful

Another desperate user¡¡

Joaquin

New User
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Re: Merging references

The same problem PLEASE ¡ it would be extremely helpful

Another desperate user¡¡

Joaquin

New User
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Re: Merging references

Any news about that? I think that it is a must now ...

New User
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Re: Merging references

july 2017 using x8 on Mac.... PLEASE... LET ME MERGE