Endnote is blind to Imported-Linked Term Lists
2006-01-03 16:36:26 GMT
I have Endnote 9 for the Mac and imported the medical Journal term lists that comes with the software on the
CD, and ensured that my library is linked appropriately (this journal list to the journal field).
Strangely, it won't recognize the list that was imported and linked. Here's what I mean:
For instance Journal of Clinical Oncology is in the journal term list supplied with the software which I
imported. In the Journal Term List it is visible as the full title of that journal with its associated
abbreviations. For that term, Abbreviation 1 is J. Clin. Oncol. and Abbreviation 2 is J Clin Oncol .
Despite their being in that list, if I type any of those terms in a new reference, they appear in red as if they
don't exist in the list already (and I'm being sure not to type any extra spaces and watch the spelling). If I
type the full journal name EXACTLY as it is in the list with no extra spaces and close the reference, then
look at the journal term list, it creates a brand new (duplicate) term for Journal of Clinical Oncology.
This one, of course, has only the full name I typed with no abbreviations associated. Right below it,
however, is the one which is spelled identically to what I typed but also with the associated
abbreviations that was imported and came with the software. Why is it ignoring these imported lists?
If I use a PUBMED connection to import a reference, PUBMED lists the journal as Abbreviation 2 as such: J Clin
Oncol for the journal. Those imported references will show J Clin Oncol in the journal field as black
(implying that Endnote recognizes this abbreviation/term). But if I try to use a style that employs the
full journal name (Journal of Clinical Oncology) or abbreviation 1 (J. Clin. Oncol.), that style still
only displays J Clin Oncol exactly as it was placed into the reference. (Again, it's like it doesn't
recognize the journal terms list that was imported.) Strangely, in this case, it doesn't make a new term
out of J Clin Oncol for the first column of the term list.
Now, however, if I manually enter abbreviations to that duplicate Journal of Clinical Oncology entry that
was added to the list mentioned above, changing the style DOES change the journal appearance, as if the
only terms it will recognize are those that are entered manually. It's as if importing doesn't make
visible terms for the program.