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  1. Save to Refworks

    Can't drag save to refworks to the favorites bar on microsoft edge and can't down load refworks to word anymore

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    • Browser neutral logging in to RCM add-in

      When you try to log in to the RCM add-in, you have to have Internet Explorer loaded on your machine. If you don't get you get an error message (but it doesn't tell you why). I'm not a developer, but I'd be very surprised if there weren't a way to make this call browser neutral, rather than specifying a particular browser! Windows 10 is NOT delivered with IE, it only comes with Edge. We have to tell our students to download a useless outdated browser, just so that they can log into RCM!

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      • LibreOffice integration via a plugin (like Write-n-Cite with Word)

        Although RefWorks supports exporting bibliographies in ODF format, it's missing the integration with LibreOffice. Other reference management tools do provide this, so it would be useful if RefWorks did as well. Thank you!

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          under review  ·  Todd Vaccaro responded

          We will research how to create a plugin for LibreOffice and then can comment on when we could address it.

        • Allow direct download of bibliography

          Allow direct download of bibliography with the file type of choice like the old RefWorks

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          • Cut and paste references in google docs

            It would be great if it was possible to cut and paste in google docs without the references in the text you cut out disappears, or aren’t recognized as references when they are pasted into the text again.
            They don’t do this immediately but when you update the document or change your citation style.

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            • Give the option for removing initials in citations where there are two authors with the same name but different publication year.

              WnC 4.5 deals with authors that have the same surname differently to WnC 4.4. Our style is based on a version of Harvard and in WnC 4.4 in text citations for authors with the same surname are given the suffix of a,b etc onto the date e.g: (Smith, 2008a), (Smith, 2008b) to distinguish them. In the new version (4.5) if these authors have different initials, then that is added into the citation e.g: (A. Smith, 2008), (B. Smith, 2008).

              If the citations in question have different years - then initials are added to that as well e.g: (A. Smith, 2008),…

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              • Fix discrepancy in handling of 'retrieved' date

                In Edit record mode, 'Date retrieved' is a single uncontrolled text string. In Output Style editor, this data is split across two elements 'Retrieved (month/day)' and 'Retrieved (year)'. This means you risk ending up either with incomplete retrieved dates or with a repeat of the retrieval year in the citation output, depending on how the data is stored. Can these different data components by standardized, so that retrieval data is handled consistently?

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                • Write-n-Cite

                  Dear RefWords gentlemen, I thank you for collaborating informing me how to speak the Write-n-Cite in the Microsoft word offcie 365 proplus.

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                  • Annoying bug in Write-n-Cite for Word

                    I think this has only come up with the last few versions and I just tried that it exists with 4.5.1682.

                    When Write-n-Cite is installed and activated in Word but user has not logged in to it (because not actively using it), Word shows up the Write-n-Cite login dialog every time a document is opened via the Word recent files.

                    This is a problem because we have deployed Write-n-Cite to all our campus workstations and obviously not everyone uses it.

                    I think that this is a bug that needs to be looked into.

                    - Jouni Alkio / Aalto University /…

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                    • Write-n-Cite

                      Apreciados señores RefWords, les agradezco me colaboren informandome como hablitar el Write-n-Cite en el word de Microsoft offcie 365 proplus.

                      Gracias por su respuesta

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                      • Quick Cite: Support footnotes

                        Quick Cite does not currently support notes.

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                        • Add "one line one cite" feature. Gives people ability to insert in-text citations in programs other than Word or Google Docs.

                          Our campus is using Microsoft Office 365. The "one line one cite" feature that was available in the Legacy version gives the option of being able to insert citations/create bibliographies in other writing software.

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                          • allow insert citation to word from RefWorks library

                            Allow "insert citation" button from RefWorks library so that when you select the reference you want to cite in your word document, it inserts the citation at the cursor. I want to be able to find the reference I need to cite from RefWorks, not from the pop-up in word where it is difficult to search. This would function like EndNote's "insert reference" button.

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                            • Stop screen jumping down to bibliography when you add a citation using RCM

                              Currently when you insert citations using RCM in Word the screen automatically jumps down to the end of the document, where it inserts the reference for the bibliography. If you have a long document, particularly one where you may be going back and editing earlier sections, this gets very annoying very quickly as you then have to scroll back up to where you were in the document. I've had two users complain to me about this in the last couple of weeks. Is it possible for this to not happen or for users to have the option of adding the…

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                              • Technical standards currently uses the default reference type. We would prefer it to use Cite Them Right's Harvard specification

                                Cite Them Right defines it as:

                                Name of authorising organisation (Year of publication) Number and title of standard. Place of publication: publisher OR Available at: URL (Accessed: date).

                                (see attached screenshot for italics)

                                This could also be applied to Summon's Harvard output style which is also deficient. For example, on Summon the Harvard output style cites:
                                ASTM International 2017, Standard Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete. This omits the parentheses around the year, and there is no metadata for: Place of publication: publisher. Similarly, for a BS EN ISO standard, the output is also wonky -- it should display British…

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                                • Rotation feature

                                  There doesn't appear to be a feature that allows users to rotate documents if they need to be viewed in landscape.

                                  Additionally, the highlight feature is not always usable. It would be helpful if the highlight feature worked similar to how it does in Adobe Acrobat--if the document is scanned, the highlight feature works like a marker (you "draw" the highlighting on). If the doc is simply a converted file or from the internet, the highlight feature
                                  highlights word by word.

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                                  • Complemento de word

                                    En ocasiones cuando se trabaja con el complemento de word no funciona se deshabilita , como se puede mejorar esto que es muy desgastante.

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                                    • Add the ability to resize the window of Write-N-CiteⅢ and WNC4

                                      It may be useful for users to be able to change the window size of Write-n-Cite III and WNC 4 as they like.

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                                      • Localised variations of referencing styles

                                        Is there a way that our RefWorks accounts can link into the various styles of referencing used by various institutions in Ireland? Hospital staff attend courses in various 3rd level institutions throughout the country and the referencing styles used seem to have localised variations when compared to the styles listed in RefWorks.

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                                        • RefWorks Citation Manager - change default to last folder used instead of "all references"

                                          The RefWorks Citation Manager add-in always defaults to the “All references” folder after choosing an action. For example, if I go to a different folder and choose to “Edit & Cite” for one of the citations, it then toggles back to the All references folder instead of staying in the folder I had been using. This requires me to keep re-selecting the folder where I had accumulated sources for a project.

                                          For workflow, it would be useful to have RefWorks Citation Manager default to folder last used instead of to All References.

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