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  1. View all highlights

    The single most important thing I found when writing my book, and what I do desperately need for my dissertation, is a single location that lists all of my highlights from the entire project. The workflow of reviewing the documents, highlighting key ideas, viewing all the highlights, organizing them into a cohesive framework, then building it into the final product is one of the most keenly efficient ways I've ever seen to write a scholarly work, and you're one step away from being the perfect resource for that.

    Please.

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  2. Ensure RCM (RefWorks Citation Manager) works well in Microsoft Word for Mac

    allowing references to be added easily and quickly

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  3. WNC "formatting document" glitch

    When using WNC, it is possible to get a glitch, which causes MS Word to freeze to "formatting document" when adding or removing references into the text. This is most likely due to existing "broken" references in the text. I managed to fix this by completely removing the citation and parts of the text surrounding it. Removing only the visibly broken citation in the text and saving caused the problem to reoccur. Problem is discussed here:
    http://refworkscommunity.ning.com/forum/topics/formatting-document

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  4. Allow multiple independent bibliographies

    Add an option to start a second new bibliography within a single document. This would be ideal for writing chapters where each section needs a separate bibliography.

    This would be very simple to add and would help with keeping formating consistent for other objects in documents like figures.

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  5. Write-n-cite search "function" improvement

    Am I the only one who thinks the Write-n-cite "insert citation"-window functionality is horrible?
    Please,
    1) add a possibility re-size the window such that you can see more than just two references.
    2) allow proper search function - at minimum a possibility to search by typing two author names but preferably also words from any field in the reference.

    Currently I see only two lines
    and (maybe I'm doing this wrong but anyway) can only search by single author (surname).

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  6. RefWorks creates reference review for doctoral papers so it is already formatted, so all I have to do is input the information

    ReWorks creates the outline for a reference review. So I do not have to recreate the columns and titles for each category. So all I have to do is enter the information. RefWorks also puts in information in alphabetical or chronological order.

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  7. Chicago 17th Author-Date style

    Please make the style for Chicago 17th correct in all respects. I have found errors in the citation of journal articles and a chapter in an edited collection. There may be other errors. Strangely, the errors occur in newly entered references, not in references imported from legacy refworks. Also, any editing of an imported reference cause the citation to become incorrect.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Allow direct download of bibliography

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Quick Cite: Support footnotes

    Quick Cite does not currently support notes.

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  17. 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 /…

    35 votes
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  18. 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.

    23 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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