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  1. Arabic language option

    For the language option menu that is in the top blue ribbon could you please include Arabic?

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  2. Accents

    we can not use the accents in Spanish on last names

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  3. Añadir una campo personalizado. Add a custom field

    Quisiera que el campo personalizado se vea igual que todos los demás campos, en todas las referencias: que esté a la vista cuando editas, sin tener que ir referencia por referencia, clicar “añadir más campos", buscarlo y rellenarlo. ¿Es posible hacer eso?
    Add a custom field. I want the custom field to look the same as all the other fields, in all the references: to be visible when you edit, without having to go reference by reference, click "add more fields", search and fill it in. Is it possible to do that?

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  4. Allow page display customization

    I find that the "bubbly" nature of the new version makes it easy to start using, but now that I want to use it as a research tool, I would like to minimize the size of all the text, buttons, and icons so that more information can be displayed at one time. I would prefer the option to sort references and move through the platform efficiently. Make all my folders display in the same box (not separated by shared or not). In general, if it looked more like a computer files system rather than a phone app, it would allow…

    3 votes
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  5. Fix TypeErrors related to uBlock Origin

    Users who use uBlock Origin and try to log in to RefWorks are unable to do so. (Tested in Firefox and Chrome.) The devtools console reports a TypeError regarding some tracking structures found unexpectedly undefined at login time. There are very simple ways to handle such cases gracefully in the code, and should be a simple fix for any modern website.

    Right now, there is a help document at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/RefWorks/Knowledge_Articles/RefWorks_Browser_Best_Practices, to which a support representative will send users, upon request. This document explains that RefWorks does not play well with the likes of uBlock Origin, and requests that users…

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  6. RCM document and references

    Change this item in RefWorks Citation Manager from

    Document and References: refresh with recent updates

    to

    Refresh document and references after recent updates.

    Refresh is a key term and will be easier for students to see why it matters.

    3 votes
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  7. Be able to import your school contact list for student/faculty emails into RefWorks

    It would be great if we could have our school's contact info for emails imported into RefWorks so it was not necessary to manually type out each person's email for when you share a folder. This would greatly help when sharing with more than one person.

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  8. Journal names when abbreviated dont't get added to the reference list correctly.

    There seems to be a bug when adding references with abbreviated journal name to the reference list. Sometimes the reference gets divided into two lines even though it would fit to one line. This doesn't happen every time, but my collegeis having exatly the same problem.

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  9. Have cursor appear when the "Insert/Edit Citation" window opens, without having to click the "Search References" bar

    I would like to suggest that when the "Insert/Edit Citation" window opens, it would be nice if the cursor appeared already in the "Search References" bar, rather than having to click on it. This would make the process much smoother.

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  10. "Create Account" option shows up too soon, produces error, turns students away

    On the Legacy Platform, students are experiencing an error when they attempt to create new account. The "Create Account" option shows up as soon as the consent button is checked, so students check on "Create Account" instead of "next" and experience an error, then turn away. Please do not put the "Create Account" option up until it's actually an option... until after student has entered their name, field of study, etc. This is extremely poor design.

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  11. Have a public URL for sharing projects

    In folders, it is possible to share with those who are not affiliated with the university. Is it possible to have a public URL option available when sharing projects?

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  12. Reference editing - Increase the sidebar window size

    My suggestion is for the referenced editing sidebar window. Can we increase the size of this side window? Why not give the user more room to see and view what they are editing? I know for myself, I'd like to have the ability to increase or decrease the width of the edit sidebar window.

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  13. Allow us to be able to access the old version of ref works through the new version

    There may be references that we have not moved from the old version to the new one. We should be able to move from one version to the other on the same interface.

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  14. Is there a way to configure the default view when opening Refworks to have the option to choose the menu from the sidebar?

    Is there a way to configure the default view when opening Refworks to have the option to choose the menu from the sidebar?
    Hence, when a user logs into their account - have the center display empty and have the use choose from the left column default options.
    When our users log in - sometimes they get confused as to what they are looking at in the center area that currenlty defaults to 'all documents'
    Would like to have the center blank and have use choose what they want to see..

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  15. Improve the note when I see the PDF document

    when I write some note while reading PDF document, the note hides some part of the text of PDF document.
    Can you let me keep see the full text while opening the note?

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  16. Setting or preference that allows my default to be APA since everything my University wants it APA. It saves a click, and format accidents.

    Allow me to permanently select APA so I don’t accidentally mix or miss format from other citation styles. My school wants 100% APA, so I’d rather not have to select it each and every time. I’d like to minimize my time formatting, and maximize my time reading the content rather than worrying about the format of the bib/works sited.

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  17. No menu bar above toolbar

    The blue menu bar doesn't reduce with the window, resulting in the account and language tab float over the toolbar. It prevents the user to access some tools when using RefWorks alongside other programs, with reduced windows side by side

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  18. For institutions with multiple users create a syncing system

    Allow institutions to create accounts on behalf of users via Google.
    Instead of having users create an account, admins simply provide users with the login and password for their account.
    Support integration into the Clever application.

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  19. Link button in table view

    Right now to view a source you have to click on the source, go to the sidebar that pops up, scroll down, and copy the URL text into the browser address bar. Putting a link to the source right in the table view for all your sources seems incredibly simple.

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  20. Make it work on tablets

    It's currently almost impossible to use on tablets

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