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Upgrading to EndNote X8 (Windows)

  • Before upgrading it is important you back up any of your libraries, custom styles, filters or connection files
  • EndNote version 8 and above libraries are compatible with EndNote X8
  • Uninstall previous versions before installing EndNote X8
  • If you have edited styles or downloaded USC styles (such as Harvard), filters or connection files these may be kept in a previous EndNote folder on the hard drive
  • Please check C:\Program Files\EndNote X8 (or previous folder)\Styles (or C:\\Program Files (x86)\Endnote X8\Styles on USC computers) or
    Connections or Filters. If you still require these files, move them to the Endnote X8 Styles, Connections or Filters folder. Delete the old EndNote folders from your hard drive. If you still require these files move them to the Endnote X8 Styles, Connections or Filters folder. Delete the old EndNote folders from your hard drive
  • Use the compressed library feature to email your library to yourself a colleague as backup if required
  • If you write papers in collaboration with other researchers, or share EndNote libraries, it is essential that all collaborators use a compatible version of EndNote or use Endnote Online
  • It is recommended that you create an Endnote Online account (see  instruction on Endnote Online Libguide) even if you do not intend to use it. It is said to improve full-text retrieval. Endnote X8 and Endnote Online are highly intercompatible and designed to be used together.

What's New in Endnote X8

Quick list of new features

  • Share your library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users on X7.2 or later; providing teams with immediate real time access to the same set of references, attachments, notes and annotations

  • Access the Activity Feed to see what your colleagues are doing in the Shared Library and when new members join

  • New, modern, easy to identify icons – identical across both Mac and Windows

  • Updated workflows for finding reference updates

  • Every X8 library includes a built in Recently Added group which can be customized, allowing users to pick up right where they left off in the research workflow

  • Configure Sync option in the Groups pane to simplify desktop activation process

  • Utilize unlimited file attachment storage in your online library

  • Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word 2016

  • Mac users: OS10.10 (Yosemite) or later required to run Endnote X8

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