Also, I downgraded from Word 2004 to Word X so that I could use the Cite-While-You-Write feature of Endnote, which is lovely because you can easily add references and reformat the bibliography at your leisure. Endnote has yet to release an upgrade that lets it talk to Word 2004. Unfortunately I’d forgotten that the Word/Endnote combination also seems to radically slow down my computer, giving me spinning wheels of misfortune that offer the perfect opportunity to pop over to another more responsive window and just, well, just get totally distracted. As I am now. Back to Word.

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  1. Mitsu

    (Now, isn’t calling it a “URI” a little confusing? More accurate, but the reality is, everybody calls it an URL, so we might as well just accept the slightly less accurate term for the sake of communication…)

    These Mac tools make me want to switch to a Mac. I would if they had a low-power G5 laptop. I mean, Alamut has stopped writing all because of his beloved DevonThink. Available only for the Mac.

    I suspect your spinning wheels of death would be alleviated by more RAM. Maybe a lot more RAM. But then again maybe not.

  2. Patrik Svensson

    Jill, don’t you think that endnote type applications represent an unattainable dream – being organized, having the computer do the work (ultimately manifested in a write-a-dissertation macro) and saving time. I love these programs have tried a whole bunch. My current favorite tool is Biblioscape – which to seems to be much more “modern” than most others (including Endnote which is pretty much a card box:). For instance it allows for web publishing and editing/adding through a web page (as well as the program itself).

  3. snwbrdr-xyz

    “…Cite-While-You-Write feature of Endnote, which is lovely because you can easily add references and reformat the bibliography at your leisure.”

    Have you considered using LaTeX (in conjunction with Bibtex), rather than Word ? Takes a while to get used to it, but afterwards you never want to go back.

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