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  1. 1 vote
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    • Two way BibTeX syncing

      Since BibTeX is a very common format to organize your library, you could implement the possibility to let be a BibTeX file your Mendeley Library. It should not be that complicated, since there are already independent import and export functions. You could keep the SQL database for additional stuff like annotations and so on.

      This feature could be nice for having better control of the data.

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      • Automatic reference search: Giving the power back to the user

        The automatic search results are often very crappy. You could implement the possibility to...

        1) ...deactivate the automatic searches. Entries would be added just on the basis on either XMP metadata or, if not existent, just using filenames. Users could search for references manually.

        2) ...deny destructive overwriting from reference search. You can offer a menu including the most suitable search results. Either the user can pick one or deny editing the entry, if no suitable result is available.

        3) Storing entries in the web database more selectively. I do not know exactly how it works, but most entries from…

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        • Document details - overlay and easy to hit button

          Make the Hide/Show document details easier to "hit" by letting more of the area around the menu item sence the cursor and visualize it by showing a circle or something. Also it would be nice to if the doc details could be a transparent overlay on top of the document in the right side, så the documents text could remain the same size. It should enhance the experience of using the contents tab.

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          • Remember file view setting for each device independently

            Currently, Mendeley appears to remember a global view setting for a file, the same for all devices. This means that if open a PDF on my PC with Mendeley and navigate to page X, and then open the same PDF on my tablet with Mendeley, it will open also on page X.

            I think this is very unintuitive and not useful. I prefer that each device has independent view settings. So each device should open the file at the last page where that file was viewed in THAT device.

            Currently I usually use my tablet to continuously read a paper…

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            • Adding "personal communication" to type of document choices

              I've been looking for how to add "personal communication" to the citation. Is there any update related this current issue, as I've seen in other feedback forums? Thanks.

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              • Institution citation

                Hi, I am Scientific Researcher at Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo, BR; and I would like to suggest the inclusion of the name "Instituto Adolfo Lutz" in Mendeley users' institution list, besides "Adolfo Lutz Institute" that already exists. I justify my request due a recent advice of my General Director who asked authors from Instituto Adolfo Lutz to write their affiliation in Portuguese from now on, in an attempt to standardize and optimize publishing data recovering.

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                • please create easy transfer of existing word document with endnote citations to Mendeley

                  please create easy transfer of existing word document with endnote citations to Mendeley

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                  • Add urldate to article entries in BibTeX export

                    At present if the 'Date Accessed' entry is filled in a journal entry, it's still not included in the generated library.bib file. For journals retrieved online it's not uncommon to require the date accesed to be listed in the citation so there's no reason not to include it to allow users to have the choice (based on selected style file in latex). Right now this requires manually editing the bib file each time it's regenerated for every entry.

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                    • HOW I GOT MY EX LOVER BACK

                      Hello, my name is Elizabeth, i was going through an article and found out about a man called Dr Bomoh. i have been suffering from breakup issues with different guys. i had to contact the spell caster. Steve was on the verge of leaving me for another woman. but i stayed positive and believe i could have him back and make him stay. lo and behold Dr Bomoh helped me. Steve and i are getting married soon. Dr Bomoh is such a nice man, he also helped me stop my cardiac arrest problem. Thanks to him and thanks to God…

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                      • use drag-and-drop in iOS11 to enable formatted references to drop into iOS word from iOS Mendeley

                        have mendeley and word open on iPadPro
                        drag reference from list to word from mendeley
                        it drops in a formatted reference at the spot
                        when finished have mendeley make an formatted bibliography
                        drag and drop bibliography into word.
                        throw away laptop i am on iPad forever

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                        • Add a typewriter tool so that you can type directly on the pdf

                          This allows the annotation to be always visible (current notes are closed by default) and allows the content of the position in the document to be used to allow notes to be kept short. This is a more natural and more productive way to add short annotations.

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                          • Allow notes to be always visible

                            This has been suggested by others but for some reason declined. This is a pretty standard feature. In my experience there is no benefit to having the notes closed by default.

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                            • Cause documents to be syn'd to web when time stamp changes

                              Because the annotating tools are very limited compared to pdf readers such acrobat reader and foxit reader I find that its necessary to open the pdf externally. However, saving the edited file does not cause it to be sync'd even though the local document has the edits on it. This means local version and the server versions mismatch - defeating the benefit of having backups in the cloud. It also means that the annotated version is not available on other devices.

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                              • mark pdf read files

                                Suppose I read a pdf file randomly and I find it important...there should be option to mark it so that can help me to search it again..read and star option do not help in this matter

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                                • web importer cannot be installed in latest firefox for macbook pro os.x el capitan 10.11.5

                                  please do something about it.. I really need to make it work on my firefox

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                                  • Clearer sorting options

                                    Mendeley changes the order of the document list without apparent reason when I read and tag them. I have a long list of documents to go through, when I try to pick up from where I left yesterday, I can't find it because it's all different and I can't find the option to go back. It's incredibly inconvenient. Then when I was doing the same kind of simple editing, it changes order again once a document is opened and closed, which did not happen yesterday. It creates huge troubles for me to keep track.

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                                    • 1 vote
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                                      • can not change the group settings

                                        Why the settings for Mendeley groups can not be changed recently? e.g. upload a new image icon.

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                                        • add a speech option to reference type

                                          I need to reference famous speeches and cant do that under this software

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