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This space holds helpful information about software and hardware and vendors that Dr. Hain has discovered by trial and error. Perhaps if enough of us do this, searches on these devices or companies will bring up more relevant information.

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Endnote is a fantastic program that helps greatly with writing academic papers. It downloads reference data from the internet, and allows you to quote them easily in your written work. You can produce references appropriate for the zillions of journals out there -- renumber them -- etc.

Problem:

Endnote doesn't work in a reliable fashion with dropbox (or google drive or nearly anything cloudy). It crashes hard from time to time. Annoying.

The publishers of Endnote suggest using the "sync option" -- their version of a cloud backup. Unfortunately, the "sync" option for Endnote is very limited. It will only sync a single library at a time.

Solution:

The way you work around this is pretty simple -- you copy your endnote directory to another drive. When you use endnote, you use the copied library. Every night, you copy your library back to the cloud version of endnote. The "syncovery" backup program is perfect for this. This keeps your work and home endnote libraries up to date with each other, and prevents crashing.

 

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