Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop v1.12.3-dev1

This release improves the performance of the Word and LibreOffice plugins, especially when adding new citations or adjusting citations in large documents.


  • Inserting or updating a single citation in a document with many citations is much faster in many cases.
  • Refreshing citations in large Word documents is now much faster. Word now also reports the progress of the refresh in the status bar.
  • The citation style for new Word and LibreOffice documents now defaults to the currently selected citation style in Mendeley Desktop
  • Added an option to choose whether documents are automatically marked as read when opened.

Bugs Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could result in citations being lost when refreshing multiple Word documents simultaneously.
  • (Mac Word) Fixed an error when inserting a citation in a table with text wrapping enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where note annotations where not exported correctly as standard PDF annotations when using File → Export PDF with Annotations...

Supported Platforms

The supported versions of Microsoft Word, Mac OS X and Linux changed in Mendeley Desktop 1.12.

  • The Microsoft Word plugin for Windows requires Word 2007 or later.
  • The Microsoft Word plugin for Mac requires Word 2011.
  • Mendeley Desktop for Mac requires OS X 10.6 or newer and a 64bit Mac (this includes all systems built in late-2006 or later).
  • Mendeley Desktop for Linux requires Ubuntu 12.04 or an equivalently new flavor of Debian, Red Hat etc.


Mendeley uses

Mendeley Open Source Library

The Mendeley Open Source library contains code derived from Qt or kdelibs, and some Mendeley-authored utility classes.