Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev2

Changes in 1.5-dev2

  • Fix copying of citations via Edit -> Copy Citation.
  • Fix delay when switching folders containing many documents.
  • Export 'urldate' field for Web Page documents in BibTeX export.
  • If the 'keyword' field is repeated for a single entry in BibTeX files, import all values.
  • Fix crash when dragging documents onto the sticky notes list.
  • Improve the mappings between EndNote XML and Mendeley document types.
  • (Linux) Fix crash on startup under Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 16 and OpenSuSE with KDE 4.8
  • (Windows) Fix a possible crash when installing Word plugin.

Changes in 1.5-dev1

New Features and Improvements

  • Support for 64bit Word 2010
  • Improved Undo/Redo of inserting/editing/refreshing Mendeley citations in Word 2010. Actions performed with the Mendeley Cite-o-Matic toolbar can now be undone/redone via Word's Undo menu.
  • Improved performance of citation and bibliography refresh
  • Experimental: Automatically sync changes from Mendeley Desktop to Mendeley Web. Note that changes are not automatically synced in the Web -> Desktop direction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a number of issues that could cause Word plugin installation to fail on Windows.
  • Fixed Mendeley extracting nonsense journal names from some PDFs with offline metadata extraction. Only journal names extracted from embedded XMP metadata or online sources will now be used.
  • Fixed Mendeley becoming unresponsive whilst waiting for Word or Outlook to be closed during plugin installation.
  • Mendeley will attempt to politely close Word on Mac before installing the plugin.
  • Fixed a number of issues that could result in Microsoft Word becoming unresponsive, taking longer to start up or crashing with the Word plugin installed.
  • More robust handling of corrupted citation fields in Word documents.


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