Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev5

This is a release candidate for Mendeley Desktop 1.7. This update brings refinements to the Mac Word 2011 plugin, the citation style editor and fixes a long standing issue with a hang in the Add/Watch Folder dialogs on Windows.

Citation Style Editor

    The citation style editor's URL has changed from csleditor.mendeley.com to csl.mendeley.com/editor. The styles created by the editor now have IDs beginning with csl.mendeley.com/styles. This prefix should be stable going forwards. Within Mendeley Desktop, the style editor can be opened by right-clicking on a style in the citation style dialog and selecting 'Edit Style'
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  • Added a 'Save As' option to the citation style editor. This creates a copy of the style being edited with a new ID.
  • Added a Help menu to the citation style editor with links to documentation for the style editor and integration with Mendeley Desktop.
  • Added a 'Copy Style Link' menu item to the context menu in the citation styles dialog. This can be used to get a link to a style which can then be shared with other Mendeley users.

Word Plugins

  • (Mac and Windows) Fixed issue where focus did not return to Word after changing citation style using the citation style browser.
  • (Mac and Windows) Turned off grammar checking for bibliography entries inserted in Word using the Mendeley plugin.
  • (Mac) Keyboard shortcuts have been re-introduced for the Mac Word 2011 plugin. They can be found in the Script -> Mendeley menu.
  • (Mac) When installing the plugin, warn if Office has been installed without Visual Basic for Applications support.
  • Fixed a Mendeley crash when refreshing a document containing citations inserted using Zotero's Word plugin if the option to embed document details in citation fields is turned off in Zotero's document preferences.

PDF Import

  • (Windows) Fixed a long standing problem in the Add Folder and Watch Folders dialogs that could cause the dialog to hang when opening, especially when browsing folders on remote systems.
  • In the 'Import more PDFs from this folder' dialog, clicking 'No Thanks' no longer prevents unselected files from being suggested for import again in the future.

Search

  • Fixed searches for 'field:keyword1 keyword2' finding all documents matching 'field:keyword1' OR containing 'keyword2' in the full text. The current behavior is that both 'keyword1' and 'keyword2' must match the metadata.

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