(1) I wrote at the beginning of July about how to import files which have
multiple paragraphs within one field - and to preserve these multiple
I came up with a rather cludgy solution of inserting a highly unusual
combination of characters and then searching for and replacing them in the
field once in EndNote.
Yesterday, while working on exporting data from Papyrus (using an adapted
version of the ISI crafted Papyrus output format) and importing it into
EndNote (using the Refer/BibIX format), I discovered that it does indeed
import new lines into separate lines within the same field - if they have
the tag repeated. However, because it's one of the magic inbuilt fields I
can't edit it and so cannot see how this has been done.
I've tried to recreate this in a new import format - and it does seem to
work: if the tag is repeated then a new line starts.
Can someone confirm that this is standard behaviour in EndNote so that I
can use this technique (ie repeating the tag starts a new field) in other
filters I need to write. Or is there another way to preserve paragraph
breaks in the source file when importing? (That would be far better - less
editing of the file.)
(2) Has anyone been able to import Notecards from Papyrus into EndNote
(3) In the Papyrus output filter there is a field %O (not zero, but 'oh').
This does not seem to be referred to in the list of tags in the EndNote
Import format on p 133 of the manual. Since I couldn't open up the
'Refer/BibIX' format to see how it was being treated all I could do was
infer from the results: it seems to be treated in the same way as %Z which
is put into the Notes field. Again could someone confirm that this is
(4) Finally, in the Papyrus format there is an error for this %O or %Z
field: the wya it is written if the first field in the output is empty it
will not add in any more of the fields to the data file. The thing to do
is to have a separate conditional field for each field you want to be
tagged as %O (or %Z). I've tested this and it does indeed work like this.
If anyone wants a revised version of this Papyrus output file, let me know
- perhaps ISI would like it?
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