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  1. Automatically convert highlight to note

    Highlighting is now seperated from creating notes. Which means that you have to do the same work twice. First highlighting and next converting that to a note or notes.

    It would be great if mendeley automatically does this. So when you highlight a certain phrase, that mendeley for example takes an adittional sentence before (or few words) and after and converts this to a note.

    This way you automatically have your own overview of an article written in the notes

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  2. When closing Mendeley, save opened PDF tabs and restore them on next start

    I would find this a very useful feature. Often we read and analyze some papers over days/weeks, where you have to restart your PC and consequently Mendeley often (hibernation is no solution for all pc systems).

    Modern PDF readers like x-change viewer or browsers like Firefox let you save the current session of opened tabs and restore them when starting the program again.

    In mendeley I often use the search function to open some papers, finding those papers everytime again and open them is a bit annoying. You could put all open papers also in an folder, but this is…

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  3. annotated and highlighted texts are exportable

    provide a feature so that highlighted texts are also exportable or can be shown in one place
    this feature can drastically improve user experience and will put you in front of all the current available softwares.

    89 votes
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  4. Provide several colours for highlighting the pdf

    This would allow more thorough work with the document, such as highlighting by topics or by importance

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  5. Enable File Organizer to organize files so as to match the folder organization the user has already defined in Mendeley Desktop

    Users define the logical organization of their references using Mendeley Desktop folders. It would be nice if the physical organization of downloaded papers on the local hard drive also matched this organization. Currently, File Organizer does not enable you to do this, and instead only organizes files by year, author etc.

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  6. enable direct export to Mendeley from Google Scholar and EBSCO

    This will increase the notoriety of Mendeley as reference manager and save a lot of time for Mendeley users.

    FYI, currently Google scholar allows direct export to Import into BibTeX Import into EndNote Import into RefMan Import into RefWorks and EBSCO allows Direct Export to RefWorks and EndNote Web and Direct Exports in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero).

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  7. add double-sided print capabilities

    Add double-sided print capabilities/access to advanced print dialogue to the print option in Mendeley. Printing everything one-sided is not very economical! Thanks!

    48 votes
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  8. Enable the built-in PDF reader to recognize annotations (notes, highlights, etc.) made in external PDF readers (such as Acrobat and Evince).

    The built-in PDF reader do not recognize annotations (notes, highlights, etc.) made in external PDF readers (such as Acrobat Reader and Evince). The problem is twofold:
    (1) when I include notes on Mendeley, I must export the notes as a new PDF file, so they cannot e changed in another PDF reader; and
    (2) when I include notes on my Android device (with any PDF reader), the notes are not recognized by Mendeley.

    My suggestion is to enable the Mendeley's built-in PDF reader to recognize such annotations. So the changes made both on my tablet (external reader) or on my…

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  9. Create a Mendeley Google Drive addons

    Create a Mendeley Google Drive Addons to allow the same features of the Word Plugin. This will sky rocket Google Drive for the production of articles.

    https://developers.google.com/apps-script/quickstart/docs

    208 votes
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  10. Automatic periodic scan of databases

    A tool to automatically scan databases (NCBI, Web of Science) and retrieve papers with keywords on a weekly, monthly, etc (customizable) basis

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  11. enable the rotation of individual pages. the current rotate feature makes you lose your place and rotates the entire document.

    enable the rotation of individual pages. the current rotate feature makes you lose your place and rotates the entire document.

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  12. Years can not be displayed fully in Win8(high resolution Lenovo Yoga 3200*1800)

    I can not see the years in the library view, especially when I want to sort my papers in year, it seems the high resolution cause this problem, because I can see the years in my desktop with lower resolution.

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  13. Make a "Reveal citation in Mendeley" feature

    When I'm looking through my paper and wish to read the article I cited, the only ways to acces it are:
    1. highlight the citation, click "edit citation" and "go to mendeley" and then double click the article to read it.
    2. Go to the reference list/bibliography and see what the citation is, the look it up manually in Mendeley.

    It would be helpful if you implemented a feature to go directly to the article in Mendeley, when the citation is highlighted in word. It could be a right click option for example..

    Thanks for a great ref manager!

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  14. night reading mode for built-in PDF

    Please introduce the background colour options and the text colour options so that the built-in PDF viewer can be adjusted to read in night using some black background and light coloured text. Please ensure that the fidelity of the actual text does not go due to this. Otherwise the software is going good.

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  15. continue to support mac word 2008

    It's a shame you withdrawed support for mac word 2008, since a lot of people are still using it (that includes me!)!!!

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  17. allow readers to toggle between text and reference (this is often possible), and back to the original location in the text within a document

    When I read a document with references, I can often click to link to the reference in the bibliography, but to return to the text I was reading, I have to scroll back and find my place. It would be a lot easier if there were a way to return back to the page/paragraph I was originally reading. In essence, a Control Back command.

    24 votes
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  18. Automatically correct capitalization of article titles to meet APA requirements without CSL editor

    Originally there was a post titled "Remove Capitals in Article Title for APA Style". Mendeley admin said they fixed this by giving users difficult instructions to edit the APA style to correct this issue. This is not an adequate fix to this problem, which does not meet the APA 6th edition requirements. Each user should not have to make these changes individually and there are not even instructions in the link provided (http://support.mendeley.com/customer/portal/articles/895771-getting-started-with-the-visual-csl-editor) that specifically show how to make the necessary changes. It has been 18 months and this issue has still not been resolved.

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  19. Generate glossary of acronyms, initialisms, and abbreviations from text

    Mendeley is great software for research, but could be improved further if it collected for you all the acronyms used in a document's text. It could appear as a tab along with "Notes", "Contents", et cetera. It might be too much to ask that it scrape the text for what the acronym stands for, but clicking on the acronym in the list or in the text could at least take you to the location of the acronym's first use.

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  20. Bugfix: Newlines appearing in Notes area

    I have some text in the notes area on the side in mendeley with blank lines to seperate paragraphs.

    For some reasons the newlines seem to expand, i.e. originaly I wrote something like:

    Paragraph1 blah
    blah

    Pragraph2 blah

    And I end up with a lot of unnecessary new lines between the paragraphs, which makes reading the notes unpleasant:

    Paragraph1 blah
    blah

    Pragraph2 blah

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