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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 1.19.8 Dev 3:

  • updated Mendeley citation plugin to avoid 'Word cannot change the function of the specified key' error message on macOS Catalina
  • fixed a sync issue after restoring backups

Following the announcement on our blog on 2nd November we have:

  • removed the 'Related Documents' option from the UI
  • removed the options of creating public and invite-only groups
  • removed external group links
  • removed external links to user profiles
  • removed the 'Literature Search' option from the UI
  • removed the 'Invite Colleagues' option from the UI

What's New in version 1.19.5:

  • We added a get Mendeley Cite - our new citation tool - link to the tools menu. Find out more here
  • We also fixed two UI bugs.

Support:

  • If you encounter any problems using Mendeley or have questions to ask please contact our support team.
  • For news and updates about Mendeley see our blog.

Mendeley uses:

  • PDF technology powered by PDFTron.
  • Portions of this product 2008 Glyph & Cog, LLC.
  • Fugue Icons by Pinvoke.
  • Silk Icons by FamFamFam.
  • Social Network Icons and buttons by Komodo Media, Rogie King.
  • Word/LibreOffice plugins use code Zotero / Center for History and New Media / George Mason University.
  • CSL and citeproc-js for reference formatting.

What's New in version 1.19.4:

  • made changes to the export process to allow the export to be canceled
  • improved error messaging when trying to add a bibliography to unsupported components in MS Word
  • introduced a loop break out in Word when a user takes too long to interact with Mendeley.
  • added bulk export highlights along side of bulk exporting sticky notes annotations
  • fixed a bug with the search sort order
  • fixed a bug to avoid Mendeley Desktop sync getting stuck at group sync
  • fixed crashes ?on document search
  • on deduplication
  • when installing the Citation Plug in for LibreOffice
  • when signing out after checking for updates

What's New in version 1.19.3:

  • You can now export multiple PDFs with annotations

We have fixed the following bugs:

In the library:

  • The 'Read' column has been restored in the Recently Read view
  • The application is no longer unresponsive during automatic backups
  • For MacOSX Sierra and High Sierra users we have reduced the GPU usage
  • Annotations can now be moved after they have been created
  • Annotations are no longer displaying as 'Unknown user' for all exported annotations

In the MS Word Citation plugin:

  • Fixed an issues causing users to get the error message 'Range cannot be deleted (6028)
  • Merging citation in areas other than the body text now merge correctly
  • Correct error messages are now displayed when you try to insert a citation or bibliography in a prohibited area
  • Fixed some issues to improve performance
  • In the LibreOffice citation plugin
  • Adjacent inline or footnote citations no longer fail to merge when cited in a table
  • We know some of you are still experiencing issues with the MS Word citation plugin and we do not yet have a fix for all of these but we have added some extra options to help us debug these issues.

What's New in version 1.19.2:

  • The database back-up feature has been restored.

We fixed bugs that were causing the app to crash during:

  • Sync
  • PDF import; and
  • Opening a corrupted database

We also fixed two bugs relating to sync causing:

  • Incorrect sync for users using the app on more than one machine
  • Sync to fail when the user profile was not synced

What's New in version 1.19.3 Dev 1:

We have fixed the following bugs:

In the library:

  • The 'Read' column has been restored in the Recently Read view
  • The application is no longer unresponsive during automatic backups
  • For MacOSX Sierra and High Sierra users we have reduced the GPU usage
  • Annotations can now be moved after they have been created
  • Annotations are no longer displaying as 'Unknown user' for all exported annotations

In the MS Word Citation plugin:

  • Fixed an issues causing users to get the error message 'Range cannot be deleted' (6028)
  • Merging citation in areas other than the body text now merge correctly
  • Correct error messages are now displayed when you try to insert a citation or bibliography in a prohibited area
  • Fixed some issues to improve performance

In the LibreOffice citation plugin:

  • Adjacent inline or footnote citations no longer fail to merge when cited in a table

What's New in version 1.19:

  • We have improved security for users accessing Mendeley Desktop on a shared machine
  • Literature search has been updated so you should see better results
  • We have fixed a bug so you can now rename groups again without going to mendeley.com

We have fixed some bugs in the MS Word plugin that caused:

  • Incorrect citation to be added when using footnote citation styles
  • Errors on editing citations when the bibliography was selected
  • Mendeley Desktop now supports the LibreOffice 64bit version on MS Windows

We also fixed some bugs in the LibreOffice plugin that caused:

  • Citations not to be added after a bibliography had been inserted
  • Issues with inserting a bibliography

What's New in version 1.18.1:

  • Please be aware Windows XP and earlier Windows OS versions will no longer be officially supported by Mendeley Desktop
  • The display for Groups now only shows Documents; Overview and Members will no longer display but you can still manage Group members on mendeley.com
  • Improved speed of drag 'n' drop when dragging large number of documents
  • Fixed linking to Get Help

Fixed an error:

  • that caused the Citation plug-in to hang on refresh in MS Word and LibreOffice
  • that caused citations not to render properly when inserted in a table
  • that caused repeat citations to be incorrectly indexed
  • on inserting bibliography
  • that caused MS Word for Mac 16.8 to slow down when the plug-in was installed
  • that caused 'Keep citation edit?' to appear multiple time when editing citations
  • that caused MS word to hang when editing a citation

What's New in version 1.18:

  • Please be aware Windows XP and earlier Windows OS versions will no longer be officially supported by Mendeley Desktop
  • The display for Groups now only shows Documents; Overview and Members will no longer display but you can still manage Group members on mendeley.com
  • Improved speed of drag 'n' drop when dragging large number of documents
  • Fixed linking to Get Help

Fixed an error ?that caused the Citation plug-in to hang on refresh in MS Word and LibreOffice:

  • that caused citations not to render properly when inserted in a table
  • that caused repeat citations to be incorrectly indexed on inserting bibliography
  • that caused MS Word for Mac 16.8 to slow down when the plug-in was installed
  • that caused 'Keep citation edit?' to appear multiple time when editing citations
  • that caused MS word to hang when editing a citation

What's New in version 12.1:

  • Bugfix: Matching of papers in your library to the Mendeley catalog in the 'Details' pane is now faster and more reliable.
  • Fixed crash when viewing Related Research for a collection of papers.
  • Fixed crash when using Help -> Check for Updates multiple times in the same session.

What's new in version 1.12:

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the current scroll position within a PDF to be reset when switching tabs.
  • Fixed possible crash when using literature search repeatedly.
  • Fixed possible crash when viewing document details.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause file attachments not to sync properly if a document had multiple file attachments and a very long title.

What's new in version 1.11:

New Features:

  • Contents - The Contents tab displays an outline of the PDF. This will use the outline embedded in the PDF if present or an automatically extracted outline for selected open access papers.
  • Enrichments - For supported papers, the Enrichments tab displays tables and figures found in the paper, allowing you to navigate the paper more quickly. You can also copy table data directly to the clipboard for further analysis in other apps.
  • Preview Release Opt-in - Added option to opt-in to preview updates under Help -> Check for Updates -> Opt-in to Experimental Releases.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where the scroll position was lost in the Notes pane when switching between tabs.
  • Fixed certain hyperlinks not scrolling to linked page when clicked in PDF viewer.
  • Corrected the tooltip for the 'Insert Citation' button in Mac Word.
  • Selecting an already-selected Note in the notes tab or entry in the Enrichments tab now correctly scrolls to the entry in the PDF.
  • Mac: Fixed a crash on startup when automatic proxy configuration is enabled if the PAC configuration URL is invalid.
  • Mac: Fixed a crash when dragging a PDF file onto the Mendeley dock icon whilst signed out.
  • Fixed citations generated for legal cases and working papers with certain styles.
  • Fixed formatting issues with citation styles that use small-caps formatting.
  • Fixed PDF viewer navigating to wrong location for some PDF links and table of contents entries.
  • Fixed a crash when indexing certain invalid PDF files.
  • Mac: Fixed 'osacompile' error which some users experienced when installing the Word plugin.

Changes:

  • Pasting a link into Mendeley Desktop now adds the original URL to the newly imported document(s).

What's new in version 1.10.3:

New Feature:

  • This release adds an option to sign out of the current account (under the 'File' / 'Mendeley Desktop' menu) and includes a number of bug fixes.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Windows: Folder and filter labels in the left-hand library tree became invisible if text zoom was set to 200 percent or larger.
  • Windows: Pressing Ctrl+C when viewing a PDF sometimes copied a citation for the document instead of the selected text.
  • Windows: Metadata was not extracted from PDF files imported from a folder whose name contained Chinese characters.
  • Windows: The Word and LibreOffice plugins did not work if 'Work Offline' mode was enabled in Internet Explorer.
  • Some fields were still editable for documents in read-only groups.
  • Some PDFs (eg. those downloaded from http://remi.revues.org ) opened in an external PDF viewer rather than the internal one.
  • Fixed a crash when performing a new Literature Search whilst another was in progress.
  • The 'Section' and 'Series' fields were missing from formatted citations in styles that use these fields.
  • Small-caps formatting is now supported in citation styles that use it, eg. Bluebook Law Review.
  • Windows: File attachment links being lost if the file organizer was set to use Mendeley's Downloaded folder.
  • The 'Tidy Up' feature under File Organizer settings could sometimes get stuck indefinitely.

What's new in version 1.10.2:

Bugs Fixed:

  • Windows: Folder and filter labels in the left-hand library tree became invisible if text zoom was set to 200 percent or larger.
  • Windows: Pressing Ctrl+C when viewing a PDF sometimes copied a citation for the document instead of the selected text.
  • Windows: Metadata was not extracted from PDF files imported from a folder whose name contained Chinese characters.
  • Windows: The Word and LibreOffice plugins did not work if 'Work Offline' mode was enabled in Internet Explorer.
  • Some fields were still editable for documents in read-only groups.
  • Some PDFs (eg. those downloaded from http://remi.revues.org ) opened in an external PDF viewer rather than the internal one.
  • Fixed a crash when performing a new Literature Search whilst another was in progress.
  • The 'Section' and 'Series' fields were missing from formatted citations in styles that use these fields.
  • Small-caps formatting is now supported in citation styles that use it, eg. Bluebook Law Review.
  • Windows: File attachment links being lost if the file organizer was set to use Mendeley's Downloaded folder.
  • The 'Tidy Up' feature under File Organizer settings could sometimes get stuck indefinitely

What's New in version 1.10.1:

New Features:

  • Journal Abbreviations - Mendeley will now automatically abbreviate publication names when generating citations according to the style you are using. Mendeley comes with a built-in set of abbreviation rules which covers most publications. Custom abbreviations can be added via View -> Citation Styles > Journal Abbreviations. For BibTeX users, there is an option under BibTeX settings to automatically abbreviate publication names in exported .bib files.
  • Related Research - Discover related content based on specific papers in your library. Select one or more papers or a whole folder and click the 'Related' toolbar button to get instant recommendations based on your selection.

Changes and Improvements:

  • Support for Windows 8.1 operating system.
  • Improved handling of connectivity problems such as incorrect proxy settings.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed several bugs that could cause the links between documents and file attachments to be lost.
  • Fixed import of papers from web links pasted or dragged and dropped into Mendeley.
  • Fixed web links not being shown for documents in Literature Search results.
  • Fixed bug where selected toolbar action did not match active tool in PDF viewer.
  • Fixed incompatibility with LibreOffice 4.1 from Ubuntu PPAs.
  • Windows - Fixed a number of problems that resulted in Mendeley being unable to connect to Mendeley Web.
  • Windows - Fixed several problems that could prevent Mendeley Desktop from connecting to Microsoft Word.
  • Fixed sync bugs introduced in 1.10

What's New in version 1.10:

New Features:

  • Journal Abbreviations - Mendeley will now automatically abbreviate publication names when generating citations according to the style you are using. Mendeley comes with a built-in set of abbreviation rules which covers most publications. Custom abbreviations can be added via View -> Citation Styles > Journal Abbreviations. For BibTeX users, there is an option under BibTeX settings to automatically abbreviate publication names in exported .bib files.
  • Related Research - Discover related content based on specific papers in your library. Select one or more papers or a whole folder and click the 'Related' toolbar button to get instant recommendations based on your selection.

Changes and Improvements:

  • Support for the upcoming OS X 10.9 'Mavericks' and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
  • Improved handling of connectivity problems such as incorrect proxy settings.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed several bugs that could cause the links between documents and file attachments to be lost.
  • Fixed import of papers from web links pasted or dragged and dropped into Mendeley.
  • Fixed web links not being shown for documents in Literature Search results.
  • Fixed bug where selected toolbar action did not match active tool in PDF viewer.
  • Fixed incompatibility with LibreOffice 4.1 from Ubuntu PPAs.
  • Windows - Fixed a number of problems that resulted in Mendeley being unable to connect to Mendeley Web.
  • Windows - Fixed several problems that could prevent Mendeley Desktop from connecting to Microsoft Word.

What's New in version 1.9.2:

  • Bug fix: Inserting citations in a Word document on Mac is notably faster
  • Bug fix: Importing an EndNote XML library now imports properly all the file attachments.

What's New in version 1.8.5:

  • Fixed word upper case citation error
  • Removed CiteULike
  • Ris exporter now uses absolute path instead of relative
  • Fixed Crash in Windows when clicking Reload in Notes tab
  • Fixed Citation error

What's New in version 1.8.4:

  • Fixed problem with pdf page rotation on all platforms
  • Fixed problem highlighting pdf text

What's New in version 1.8.3:

  • Add support for LibreOffice 4.0.
  • Fixed warning about citing too many citations in the LibreOffice plugin.
  • Make selected text easier to read in the PDF viewer.
  • (Mac) 'Retina' display support in the PDF viewer.
  • Fixed problem with annotations created on systems with certain language/region settings not syncing correctly to other systems with different language/region settings.
  • Fixed error when inserting citations in tables and headings.
  • Fixed an issue where exporting a copy-protected PDF with annotations could fail without a clear warning.
  • (Windows) Fixed an issue where full text indexing could fail for PDFs containing certain non-ASCII characters in the filename.
  • Fixed an issue where field-specific searches could fail to find matches when the searched term or phrase occurred both at the start of a word and in the middle of a word in the field's text.

What's new in version 1.8.2:

  • Fixed an issue when inserting bibliographies in non-English language versions of Word

What's new in version 1.8.1:

  • (Windows) Added support for Microsoft 2013.
  • (Windows, Mac) The plugin can insert citations in text boxes.
  • Fixed bibliography sorting when using characters with accents, umlauts, etc.
  • Searches for 'fieldname:keyword' will now return the same results if there are spaces after the colon.
  • The library of citation styles available under the 'Get More Styles' tab is now updated daily from the central style repository.

What's new in version 1.8:

  • Improved UI look and feel under Windows 8.
  • Added Help ? Check for Updates option.
  • Fixed non-English text sometimes not being displayed properly in the documents list.
  • Fixed a problem with the Word plugin that could cause Word 2003 to crash.
  • Fixed progress indicator when importing large RIS, BibTeX and EndNote XML files

What's New in version 0.9.8.2:

New Features:

  • Windows) New interface for quickly inserting citations from Mendeley into Microsoft Word documents and editing existing citations. The 'Insert Citation' toolbar button in Microsoft Word now brings up a dialog in Word which you can use to quickly search for references by title, author or publication year and insert them as in-line citations.
  • Added a 'Send via Email' option to the right-click menu for documents. This provides an easy way to send the details of a document and a copy of the attached files to a Mendeley or email contact.
  • (Mac) Support for Microsoft Word 2011.
  • Added a 'Highlight Rectangle' tool in the PDF viewer which can be used to highlight non-text parts of PDFs and PDFs where text selection is not supported.

Improvements to Existing Features:

  • Added Undo and Redo support to the PDF viewer.
  • Pressing Enter in the search box in a PDF viewer tab now jumps to the next match.
  • Added the ability to get a link to the Mendeley catalog version of any article in your library. Right-click on the 'View research catalog entry for this paper' badge in the Details pane and select 'Copy Link'.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a number of bugs resulting in 'requested citation index out of range' messages appearing in Word and OpenOffice.org documents.
  • Fixed a number of problems with various aspects of citation formatting:
    • Fixed problems handling custom styles with Windows-style line endings.
    • Fixed authors missing in the BibTeX citation style.
    • Fixed incorrect output with some styles for documents using the 'Report' type.
    • Fixed option to include URLs in formatted citations only for web pages not being respected if the citation selector dialog was shown from Word.
    • Fixed a number of problems relating to disambiguation of citations when citing multiple documents with the same first author and year.
    • Fixed 'Date Accessed' field not appearing in formatted citations if required by the current citation style.
  • Fixed a problem where re-positioning a sticky note was not synced correctly in some situations.
  • Improved stability of Word and OpenOffice.org plugins.
  • (Windows) Fixed a problem that could cause the software to freeze whilst downloading files from the web during sync or the file organizer to get stuck whilst organizing files.
  • Added a facility to detect and repair corruption in the search index.
  • Reduced startup time for very large libraries.
  • (Mac) Show a confirmation dialog before removing field codes

What's New in version 0.9.8.1:

  • Fixed crash in Conflict Resolution dialog when multiple documents had conflicts.
  • Fixed occasional crash on start-up on Mac.
  • Fixed several small bugs when creating formatted citations.
  • Fix 'Close Tab' action being disabled in the File menu.

What's New in version 0.9.7.1:

  • Fixed a crash during sync which affected some users.
  • Fixed handling of email address changes in Mendeley Desktop after changing email address in Mendeley Web account settings.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to open a PDF file immediately after attaching it to an existing document.
  • Fixed a potential cause of crashes in file organizer.
  • Fixed files in frozen collections being removed from Mendeley Web incorrectly.
  • Fixed a crash when clicking 'Delete Documents' toolbar icon under certain circumstances.
  • Add a note in the Bibtex Sync preferences tab that documents in the 'Needs Review' collection are not exported.

What's New in version 0.9.6.3:

  • Fixed a problem some users encountered when updating databases from 0.9.6.1 and earlier versions.
  • Fixed a freeze during the 'Downloading Files' syncing step.
  • Fixed annotation syncing problems when file organizer is enabled.
  • Fixed a crash when closing the collection settings editor after removing a collection.
  • Preserved author ordering correctly when importing from Zotero.

What's New in version 0.9.6.2:

  • Fixed 'Invalid procedure call' error when opening some Word documents which contain Mendeley-generated citations.
  • Fixed several sporadic crashes related to the search and de-duplication features.
  • Fixed several sync errors which could occur when syncing annotations.
  • Fixed several crashes related to the Word/OpenOffice/ Word plugins.
  • Fixed several crashes related to the notification bar.
  • Fixed several crashes related to importing PDFs which are already in your library.
  • Fixed annotation creation times being displayed incorrectly in timezones outside of GMT.
  • Fixed sticky notes not being exported correctly via File -> Export with annotations.
  • Added a limit to the number of citations that are extracted from a single PDF and reduce the number of citations extracted with poor-quality metadata.
  • Reduced memory usage when handling large file attachments.
  • Fixed 'LinkToMendeleyVba2.dll not found' message on some Windows PCs.
  • Made database updates safer when installing new versions of Mendeley Desktop.
  • Fixed the problem where Document Details hide/show toggle in menu did not always work correctly.
  • Fixed sticky notes not being restored when restoring backups.