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If you work in more than one location, you might like to have the contents of your EndNote library available on all your computers.
You can sync your desktop and Online library to allow access to your library across multiple devices including ipads.
Before you sync, ensure you create a back up.
Library syncing instructions
If you work in more than one location, you might like to have the contents of your EndNote library available on all your computers. The Sync feature in EndNote 20 facilitates this goal and increases your productivity.
Synchronize an EndNote library's contents between workstations to save you from manually moving your library components between computers. This video-only walkthrough outlines the steps for setting up the Sync feature by clicking Library - Sync.
Check Sync Status to confirm all library content is synchronizing correctly. This video-only walkthrough shows how to review EndNote Sync Status details to ensure successful syncing or retrieve further information regarding a syncing issue.
Guide to Library Syncing
Quick guide to Library syncing
|NOTE: Do not share an EndNote library stored on cloud services, It will eventually lead to the corruption of your library due to the way cloud services synchronize files over the Internet.
Share your designated EndNote Sync library with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users. Assign access rights on a user-by-user basis. This video-only walkthrough shows the process to share an EndNote library by clicking File - Share.
Library sharing invitation
Accept your library sharing invitation before accessing a team's shared EndNote library. This video-only walkthrough outlines the process of accepting a library sharing invitation.
Opening a shared library
Access a library shared with you after accepting your sharing invitation. It's possible to be a sharee on multiple EndNote libraries at the same time. This video-only walkthrough shows you how to open a shared library via EndNote 20.
Sharing a group in your library
Share a specific set of references from your EndNote library with up to 1,000 colleagues. Please note group sharees cannot view file attachments. This video-only walkthrough highlights the process of sharing a custom group within your designated EndNote Sync library.