Mendeley Desktop 1.15 – Out today!



Microsoft Office 2016 on Mac

The Mendeley citation plugin now works with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac (and Windows, but that worked already), so you can now, once again, easily generate citations and bibliographies.

You can install the Word plugin from the “Tools” menu in Mendeley Desktop. Once installed, you’ll need to restart Office and then find the citation controls in the “Add-Ins” tab of the ribbon toolbar in Microsoft Word.

Please bear with us on the aesthetics of the ribbon toolbar – we are waiting for Microsoft to make some changes to their ribbon implementation to allow us to achieve a design that looks like the rest of the ribbon, but this currently isn’t possible. We are told the changes may be a few months away.

In addition, we’ve fixed numerous general and plugin bug fixes, which we’ve listed below:

General bug fixes

  • Fixed arXiv and PubMed ID lookup.
  • Increased file size limit to 250 MB.
  • Fixed exported BibTeX when document notes contain multiple lines.
  • Fixed exported BibTeX when metadata contains accented characters.
  • Fixed bug exporting some “month” metadata fields to BibTeX files.
  • “A” initials in the document won’t be occasionally converted to lowercase after importing a PDF.
  • Enabled Edit Find Next/Previous in the PDF viewer.
  • Saves PDF zoom levels when switching tabs.
  • Fixed a crash when retrieving certain annotations.
  • Fixed bug exporting some “month” metadata fields to BibTeX files.
  • Avoids creating duplicate annotations when switching tabs.
  • File organizer now works across partitions.
  • In Literature Search, the button to add a document to your library situated in the document view is back.
  • Switching tabs will keep the last read position of each open PDF.

Citation Plugin bug fixes

  • Improves reliability of plugin installation for Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac.
  • Avoids showing an error message when opening a protected Microsoft Word document (e.g. when a document has been downloaded).
  • Exporting MS Word compatible from LibreOffice won’t raise an exception anymore.
  • Fixed the error when canceling “Export Compatible with LibreOffice”.
  • A LibreOffice plugin installation error has been fixed.
  • (Mac): In the Word for Mac plugin, updating your citations and bibliography won’t make the Word document file get bigger each time (causing a Microsoft Word error after a while).