Powercite software that runs as a Microsoft Word 2007/2010 add-in.


Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
Microsoft Word 2013, 2016

Click the PowerCite button on the ribbon to start PowerCite for current document.


Every document will have its own instance of PowerCite, thus keeping databases separate between documents.
PowerCite functionality is accessible form three taskpanes


1 . Database taskpane is the main taskpane for management of references. It is used organize references, insert references in document, access full-text PDF files or web pages associated with references, access settings for the document or for the application, and other tools.
2 . Reference manager taskpane is the second most useful taskpane. It gives details of selected reference, and is home for PowerCite’s web browser and PDF viewer
3 . PubMed taskpane provides an organized way to search PubMed or Google Scholar.

PowerCite adds following files / folders in the document folder


1 . A ‘pcxmls’ file with same name as the word document. This contains the database linked with the document.
2 . FullText folder contains pdf files for the references. Each pdf is given a unique name which is linked to the reference.
3 . PowerCite folder contains
a . Pdfxmls files that contain information about highlights and the reading position
b . _abstract.html file is PubMed webpage download for the reference for offline viewing

This is main working taskpane for PowerCite
It has three tabs

1 . Database tab. This tab is main tab for working with reference database. Its features include
a.Opening, importing or saving database
b.Sorting, filtering, organizing, viewing references
c.Importing, adding, merging or deleting references
d.Inserting or removing references to or from document
e.Accessing full-text PDFs or web pages associated with the references
2 . Settings tab. This tab includes
a. Access software settings
1. Visualization customization
2. Web time-out duration
3. Icon clicks behavior in database customization
4. University PubMed link customization
5. Design citation formats
6. Design import format to import from other softwares
7. Define folders to be used as central repository
8. And reference taskpane customization
b. Unlock software
c. Access document settings
1. Citation format
2. Covert references for other software formats to PowerCite, or vice-versa (limited)
3. Change the database file linked with the current document
3 .Tools tab. This tab includes
a. Folder browser for current document
b. Notes, which are saved within a document, using a key, and are hidden from other users
c. Quick calculator
d. Abbreviation management tools
e. And conversion of fields to text only, for working with document in a software unable to handle Microsoft word fields

This taskpane has three tabs

1 . Details tab, where selected reference details can be edited or added.
2 . Web tab, which is a web browser that allows
a . Adding a web page as a reference to database, which can be used as bookmarks for working document
b . Adding PubMed reference directly to the database
c . Visualize linked webpage or PubMed link of a reference
d . Download PDF and link to current reference
3 . PDF tab, which is a PDF viewer that allows
a . Highlights, that are not embedded in the PDF file but kept in the document folder. This allows different highlights for same PDF for different documents
b . Search within PDF file
c . Directly search a selected text from PDF in web browser
d . Open a PDF file linked to a reference

Is designed to search PubMed and Google Scholar in an organized fashion.

– Its top section is a search box, with multiple shortcuts to help you build a search query.
– Middle section displays search results. Multiple searches can be combined. Index value displays the number of search results the reference has been found.
– Bottom section quickly displays selected information for each reference. Format for this section is customizable

This tab is main user interface for PowerCite. This section covers the main features that will get you started. Some advanced features will be covered later sections.

a . Adding a new reference.
A common way to add a reference to the database is by using PubMed ID. If you have copied PubMed or PubMed central ID or URL, you can click the import PubMed button to add the reference to the database. PowerCite will connect to web to download the details of this reference.

Another common way is to add a blank reference and then enter details in the Reference taskpane

b . Saving database
To save database linked to your current document, you have to save your document first. Clicking the save button
will save the database, a ‘pcxmls’ file, in the same folder as your document. If new references are added to database, or if a reference is modified, then save button turns orange. Clicking it saves the database and turns it green.
Saving database also saves the word document. If a reference is deleted from database, save button turns red.
Clicking will not remove the deleted reference from the saved version. Ctrl-click will remove the deleted reference from the saved version. Database is automatically save when word document is saved.
c . Opening database
To open database linked to your document, just click the open linked database button.
To open some other database, use database menu, and navigate to database, load file
d . Getting references from document
If there are PowerCite references in the document, they can be imported in database but clicking sync with document button. This button also generates bibliography in the document, and adds index numbers to the references in database.
e . Sorting
Can be done by index number, author name (ascending or descending), and by year of publication.
f . Headings
Can be used to group references. Heading name is added in the reference details section in reference taskpane. References can be dragged from one heading to another, and headings can be renamed by using right click commands.
g . Full text or browser icons
Can be turned on using file/web icon.
File icon (marked as ‘1’ in figure below) click opens the pdf in the reference taskpane, and web icon (marked as ‘2’ in figure below) click opens the web link, PubMed offline abstract file, or PubMed link in reference taskpane.
Click settings for these two icons can be modified in the settings form.
h . Search box (marked as ‘1’ in figure below)
Allows text search in references (including author names, titles, notes etc) in the database. It is real time search. Find PDF (‘2’) icon, which is only active in full version or during trial period, changes this search box to PDF search, which is not a real time search, but requires clicking of Enter key on keyboard.
Right click on search box opens option to rebuild PDF dictionary. Once PDF dictionary is generated, which takes about 1-2 seconds for each PDF file in database, PDF search is much faster. Use of square parenthesis ‘[ ]’ allows searching combination of words in full-text search. Once full-text search is active, and if reference taskpane is open, selecting any reference automatically opens the PDF with the search term already searched and highlighted.
i . Turn notes on/off
Turns notes in database on / off.

j . Clear highlight button
Clears highlights in database and document.

k . Cycle line count
Cycles through number of lines used to display references in database list – single line, double line or variable to show full reference

a. Import database allows to import
a. References from a formatted reference list, e.g. from a published manuscript reference section. This displays an import reference form, which is discussed separately
b. References from a PubMed search generated list and saved in xml format
c. References copied from another documents database
d. Or a single reference saved in another format. Currently only ‘enw’ format is imported. This can be used to import a reference without PubMed ID, but option to save as ‘enw’ format from a website.
b. Database submenu can be used to save database (same as save button), load default database (same as open button), load a database different to the one linked to current document, or import references from the document (same as sync with document button).
c. Zip database submenu allows to zip full text pdf files in a single file
d. Find PDFs submenu can be used to find full text pdf files for all references in database from a particular folder or from a zip file
e. Filter or highlight database on document selection can be used to quickly identify references selected in the document
f. Clear highlight clear highlights in document, database or both
g. Lines submenu works the same way as lines button
h. Run fixes menu item fixes multiple small issues with the database references, including fix if any duplicates, fix if author names are in capitals. It is useful try this first if there is an error when trying to generate bibliography.
i. Central repository database menu item opens the central repository database, or changes back to local database. Central repository database can be modified from the settings form
j. Copy PDFs to central repository copies local PDFs to central repository. If ‘Use Both’ is checked in settings form than this may not be needed.
k. Add database to central repository adds reference from local database to central repository

There are 4 short cut menus in the database taskpane

1. Reference short cut menu
a. Insert selection in document inserts all selected references in document. Single reference can be selected or unselected using ctrl-click, and multiple references can be selected or unselected using shit-click. Selected references are highlighted as uniform grey.

b. Highlight reference in document highlights references currently selected references, in the database, in the document
c. Delete reference submenu can be used to delete selected references from document, delete references from the selection in the document, or both. If a reference is deleted from database, save button will turn red, instead of orange, and ctrl-click will delete reference from saved database file.
d. Move selected reference is used to move all selected references under a heading
e. Update reference from PubMed can be used if the details of a reference are changed e.g. a reference that was previously in print, but is now published
f. Check PDF online submenu looks for free full text PDFs by working through PubMed. If free full text PDF is found, it is downloaded and linked to the reference. It can be then accessed using the file icon in reference
g. Copy submenu can be used to copy reference from this database to a database attached to another database. See import copied references in database tab menu, or using paste from clipboard item in this menu
h. Paste from clipboard is used to paste copied references from another documents database
i. Link existing PDF is used to link any PDF file to current reference. That file will be renamed and copied to FullText folder
j. Look in Google Scholarwill search first author last name, year and title of the reference in Google Scholar
k. Select to merger this reference and Merge with selected referencecan be used to merge two copies of same reference. This can sometimes happen if one copy is manually created before reference was published on PubMed, and a second copy was created from PubMed. Merging reference this way will open a form with option to choose fields from one reference or other for final merge. Both references will be updated to the final reference in the document also.
l. Select submenu is used to select all references or remove selection from all
m. Show only selected creates a special filter that only displays references that are in selection
n. Clear highlight submenu can be used to clear highlights, which is same as clear highlight in database tab menu
2. Headings shortcut menu lets you change the name of the heading, in addition to options to collapse or uncollapse.
3. Web icon shortcut menu has options to update reference from PubMed (same as in reference shortcut menu), check free full text PDF online (same as in reference shortcut menu), and open the web link
4. File shortcut menu can help copy PDF path, open the file, or delink the PDF file

Settings tab provides access to document and application settings.

Document settings are displayed within the taskpane (‘A’), whereas application settings are available (from toolbar button – ‘B’ 4) as a separate form.
Other buttons in this toolbar provide access to PowerCite website 1, check PowerCite for updates 2, and PowerCite license key management . 11
Documents settings include
a. Citation format for the document, which can be selected from the drop-down list. Additional citation formats can be created in the Application settings form.
b. Covert References Format from other formats to PowerCite format. More elaborate conversion tool is part of Application Settings form>Import Format tab.
c. Database linked to current document is automatically named after the document name once document is saved. However, if a different database need to be linked to the document, then it can be changed here.

This form allows access to PowerCite settings. The tool bar
2includes Save button 3which turns orange 4if the settings are changed but not saved. In case changes are made to settings but not saved, Load button 5reloads the saved settings.Show settings button 6allows backing up or loading backed up settings file. Merge another settings button 7file lets you share your settings or merge someone else settings. Replace button8replaces settings with those in a saved file. First tab is General Settings tab. It is used to access the following settings.
a. Database fonts and colors allows you to modify the database visuals
b. Task pane widths > Set button saves the current widths
c. Loading is an option that allows to use a different instance of PowerCite taskpanes with each document window, thus allowing separate database for each window
d. Internet timeout allows to increase the timeout before PowerCite gives up. Increase the times for slow internet connection.
e. Icon clicks sets the behavior of web and file icon clicks
f. Full text access allows you to use library linkout user name (?otool=) for your library (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/). This allows PubMedsearch using your library link. Similarly custom string setting is also available for Google Scholar search using your library link.

2. Citation format tab if for management of citation formats. Based on how the in-text and bibliography references are indexed, following types of citation formats are available in PowerCite
a. Serial number indexing based on the in-text position of reference. Almost all medical journal citation formats are based on this format.
In 1950’s Doll and Hill published many studies1 associating smoking with lung cancer2-4
1. Doll R, Hill AB, Gray PG, Parr EA. Lung cancer mortality and the length of cigarette ends; an international comparison. Br Med J. 1959;1:322-325.
2. Newcomb PA, Carbone PP. The health consequences of smoking. Cancer. Med Clin North Am. 1992;76:305-331.
3. Court Brown WM, Doll R, Hill RB. Incidence of leukaemia after exposure to diagnostic radiation in utero. Br Med J. 1960;2:1539-1545.
4. Kendall GM, Miles JCH, Rees D, et al. Variation with socioeconomic status of indoor radon levels in Great Britain: The less affluent have less radon. J Environ Radioact. 2016;164:84-90.

b. Last name of first author and year are used for both in-text referencing and bibliography indexing
In 1950’s Doll and Hill published many studies[Doll 1959] associating smoking with lung cancer. [Newcomb 1992, Court Brown 1960 and Kendall 2016]
Court Brown WM, Doll R, Hill RB. Incidence of leukaemia after exposure to diagnostic radiation in utero. Br Med J. 1960;2:1539-1545.
Doll R, Hill AB, Gray PG, Parr EA. Lung cancer mortality and the length of cigarette ends; an international comparison. Br Med J. 1959;1:322-325.
Kendall GM, Miles JCH, Rees D, et al. Variation with socioeconomic status of indoor radon levels in Great Britain: The less affluent have less radon. J Environ Radioact. 2016;164:84-90.
Newcomb PA, Carbone PP. The health consequences of smoking. Cancer. Med Clin North Am. 1992;76:305-331.
c. Last name of first two authors, if two
In 1950’s Doll and Hill published many studies[Doll et al. 1959] associating smoking with lung cancer. [Newcomb 1992, Court Brown and Doll 1960, and Kendall et al. 2016]
Court Brown WM, Doll R, Hill RB. Incidence of leukaemia after exposure to diagnostic radiation in utero. Br Med J. 1960;2:1539-1545.
Doll R, Hill AB, Gray PG, Parr EA. Lung cancer mortality and the length of cigarette ends; an international comparison. Br Med J. 1959;1:322-325.
Kendall GM, Miles JCH, Rees D, et al. Variation with socioeconomic status of indoor radon levels in Great Britain: The less affluent have less radon. J Environ Radioact. 2016;164:84-90.
Newcomb PA, Carbone PP. The health consequences of smoking. Cancer. Med Clin North Am. 1992;76:305-331.
d. Bibliography is alphabetical based on author name, and numbering from bibliography is used for in-text referencing.
In 1950’s Doll and Hill published many studies[2] associating smoking with lung cancer. [1,3,4]
1. Court Brown WM, Doll R, Hill RB. Incidence of leukaemia after exposure to diagnostic radiation in utero. Br Med J. 1960;2:1539-1545.
2. Doll R, Hill AB, Gray PG, Parr EA. Lung cancer mortality and the length of cigarette ends; an international comparison. Br Med J. 1959;1:322-325.
3. Kendall GM, Miles JCH, Rees D, et al. Variation with socioeconomic status of indoor radon levels in Great Britain: The less affluent have less radon. J Environ Radioact. 2016;164:84-90.
4. Newcomb PA, Carbone PP. The health consequences of smoking. Cancer. Med Clin North Am. 1992;76:305-331.
Save as new button lets you create a copy of an existing format. Select an existing format, change the name in the drop down box, and click save as new.
Save changes saves any changes made in format. After creating a new format, modify as need and click Save changes.
To remove an existing format from the list, click Remove
Export lets you export currently selected format as a file. Also pastes the contents of the file in clipboard. These contents can be easily shared e.g. by email.
Import lets you import a format. If there is a format currently in clipboard e.g. copied from an email, then it will be imported. Otherwise a file dialog box will open. If there is a format by similar name already in the list, it will be replaced. If you are not sure, backup your settings before import (show settings button in toolbar > save button on form)

Designing new citation format
Designing a new citation format is a very simple process
Make a copy of the core format that this new citation format will be based on
1) List format can include following place holders
a. AU – generates author names list. Author max count number is used to list the maximum number of authors (e.g. 6 for JAMA) and Authors trimmed count is used to list the number of authors if the number exceeds the maximum. Normally author names are separated by ‘,’ (author list separator), and author last name and first name are separated by no separator (author first name separator).
If the quoted work is done by a group, then group name is used rather than individual author names
b. TI – generates title of the research.
c. JN – generates journal name
d. YR – generates year of publication
e. VO – generates volume of publication
f. PG – generates page numbering. There are three formats for page numbering — full (e.g. 123-124), partial (e.g. 123-4), and initial (e.g. 123) selected using page number format drop down box
There are two formatting options for place holders
o For italics use ‘i’ e.g. iJN will format journal name in italics
o For bold use ‘b’ e.g. bYR will format year in bold
Other characters and spaces can be placed as needed e.g. AU. TI will place a period and a space between author list a title, [PG] will placed page numbers in square parenthesis.
2) In-text format 2 is used to format indexes in the document. The contents are mainly determined by choosing one of the 4 core formats as noted in Application SettingsForm Citation format settings tab section. It can be made superscript by using ‘^’. E.g. ^{N} will create references in format ‘1’. Any additional characters will be used as such. E.g. [{N}] will generate [1]. Numbers are always grouped together e.g. ‘1-3,5,7’
3) Last is the sorting of indexing 3This field is totally based on which core format is used and there is no modification needed.

This tab is used to convert references from other citation softwares to PowerCite. It also allows creation of new import format (for advanced user).
Reference formats of other softwares that can be imported in PowerCite are listed in the drop down list. Similar to adding new Citation formats, other reference formats can be created here (using add, save and remove buttons next to the drop-down). This tab is mainly designed to test and trouble shoot import formats. It also can be used for actual conversion of another format to PowerCite or EndNote. However, conversion options are more readily available in Settings tab in database taskpane.
1. Restart button scans the document (again) for any fields. Total number of fields and current field are displayed in the counter section. Current field is displayed in the field view section.
2. Test button tests the currently selected field against the currently selected format, and displays the first reference identified in the field in the reference box. If the field does not match the signature of the current format, then ‘NOT FOUND’ is displayed in the current box.
3. Execute button converts references in the document from currently selected to PowerCite format.
4. Try all button checks all fields against signatures of all foreign reference formats in the drop down list and converts the fields to PowerCite format
5. To EndNote button converts reference from the currently selected format to EndNote format. Note that conversion back and forth from EndNote to PowerCite will only keep essential information.
6. XML mapper section is used to define mapping of foreign xml to PowerCite fields (listed in PowerCite fields list).
a) ID is identifier used in word field that precedes the xml e.g. ‘ADDIN FS.CITE’ for PowerCite
b) Encl is enclosing xml for all the references in word field e.g. FSCite in PowerCite
c) CiteEncl is enclosing xml for individual citations in the field e.g. MedCite in PowerCite
d) AUS is xml tag enclosing list of authors
e) AU is xml tag enclosing individual authors
f) FN is separator used between first name and last name. e.g. ‘,’ if the format is LastName,F.N. It can also be an xml tag e.g. in case where the author name is stored as
g) YR, TI, JN, VO and PG extracts year, title, journal name, volume number an page number. If the field has a ‘.’ (period) in the xml key, then it means that the key will be separated into two parts. Second part will be the xml node containing the value, and first part will be somewhere in parent path of the final xml node e.g. dates.year would capture <root><record><dates><date><year>value</year></date></dates></record></root>
Tutorial for importing and exporting from other reference formats

Reference database in PowerCite can be maintained with each document (Use Local ‘1’), in a central repository (Use Central Only ‘2’) or both (Use Both ‘3’). Moreover, more than one central repositories can be maintained (listed in section ‘4’). When repository is retrieved or searched from database taskpane, it will look in all central repositories, but when a reference is added to a central repository, it will only add it to the default repository (‘5’) (Make Default button ‘6’). When full text is searched on the computer from CiteManager taskpane, it is looked in all repositories.


Show PDF with selectionchange button shows PDF rather than the reference details when Reference taskpane is open, and if selected reference has PDF linked to it
PDF selection highlight colors can be modified in this section. First is selection color, other are 5 ‘find’ colors. First find word is highlighted by first find color, second by second, and so on. If more than five words in find search criteria, then they are listed by fifth color.Reference details section date format can be modified

Browse document folder:allows quick access to files and folders in the folder where current word document resides.
Click ‘Resources List’ to populate the tree.
Double clicking a file or folder opens the file or folder. Copy path copies full path of currently selected file.
My notes for this document: allows you to save and retrieve hidden notes that are embedded in the document. Just enter a key e.g. ‘myKey123’, type a note and click save. To retrieve a note just type the key and press ‘enter’
Calculator: is a simple text type calculator e.g.
> 7
Output formats include
e2 e.g. 7/3
> 2.33e+000
> 2.33333333333333
> 2.333
> 2.33 
Fix Abbreviations: helps fix abbreviations used in the document.
Highlight selected abbreviation highlights all occurrences of the abbreviation selected in the document
Remove highlight removes highlight from selected abbreviation
Fix selected abbreviation moves the abbreviation definition to the first use of the abbreviation in the document, removes it from all other occurrences, and replaces all uses besides the first with the abbreviation.
List all abbreviations tries to find all abbreviations e.g. ‘PowerCite (PC)’ will identify this as abbreviation and list all occurrences.
Color drop down box is the highlight color used for highlighting abbreviations.

Send feedback
Is used to send quick feedback by using anonymous email
Field <> plain text allows conversion of fields to plain text and vice versa. Save a copy of the document before converting to plain text.

is designed to access details of a reference, change details of a reference and add new details to a reference
Three fields are essential for every reference – 1st Author, Year and Title. Combination of these fields is used as an ID to identify any reference. So if any of these fields are changed, reference citations in the text are also amended to avoid a loss of link between the quoted reference and the database listed reference.
PowerCite supports four types of references.
Journal article is default type. Abstract and Webpage are other common types. If a reference is not fitting in any of these categories than free text type can be used.
Once text is changed, save icon turns orange indicating an unsaved change.
Any web links in notes activate web icon in the database, and those web links are opened with web icon click in the database

is a web browser that opens web links from database, access PubMed and google search and download references or PDF directly to the database
Back and forward drop downs 1are refreshed any time reference is changed, unless the current web page is anchored 2Home, PubMed and google search buttons 3provide quick links. History button 4is not refreshed with web page, and maintains a long history for current session.
Clicking on the favorite button5with Control-click will save the current web page as favorite for the current session. Clicking the favorite button will open the favorite link.
Right-click menu from web browser allows quick access to Google, Google Scholar and Anchor (similar to buttons).
Also gives option to save this reference to database for PubMed or PubMed central reference web pages. It downloads complete reference information from PubMed.
If there is a web link in clipboard, navigate to clipboard can be used to open that link.
Add this webpage to database adds the webpage to the database. Since every reference in database needs 1st Author, year and title, these are automatically generated from the webpage. This reference can be used as a bookmark for your project, or you can quote it as a webpage in the document.

– Is PDF reader. It opens PDF links from database and web browser.
– You can open a PDF file, save the file as any other file, and close the file. Viewing options include
1. Fit page width
2. 1:1
3. Zoom in
4. Zoom out
5. Tiled pages – can zoom in and out in tiled view also
2 Anchor – is used to anchor the current PDF file so that it does not change when reference is changed in database
3 Find – text in the text box. Text is divided into individual words which are searched separately, unless they are enclosed by quotes or parenthesis. Each individual word is highlighted by different color. Highlight colors can be changed in Settings Form
4 Previous and Next find moves page by page to the pages where there is highlighted text. It may be manually highlighted or highlighted from a ‘find’
5Highlight button highlights currently selected text. This highlight can be saved using the save button.
6Save button saves manual highlights (not ‘find’ highlights), reading position and page rotations
7Turn on / off manual highlights button
8Turn on / off find highlights button
9Clear highlight button clears all highlights
10Rotate page button rotates selected page clockwise. This is saved with save button.

Ctrl-F to find selected text
Ctrl-H to highlight selected text (equal to manual highlight button)
Ctrl-X to clear highlight
Ctrl-S to save highlights, reading position and page rotations
Space key to mark current page as reading position
Ctrl-Shift-A to anchor PDF
Right-click menu
Search in Google Scholar here – searches current selection in Google Scholar and displays results in the browser
Search Google Scholar in PubMedtaskpane – displays results in PubMedtaskpane
Search in Google Scholar in external browser – displays results in external browser
Search in google – displays results in external browser

Attempt to find PubMed reference –attempts to find a quoted reference e.g. select a reference from bibliography in PDF file
Add using PMID lets you add a reference if PMID is selected in the text

Copy text -copies selected text

Clear highlight from selected text – same as Ctrl-X
Clear all highlight from this page – clears only highlights from selected page

Anchor PDF – same as button or Ctrl-Shift-A

Is least used taskpane as most of the search can be done using web browser in reference manager taskpane. However, it may have utility as the results are presented in a very organized fashion.
1PubMed search button searches the text in the search field on PubMed. Ctrl-click will add to the previous search. If a reference is found in current search and previous search, then it will have an index of 2. Other references will have an index of 1.
Similarly, additional searches may keep on increasing the index numbers depending upon how many times the reference if found.
2Paste clipboard button pastes and searches clipboard contents
3Clear buttons clears the search box
4Search one criteria displays a small form to enter the search criteria, rather than a running text box.
In the search text box search term can be typed as a free text or, for PubMed, can be
Although any text in the field will be searched
For PubMed search query generation there are shortcut keys
Ctrl-1 for [First Author]
Ctrl-A for [AU] (any author)
Ctrl-D or Ctrl-Y for [PDAT] (publication date)
Ctrl-P for [PG] (page)
Ctrl-T for [TI] (title)
Ctrl-J for [Journal]
Ctrl-V for [Volume]
Ctrl-Q to add parenthesis to selected text (for full term search)
Ctrl-Z to remove last added criteria
Ctrl-X to clear all search
Press <enter> key to search
Right-click menu
Paste – pastes
PDF paste- removes additional line breaks from clipboard contents
Find 50 – will list 50 references
Find 200 – will list 200 references
Find results can be sorted using sort buttons similar to database taskpane.
Index sort sorts the results by index number, which is the count of number of times that reference has been found.
1Refresh button will clear highlights
1Clear list button will clear the list
1Fmt button – opens a small form to change, edit or add format of display (in the details section of this tab) for the selected reference. Double click a format to choose is as the display format.
Default format is
{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252{\colortbl;\red192\green80\blue77;\red143\green33\blue63;\red93\green143\blue33;}\cf2\fs18{SO}\par\cf0[\b {AU1} \b0 ] \cf1 {TI} \cf0\par\cf3 {AB} \par}
If this list is corrupted, copy pasting the above text can be used to recreate the default format
Other formats are
1Filter database based on selection below – filters the list in database taskpane based on the selection in this taskpane and can be used to identify the reference already in your database.
Right-click menu for the list
Convert to PubMed – to attempt to convert a Google Scholar search reference to Pumbed
Move selected to database – to move selected refernces to database (only PubMed references)
Copy selected to database – similar to move, but will not remove them from this list
Delete selected
Lines – single, double or multiple (as in database taskpane)
Look in Google Scholar searches the current reference in Google Scholar