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Release Notes for Papers 3 - Version 3.4.3 (452) Beta

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  • It's now easier to use the Scopus search engine to search for Pubmed IDs: Scopus will now treat “identifier” searches as PMID() queries.


  • Resolves an issue in Papers for Mac Beta 3.4.3 beta (446) which would cause Papers to quit unexpectedly when creating a highlight annotation via the context menu.
  • Superscript and subscript text inside of abstracts, repository keywords and titles imported from Scopus are now handled correctly.

Changes Introduced in Papers for Mac Beta 3.4.3 (466)


  • Supports the new Scopus search service. You no longer need to specify a Scopus ID if your institution has a Scopus subscription.
  • When highlighting or underlining to a PDF, overlapping annotations of different types or colours are no longer merged together incorrectly.
  • You can now use the space bar to scroll through PDFs.
  • In Reader mode, you no longer need to click inside of the PDF before navigation keyboard shortcuts work.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to display a collection with an empty name.
  • Resolves an issue where Papers could become unresponsive when attempting to export a library as an Endnote XML file.
  • Resolves an issue in Papers for Mac Beta 3.4.3 (446) which would sometimes cause Papers to quit unexpectedly when creating a strikethrough annotation by holding down the command key.

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