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EndNote for Mac

Import a folder of PDFs

You can import a folder of PDFs that will be put automatically into a Group named with the folder name.

  • ​Choose File > Import and click Options in the bottom left of the window
  • Under Import Options, choose PDF Folder as a Group Set > Import

Import PDFs automatically

You can import PDFs automatically from a default folder on your computer.

  • Set up a folder on your computer and save PDF documents in this folder
  • Open your EndNote, go to EndNote X8 > Preferences > PDF Handing


  • Tick Enable automatic importing, navigate to your default folder and click Open > Save
  • Any new PDFs added into this folder will be automatically imported into your EndNote library when you next open EndNote. References will be created (as long as the PDFs have a DOI) and the PDFs will be attached.