I'm on the cusp of convincing the management to let me set up my own Linux system here. We are a major psychiatric research laboratory and our work is meant for publication in journals. The only barrier is that as an office-wide policy, we use EndNote to manage bibliographies. I must
be able to get formatted bibliographies to other staff members, and transfer them back and forth (meaning one person works on it, sends it back, I work on it some more, rinse, repeat). Most other people here use MacIntosh (OS X), I use Windows (not my choice).
I've done a little research and there's no EndNote for Linux. A key thing is finding out about integration with OpenOffice.
Here are my alternatives:
1. Run EndNote under Wine with OpenOffice Writer (will that work?)
2. Run EndNote under a virtual machine Windows environment with MS Word.
I don't want to do 3, since that would involve using the NT Loader, etc., although I'll consider it if it becomes the only option. Virtual machine is something I'm unfamiliar with. Will option 1 work? Will Endnote under wine integrate with OpenOffice Writer?
Keep in mind when you reply that if I totally had my way, I would be using Latex and Bibtex and not bothering with all this; however, I don't make policy here, I'm doing my best to change things from the bottom up. I'm doing my best to concoct a win-win solution so I can get the ball rolling and show these people how much money they're wasting
In other words, my ultimate goal is to get the junkies off of EndNote.