I had a nasty surprise yesterday after spending MULTIPLE hours trying to fix the references because PaperPile doesn’t actually honor the proper capitalization, lowercase, etc rules for APA7. I discovered too late that I had edited the “local copies” of the references, and was so upset when I figured out the problem - This very tiny note at the bottom needs to be MUCH more obvious! It should popup a big warning the minute you start editing.
" Note: Citing a document from your personal Paperpile library will create a local copy specific to the Google Document. This copy will be updated if you update the original copy in your library.
However, as soon you or someone else edits the local copy of a Google Document any subsequent changes you make to the original copy in your library will not update (and thus overwrite) the local changes.
Also, changes made to the local copy by yourself or a collaborator will never propagate back to your library."