EndNote and Word
EndNote works in conjunction with your word processor so that you can insert references as you type a document. A bibliography will automatically be generated. If you have a compatible version of Microsoft Word installed on your computer, installing the EndNote software will also install extra options/files into Word. This is the Cite While You Write add-in (CWYW). The appearance of the EndNote tools in Word will vary, according to the version of Word you are using.
Top 3 Things to Remember When Using EndNote with Word
- Use one EndNote library for all of your writing and use EndNote groups to manage your references. References used in one document should NOT come from different EndNote libraries.
- Use the Edit & Manage Citation command to make changes to citations in documents. Do NOT use the [Delete] or [Backspace] keys on the keyboard to remove the citations.
- If you are using footnote styles, your word processor controls the numbering and placement of the footnote and EndNote controls the formatting. So you will first need to insert the footnote using your word processor, then insert the EndNote citation into that footnote.
Cite While You Write
EndNote's Cite While You Write (CWYW) feature inserts EndNote commands into Word's Tools menu (or on an EndNote tab in Word 2007/2010 for Windows) to give you direct access to your references while writing in Microsoft Word. The CWYW commands enable EndNote to do bibliographic formatting to the document that is currently open in Word. In this guide we are using Word 2010.
In Word 2010 and Word 2013 you will see an EndNote tab to the right of the ribbon. Click on the EndNote tab to see the EndNote tools:
The EndNote Tools Menu in Microsoft Word 2010
Is my word processor compatible with EndNote X7?
For Windows users, EndNote X7 Cite While You Write is compatible with MS Word 2007, MS Word 2010 and MS Word 2013. Cite While You Write is also compatible with Open Office.org Writer version 3.
If you are using an earlier version of Word, or another word processor (such as WordPerfect), you must save your documents in Rich Text Format and use the Format Paper function (as explained in the EndNote help in your software).