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EndNote Guide: Word processors other than Word (including Word Starter)

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters, Connection, and Styles files which are useful for this University.

 Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command.


EndNote Files

Download Links

EndNote X8 for MAC OS X

EndNote X8 for Windows

The current version is EndNote X8. Once you have installed the download from this page you will get automatic prompts when updates are available. You will be asked for your UC login.

Other Word Processors

Compatibility with EndNote’s Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) Tools

Microsoft Word and a few other common word processors are compatible with EndNote’s Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) tools

If you use a word processor that is not CWYW compatible, you can use EndNote’s Format Paper feature to format citations and generate a list of references.

Using EndNote with a CWYW-Incompatible Word Processor

Writing the Paper in the Word Processor

  • In EndNote, select the reference you want by clicking on it. If you need more than one reference at a time, hold down Ctrl key as you click
  • Press Ctrl+C to copy the references
  • Switch to the word processor
    • Hint: use Alt+Tab to switch between programs
  • Place the cursor where the in-text citation is to be inserted. Press Ctrl+V to paste the reference
    • There are various controls used to change the format of the in-text references (see Method 2 - Unformatted citations); for example, to add page numbers or to change “(Smith, 2013)” to “Smith (2013)”. Several controls can be used in one citation
  • At the bottom of the document, add a new page with a page break (shortcut Ctrl+Enter), add the heading required (for example, “Reference List” or “Bibliography”), and press Enter a few times so the cursor is placed where you want the list of references to begin

To Generate the Paper with Formatted Citations and Reference

  • In the word processor, create a copy of the document in RTF format. Typically this is done via File > Save As > Rich Text Format
  • In EndNote, open the library if necessary, and ensure that the correct output style is selected (top left-hand corner of screen)
  • Click Tools > Format Paper >Format Paper… > select the RTF file > Open button
    EndNote will check that the citations in the paper are matched in the EndNote library
  • Check the correct output style is selected (bottom right of screen), and then click the Format button
  • A new RTF document will be generated > Save
  • In the word processor, open the newly generated RTF document