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EndNote Guide: Removing field codes

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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.

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.


Reasons to remove Field codes

  • If EndNote refuses to format only a few references in your essay, it may be quicker to remove the field codes and edit the difficult references by hand, than by modifying your EndNote Library and the Style you have selected
  • If you are going to submit an electronic copy of a paper to a publisher
  • If you want to open your paper in different versions of Word


When field codes are removed, the link to the EndNote library is removed. This should only be done as a last step, after the document has been formatted in the style you selected. The document is saved as a copy and converted to formatted text. The document cannot be reformatted later.

To remove field codes

  • Open the formatted paper in Word
  • Copy the document if it is your master copy
  • Continue with the copied document
  • Select  EndNote X8 > Convert to Plain Text (under the Convert Citations and Bibliography tab)

Keep the original document, as it is the master copy that you will have to use if you wish to add or remove any references using EndNote.