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EndNote Guide: EndNote for MAC users

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EndNote X9 for MAC OS X

EndNote 20.1 for MAC (supports M1)

EndNote X9 for Windows

EndNote 20 for Windows

You will be asked for your UC login.

To install EndNote 20, double click on the EndNote20.exe file downloaded from the above link; this will create two new files, EN20Inst.msi and License.dat. Double click on EN20Inst.msi to start the install. The license.dat file must be present in the same folder.

Your library format will change – see our Installation Notes.

Student Workrooms

EndNote X9.3.3 is available on the workroom Macintosh machines from the Software Centre. 

CWYW tool bar missing from Word

For the CWYW Tool bar to appear in Word

Open Word - click on the Word menu and select About Word.

  • Check you have at least version 15.25.
  • If not click on the Help menu and select Check for Updates.
  • Follow the steps to update Word.
  • Use the Customizer in EndNote to add the Toolbar
  • Close Word

Open EndNote

  • Click on the EndNote X8 menu and select Customizer
  • Tick the Cite While You Write tick box
  • Click on the Next button

* Please note if the Cite While You Write tick box is already selected please untick the box and click Next. Then follow steps again to reestablish the CWYW toolbar in Word.

Unidentified Developer

The Latest EndNote 20.1 Installation package for MAC is listed as an unidentified developer. To install EndNote 20.1 on MAC.

Ensure that Word and any old version of EndNote are closed. 

1. Hold the control key down and click on the Endnote.pkg icon

2. Click on Open

Follow the prompts and install as normal


MAC compatibility issues

It is a known compatibility issue on M1 Apple Silicon Macs with the new Universal Microsoft Word. Basically the issue is that the Word add-in "Cite while you write" does not launch in the Universal Apple Silicon Microsoft Word version. Clarivate needs to update the plug-in for native compatibility.

The work-around is :

Go to Finder-Applications-Microsoft Word. Right-click Microsoft Word, choose "Get Info" and check the box "Open Using Rosetta." This forces Microsoft Word to launch as an Intel program and restores compatibility with the Endnote Plugin

Your own MAC

See the EndNote vendor's site for up to date details on compatibilities

Download the EndNote X9 for MAC software 

If you have, or are moving to macOS Catalina, see this note - you need X9.3.1.

Check that the EndNote CWYW Toolbar has installed in Word. If not follow the instructions in the left hand box.

Install the three database export files to enable EndNote to work with Chrome, Firefox and Safari (see below).

MacOS Catalina

If you have upgraded to Catalina and your EndNote software is no longer working, you will need to reinstall EndNote from here.

Make your MAC faster with File Associations and EndNote

If the three main types of database export files are associated with EndNote it will enable EndNote to seamlessly work with Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Download the three sample File Types from the Sample EndNote Filter Files box on the right of this guide.

Open the Finder and the location of the downloaded Endnote files.  Select a .ris (Default EndNote) file or an .enw (Google Scholar) file.

Select the Get Info from the File Menu. 

In the Open with section click the applications selection bar.

Select EndNote from the Applications Folder

Make sure the Always Open With is selected. 

Click on Add.

Click on the Change All... button





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Sample EndNote Filter Files