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EndNote Guide: How to use special characters

EndNote Files

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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.

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters and Styles.

Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command. Copy these files to your EndNote file folder location.

If you just need the APA 7th style, note that this is not 'zipped'. Just save it into your styles folder.

C:/Progam Files (x86)/EndNote 20/Styles


Special Characters

Special characters, accents and diacritical marks can be entered into an EndNote reference in the following way:

Use the Character Map, supplied with Windows, to copy and paste characters into your EndNote refererence.

Click on Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map

  • Select the Arial/Times New Roman or desired font, e.g. for scientific symbols, use Symbols font
  • Double-click the character(s) needed.
  • Click the Copy button.
  • Return to your open EndNote reference, place your cursor where you want the character to go, then click on Edit > Paste
  • You can drag-and-drop characters from the Character map window into your EndNote reference