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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 EndNote

  • Click on the EndNote 20 or 21 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).

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