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EndNote Guide: Working with Word

The Cite While You Write (CWYW) Toolbar is automatically created in Microsoft Word when you download EndNote software to your computer. The toolbar is used to add your references 'in text' as you write and it will also create a reference list or Bibliography at the end of the document.

The toolbar allows you to move between your EndNote library and your Word document. Other functions allow you to edit and manage citations, change reference styles and convert your document to show citations which are formatted incorrectly.

  1. Use one EndNote library for all of your writing and use EndNote groups to manage your references.
  2. Use the Edit and Manage Citation command to make changes to citations in documents. Do NOT use the Delete or Backspace keys on the keyboard to remove the citations.
  3. If you are using footnote styles, your word processor controls the numbering and placement of the footnote, and EndNote controls the formatting. So you will first need to insert the footnote using your word processor, then insert the EndNote citation into that footnote.

If you have mentioned the author or year in your paragraph then you may wish to remove them from your citation. You can also add page numbers to the citation if you have directly quoted a work.

  • Click on the reference
  • Select Edit and Manage Citations
  • Edit the citation as needed. Some of the Edit Citation options include excluding the author or year or adding page numbers.
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