Cite while you write

When you install EndNote, it will automatically install files into a common program folder, allowing EndNote and Word to communicate and enabling Cite While You Write (CWYW).

In Word for MacBook you will see a tab on the ribbon similar to that shown below. (Note: It is best to close all other programs before installing EndNote, most especially Word and Outlook. When installing Word and EndNote on a new computer, always install Word first to enable EndNote to find it and be able to install the Cite While YouWrite tools).

Below is information on using the Cite While You Write tools you will need on a day-to-day basis.

Click in the top half of the Insert Citation button in Word to open the Find & Insert My References window.


In the Find & Insert My References window that appears, enter your search terms and press the Enter/Return key, to bring up a set of references that contain those search terms. The terms can be anywhere in the EndNote record, but all the terms must be present in the same record.

Next, select (highlight) the reference(s) you want to insert. When you select a single reference, you will see the details for that reference in the bottom part of the window, but details can be shown for only a single reference. However, you can select multiple references for insertion by holding down the Command key and clicking on them, then selecting your insertion options from the Insert list.

Your references will be inserted in the document and instantly formatted.