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EndNote Desktop: Cite While You Write

Features and functions of EndNote Desktop citation management software for managing and organizing references, and creating citations in Word.

Cite While You Write Tool

EndNote  Cite While You Write menu ribbon in Microsoft Word

When EndNote Desktop is installed, it inserts a tab on the menu ribbon for Microsoft Word. The Cite While You Write commands allow for:

  • Inserting EndNote citations
  • Editing and formatting citations
  • Deleting EndNote citations
  • Selecting and changing reference styles
  • Editing a reference (to correct errors and missing data)
  • Automatically generating a bibliography from citations
  • Formatting a bibliography
  • Removing field codes

Note: Cite While You Write does not work with Word Online in Office 365; Use a desktop version of Word.

Note: Instructions given below are for Windows 7 and Microsoft Word 2013.  Procedures may vary somewhat for other operating systems and versions of Word.

Insert a Citation

Format a Citation

Edit an EndNote Reference from Word

Delete a Citation

Change a Reference Style

Format a Bibliography

Remove Field Codes

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