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EndNote: Cite While you Write

A guide to EndNote for Plymouth University staff and students

University Styles

These styles are used by the University and are on all university machines, however if you have bought a copy of EndNote for your personal computer you will need save them onto your machine.
To do this, right click on the link and save link as..., navigate to your style folder, and save.  You may need to save it onto your desktop, and then drag & drop it into your EndNote styles folder.  The default for the style folder is on your 'C' drive > Programme files 86 > EndNote X8 > Styles.


Problem with the Endnote add-in in word?

Please try the following steps:

 Quit Word, Outlook and EndNote first.

 Go to the following location folder based on your Word program and right click on "WINWORD.exe" and select "Run as Administrator."

Word 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\
For Office 365 (Word 2016), the folder will be: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\
Word 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\
Word 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
Word 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\

Note: If Microsoft Office is not listed under "Program Files (x86)," look under just "Program Files."
Go to the File Menu and choose "Options."
Select "Add-Ins" from the list at the left.
At the bottom of the Add-Ins page, there is a "Manage:" dropdown list. Leave this on "COM Add-ins" and select Go.
On the COM Add-Ins page, Select the EndNote item and click the "Remove" button.
Next choose the "Add" button.
Browse to the following location and select the "EndNote CWYW.dll" file:  
EndNote X9: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ResearchSoft\Cwyw\19\
EndNote X8: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ResearchSoft\Cwyw\18\
EndNote X7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ResearchSoft\Cwyw\17\

Note: If you have common files installed in a different location, you would need to find this CWYW folder in that other location.

Once you have Selected the "EndNote CWYW.dll" file, choose OK and OK again to close the COM Add-ins screen. The EndNote tools should now be in Word.

You would then Quit Word and reopen it normally to see if the EndNote tab appears automatically

Microsoft Word keeps crashing each time a reference is inserted:


1.       Make a backup of your document.

2.       In Word 2010/2013/2016 with Endnote X4 or later, go to the EndNote tab and choose the "Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations" command.
This will remove the reference list and revert the citations to a temporary format.

3.       Press [Ctrl]+A on the keyboard to highlight everything.

4.       Press [Ctrl]+6 (above the "T" and "Y" key) to remove any additional hidden field codes.

5.       Press [Ctrl]+C to copy the highlighted text.

6.       Open a new document and press [Ctrl]+V to paste.

7.       Then 'Update citations and bibliography'


Harvard style

Footnotes style

Using a Mac: special note

You must have Word for Mac loaded on your device for the CWYW function to work.

If you are experiencing a problem with Cite While You Write on Mac OS 10.8.2 while trying to insert or format references into Word, Thomson Reuters is suggesting you either log out and back into Mac or follow the steps on the  Knowledge Base article