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February 26, 2010

Restoring "disappearing" EndNote Web tabs in Word 2007

We've received several reports recently of PC users suddenly losing sight of their EndNote Web Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) tab in Word 2007. This can be both frustrating and perplexing, so here's guidance on steps to take should this happen to you. In the majority of cases, this should restore the tab.

If no tab appears at all, on a local (i.e., your own) computer, first try reinstalling the EndNote Web CWYW plug-in, downloading the file from your EndNote Web account. For IT Services computers, installing external applications is not an option; you may instead, however, access EndNote X3 from the internal network and run this on any University computer, which should restore the plug-in. (The CWYW plug-in ought to be active on all IT Services computer workstations in the Library, as part of an automatic installation of this desktop version of EndNote on the PCs.)

If you still don't see a tab and have tried reinstalling the EndNote Web plug-in (on your own PC) or running EndNote X3 (on an ITS machine), chances are that the EndNote Web CWYW plug-in, although installed, has been deactivated or disabled within Word 2007. In this case, the following steps should reactivate the tab:

  • Open up Word and right-click on the Ribbon (the bit where the tabs are and the EndNote Web tab is missing from).
  • Choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Select Add-ins from the left-hand column.
  • To work, the EndNote Web plug-in files should be listed under the Active Application Add-ins heading. If they are not, use the Manage function at the bottom of the screen, clicking Go to access a tick-box screen, activating disabled/deactivated EndNote CWYW components by type in turn.
  • Close the dialog box. The tab should now be activated and visible within Word 2007.

October 16, 2008

Is Word 2007 compatible with EndNote Web?

The short answer is Yes - Word 2007 is compatible with EndNote Web. You may find it comes up with a few error messages, but if you click OK in response to these, EndNote Web will work perfectly.

Because of the way the new version of Word works, you no longer have the EndNote Web Toolbar. Instead, you have an extra tab called EndNote Web, which gives you access to all the functions which used to be on the toolbar.

June 24, 2008

Word's Track Changes feature and EndNote Web

Be careful if you use Word’s Track Changes feature with an EndNote web formatted document, as it can cause problems. If you do need to use Track Changes, make sure you turn it off again before you make any changes to your citations/references.

April 25, 2008

Macs, Word 2008 and Cite While You Write

If you are using a Mac with Word 2008 installed, you will find you are unable to use the Cite While You Write as it is not currently compatible. This is a known issue and Adept Science are working on an update.

In the meantime, if you have a document which you have already contains EndNote Web references and you want to format it, you can do so using the following instructions:

  1. Open your document in Word 2004 or X
  2. In the Cite While You Write toolbar, click the Unformat Citations icon (the one with a red curved arrow pointing downwards).
  3. Save the document as an RTF file (not as a .doc or docx file).
  4. Log in to EndNote Web and click on the Format tab.
  5. Click on Format Paper.
  6. Click the Browse button and find and select the file you have just saved.
  7. Select the required referencing style from the list (e.g. Harvard).
  8. Click Format.  After a short delay, you will be given the option to open or save the new file.

Note: if you are working with a document and need to add references to it, you can do this by entering them in the following format:

{author name, year} e.g. {Speight, 2008}

To format the bibliography, you can then follow steps 3-8 above.

February 26, 2008

Word error: The specified Word library cannot be unloaded because it is in use

A few people have reported an error which stops them from using the Cite While You Write toolbar within Word. The error message which appears is "The specified Word library cannot be unloaded because it is in use". If this happens, just follow the steps below to remove the problem:

  1. Start up Word and click on Help in the menu bar across the top of the screen.
  2. Select About Microsoft Office Word.
  3. Click the Disabled items button.
  4. In the box which appears, select EndNote and click OK.
  5. If prompted, allow the files to be loaded into Word.
  6. Shut down Word and re-start it.

The EndNote Web toolbar should now appear and work as normal.

December 04, 2007

Using EndNote with other word processors

Although the Cite While You Write plug-in only works with Microsoft Word, it is still possible to format your bibliography using a different word processor, such as Open Office.  To do this:

  1. Create your document as normal.
  2. When you wish to insert a reference, type {author's second name, Year} e.g. {Beardwell, 2007}.
  3. Save your document as a Rich Text Format (.RTF) file.
  4. Log in to EndNote Web and click the Format Tab and select Format Paper.
  5. Click on the Browse button and select the file you saved in step 3.
  6. Under Bibliographic Style, select the referencing style required (e.g. Harvard).
  7. Click the Format  button.
  8. You will then be given the option to either view or save your formatted document

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