The Cite While You Write (CWYW) function allows you to insert references from your EndNote library into your Microsoft Word document, and instantly format the citations and reference list in your chosen referencing style. Click on the EndNote tab in the Word ribbon to access the toolbar (referred to as the CWYW toolbar from now on). Click on the drop down arrow in the Style: box to select the referencing style you are using in EndNote.
You can also find and insert citations from the CWYW toolbar in Word:
Changes to in-text citations should be made using the Edit & Manage Citation(s) function in the CWYW toolbar. If you need to alter reference list entries, this should be done in your EndNote library.
Want to abbreviate organisation names in-text? Watch Abbreviating organisation names in-text for APA to find out how.
While EndNote formatting is active you should avoid manually deleting citations from the Word document. Invisible field codes may be left behind which can affect the document formatting or lead to the citation reappearing when you close and reopen the document. To safely remove citations:
It is recommended that you convert your finalised document to plain text before submitting for assessment or publication. Converting to plain text creates a second copy of the document which isn’t linked to your EndNote library. Creating a plain text copy also allows you to make manual changes to your references.
It is important to keep the original document with the EndNote formatting in case you need to make changes to it later (EndNote citations cannot be reactivated from a plain text copy).