As you insert formatted EndNote citations into a Word document, invisible field codes are included which contain the information necessary to form the in-text citations and reference list entry. This information is referred to as the Traveling Library. If you open a Word document which includes EndNote references that are not available in your EndNote library, the Traveling Library is used to format the citations in the document. It is possible to add the Traveling Library references to your EndNote library.
Using the Track Changes function in your Word document while EndNote formatting is active can cause errors or crash your document.
To safely use Track Changes:
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. This also allows you to make manual changes to your references and protects your finished document from being corrupted.
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).