Answered By: Anne Archer
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017     Views: 1

If you are working on a particularly large Word document (such as a dissertation or thesis) then Word can become slow when inserting/editing EndNote citations. To speed up the process of working with the two programs together try:

  • Unformatting citations (in Word > EndNote tab > Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations)
  • Turning Instant Formatting off (in Word > EndNote tab > Instant Formatting is off)

EndNote citations will be unformatted (in temporary delimiters such as {author#number}) and no reference list will appear. New EndNote citations will be inserted in this unformatted state but will insert much more quickly. When you have finished work on a document or section reformat your document:

  • Ensure you have your EndNote library open and the correct style chosen in Word
  • Click on Update Citations and Bibliography

Your in-text citations will be reformatted and your reference list will appear at the end of your document.

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