Answered By: Bogdan Metes
Last Updated: May 18, 2020     Views: 216

The functionality between Endnote and Power Point has been altered slightly from what we do in Word, mainly due to the way PowerPoint functions - it has different blocks of text and images. This is why there are separate commands for inserting in-text citations and full references.

Please see the instructions below.

1. Before you add any references to your PowerPoint presentation, make sure that you select the correct style in your Endnote Library and in your Power Point document. This is crucial because while in Word you can edit the style of all your references in a couple of clicks after inserting them, PowerPoint cannot do that. So you need to ensure the consistency of your referencing style from the beginning.

Screen shot of Endnote ribbon in MS PowerPoint

2. As you work through you presentation, you would add the in-text citations by using the 'Insert Citation' tool at the very left of the Endnote ribbon in PowerPoint.

Screen shot of insert citation in MS PowerPoint


3. When you put together the slide that contains your full reference list, go to the 'Insert Reference' button, in the Endnote ribbon. Once again, it is good practice to check both PowerPoint and Endnote to see if the style employed has been consistent throughout your presentation.

Screen shot of insert reference in MS PowerPoint