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EndNote Library Management

Restoring EndNote Tools in MS Word

In this guide:

If the EndNote Tool Menu is Missing: Updating/reinstalling Word deletes the EndNoteā€menu related files. A possible solution involves opening Word and following these steps [Note: Pictured example uses Word 2007 -- see below for Word 2010 and 2013]:


After opening Word Options:


To restore EndNote tools in Word 2010-2013:

  1. Click on the File menu and select Options
  2. Click on Add-ins
  3. Change the Manage options to Disabled Items
  4. Click Go
  5. Highlight any EndNote item(s) and click Enable [Note: if no EndNote items are present, download the latest updates from the EndNote web site ]
  6. Click OK

Restoring the EndNote Tools in MS Word (MacIntosh Computers)

Problem: The EndNote tools are missing from the Word toolbar.

Fix: Install the Cite While You Write (CWYW) plug-in. In EndNote, click on "EndNote" in the upper left-hand corner > Customizer. Check the box next to Cite While You Write to install the plug-in. A restart of EndNote and Word may be necessary. You can also download the plug-in from EndNote Web.

Missing Floating Toolbar in MacIntosh

Problem: The EndNote floating toolbar has disappeared in my Mac version of EndNote.

Fix: In Word, go to the Toolbars tab. Select EndNote and then View to enable the floating toolbar.