For system and hardware and word processor compatibility visit: https://endnote.com/product-details/compatibility/
When downloading references from databases on a Mac:
To start the EndNote program in Macintosh and open an EndNote library: Open the EndNote folder (in the Applications folder) and double-click the EndNote program icon.
To configuring Mac for importing to EndNote:
After installing EndNote, Mac users often need to configure their system to open downloaded files with the application. After attempting to export from a database or Google Scholar:
Transferring Files from Mac to PC / PC to Mac
In some browsers direct export does not work, so citations will be converted to text files for importing. To import a text-formatted file citation into EndNote:
After this, the EndNote program opens and you are prompted to choose an EndNote Library into which to import the citation.
NOTE: EndNote operating slowly? A backup program may be running in the background and slowing down the process. Try moving the EndNote files to a separate folder on the drive (at its own level).
EndNote and PowerPoint on MacIntosh computers
Currently, EndNote works with PowerPoint on Windows but does not work with PowerPoint on a Mac . EndNote on a Mac will work with Apple Pages and Microsoft Word only.
NOTE: There was a compatibility issue with EndNote X7 and the MacIntosh OS Sierra which has been corrected in the latest version X8.
A Cite While You Write patch is available for EndNote X7 that addresses the compatibility issue with Office 2016/Office 365 on Macintosh [the Endnote toolbar tab not appearing in the Word menu]. The patch will become automatically available after successful installation of X7.
[To fix earlier or later versions: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-for-Mac-Tools-disappeared-from-Word?language=en_US]
First, try rebooting your computer. If that does not work, try the following:
If the tools do not appear:
If the tools still do not appear:
If error messages are received when attempting to insert citations from EndNote into Word, it may be due to incompatability with iCloud automatic backup. Try moving the EndNote library to a non-backed up folder (be sure to include the EndNote library's associated data file with it).
If Word crashes when attempting to insert citations, it may be due to corrupt preferences. For a potential solution see: