How Can I Disable EndNote in a Document in Word 2007?

December 3, 2011

Updated September 24, 2014  — Yingting (Thanks to ks)

Question: I would like to manually edit my document. But each time I edit it, the document returns to its former form. How can I disable EndNote in a document?

Answer: To disable EndNote X7 (or rather CWYW) in your document in Word 2007, please follow the steps below:

  • First of all, save a backup copy of your document.
  • In Word, click on the EndNote X7 tab.
  • In the Bibliography section which is in the middle, click on “Convert Citations and Bibliography”.
  • Then click “Convert to Plain Text”. This allows you to save a copy of your document without formatted CWYW field codes. Formatted citations and bibliography are saved as text.

Thus your document is no longer associated with EndNote. You can manually edit your document. Many publishers require the authors to remove the field codes when they submit the manuscripts.


APA 6th Ed. Style – Journal Article Citing Error

In EndNote X5 an error has been discovered in the APA 6th edition publication style.  The error may cause some journal articles to be cited incorrectly in a bibliography.  The problem is the template used to cite journal articles includes the “Type of Article” field.  If there is an entry in the “Type of Article” field in a reference’s EndNote record the information in that field will be included in the citation to the journal article in the bibliography.  This is NOT the correct APA format for a journal article citation.  

To correct this problem download and install a revised copy of the APA 6th publication style available on the University Libraries EndNote web page, or edit the APA 6th Publication style from within EndNote.  Instructions on how to do both are available in the EndNote web page’s News and Help section.

I can’t find the style I want to use in the EndNote desktop program, what should I do?

Here are the options for you:

  • Go to and then click on “support & services” menu; on the left column, choose “Output Styles”. At the next page, search for the style you need. If found, download and save it in your computer at C:\Program Files\EndNote X4\Styles (where X4 can be replaced by other versions). You may also request to download all the styles that are available for EndNote. Note: including all the styles in your EndNote program will slow down the speed of launching and its performance.
  • Use the EndNote user forum which can be accessed from the bottom of the left column at Then choose “EndNote Styles, Filters, and Connections” to search for any related posts or ask for help from other users.
  • To create the style on your own by saving a copy of style similar to your desired one. Then make changes according to your style’s format.
  • Call the EndNote Technical Support for help. It takes two weeks or so for them to create a new style.

Video Tutorials on CWYW with EndNote X4

Below are the video tutorials on CWYW with EndNote X4 ceated by the EndNote trainers.

CWYW-Word 2007: Find Citation –

 CWYW-Word 2007: Format Bibliography –

 CWYW-Word 2007: Edit & Manage Citations –

 CWYW-Word 2008: Find Citation –

 CWYW-Word 2008: Insert Citations –

 CWYW-Word 2008: Format Bibliography –

 CWYW-Word 2008: Edit & Manage Citations –

 CWYW Writer –

 CWYW in Apple Pages –