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.


How to Make EndNote X3 Tab Reappear in Word 2007?

October 1, 2009 – Yingting  

Question: I accidentally disabled the EndNote X3 tab in Word 2007. How can I make it reappear?

Answer: To re-enable the EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW) Add-in in Word 2007, you need to follow the following steps:

  • Click on the Office button in the upper left corner Word2007OfficeButton.
  • Under the Office menu, click on “Word Options” at the bottom. A new window will open.
  • Click on “Add-ins” on the left NavBar in the Word Options window.
  • At the bottom of the list of Add-Ins, under “Disabled Application Add-Ins”, you should see the Cite While You Write Add-in. To re-enable this, go to the Manage: pull-down menu located at the very bottom of the Word Options window. Change the menu from “COM Add-ins” to “Disabled Items”.
  • Click Go, you will see a little pop-up window.
  • Click on the “Add-in: cite while you write (endnote cwyw.dll)” and then hit Enable.
  • After doing that, close Word 2007 as well as all other Office programs and then restart Word2007. The EndNote X3 Tab should reappear in the Ribbon next to the View tab.

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