How to Reinstall EndNote CWYW Tools in Word?

December 5, 2011   –Yingting           

Question: I meant to disable EndNote CWYW in a document, but instead I removed the EndNote CWYW add-in tools from my computer accidentally. How can I reinstall the add-in tools?

Answer: You have two ways to get the tools back. The easier way is run the “Repair” function by following the steps below:

  • Go to My Computer -> C drive -> Program Files.
  • Click on “Add or remove programs”.
  • Click on EndNote X5 or other versions of EndNote.
  • Click on “Change”. Then the “EndNote X5 Setup” window pops up.
  • Clicking in the radio button next to “Repair”, you’ll make your computer automatically reinstall the missing or corrupt files. Follow the directions to complete the repair process. Click “Finish” when it is completed.
  • Close all MS Office applications and restart Word. The EndNote Tab should reappear.

Another way is just to uninstall EndNote and then reinstall the whole program. The missing add-in tools will be installed along with the whole program. This method is more tedious and not recommended.


How to Resolve an Issue with Exporting References from EndNote X3 to Word?

March 22, 2010 – Yingting  

Question: When I tried to export references from EndNote X3, I got an EndNote Error message. What can I do to resolve this issue?

Answer: There are three options to resolve this issue.

Option 1: To repair the program. Go to Start –> Control Panel –> Add or Remove Programs and Windows Components –> Click here for support information –> Repair.

Option 2: To reset preferences. Go to –> Support & Services –>Frequently Asked Questions    EndNote —   Compatibility, Installing, Uninstalling, and Upgrading  More… –> Install 27   Answer (How can I delete/recreate my EndNote preferences?)

Option 3: To use Copy Formatted. Launch the EndNote X3 program and open the desired library. Highlight the references to be exported to Word. Make sure the correct style is chosen. Go to the Edit menu and click on Copy Formatted. Paste the copied formatted references into Word.