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EndNote (Desktop Version): Removing Citations

EndNote Field Codes in a Word Document

EndNote uses a coding system that is not visible in most viewing modes for Word documents. This coding is use to organize citation and reference information within the document. Any text in the document that appears to be highlighted in gray when selected has related EndNote coding not visible in the current view. To ensure that the coding system does not become disrupted while you are writing, it is important to use the built-in citation and reference editing tools available through EndNote to make modifications to citations or references that were added to the document with an EndNote tool, rather than typing or deleting information with a keyboard. Though using the built-in tools will sometimes take more time than simply typing, using those tools ensures the integrity of the coded information within the document. 

Removing citations from a Word document

1. Click the Edit & Manage Citation(s) button in the ribbon in the EndNoteX8 tab. Clicking this button will open a new window. 

 

2. In the new window, locate the citation to be removed from the document. Click the small arrow at the edge of the drop down Edit Reference button. 

 

3. Select the Remove Citation option, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window. 

1. Click the Edit & Manage Citation(s) button in the ribbon in the EndNoteX8 tab. Clicking this button will open a new window. 

 

2. In the new window, locate the citation to be removed from the document. Click the small arrow at the edge of the drop down Edit Reference button. 

 

3. Select the Remove Citation option, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window. 

 

 

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