Can I convert a RefWorks Write-N-Cite Word document for use with EndNote Cite-While-You-Write?

Answered By: Richard Fallis
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2019     Views: 287

Yes, you can do this by following the instructions below on a computer with both Write-N-Cite and EndNote Desktop/Cite While You Write installed.

These instructions apply to Write-N-Cite used in conjunction with either Legacy or ProQuest RefWorks. If you have used RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) to create a Word document, please follow the separate instructions available by clicking the link at the end of this answer.

  1. Ensure that the RefWorks references used in your Word document are also in your EndNote Library
  2. Open and save a new version of your Word document
  3. Click on the RefWorks or ProQuest tab in Word, and log in to Write-N-Cite with your Legacy RefWorks or ProQuest RefWorks details
  4. Once syncing is complete, delete the bibliography from the end of your Word document (if there is one)
  5. Change the citation style of your document to the QUB institutional style Convert to EndNote (if this style doesn’t appear automatically, you will need to find it by clicking Select Other Style at the bottom of the Style dropdown menu) – this will modify all your citations so that they appear in curly brackets i.e. {…}
  6. Log out of Write-N-Cite – this will prompt you to save and close your Word document
  7. Re-open your Word document
  8. Click on the EndNote tab in Word to activate Cite While You Right (you might need to disable Write-N-Cite, as well as Mendeley and Zotero Word plug-ins, in order for Cite While You Right to function properly)
  9. Press [Ctrl]+A or [Command]+A on the keyboard to highlight all text
  10. Press [Crtl]+6 or [Command]+6 to remove any field codes from your document
  11. Use the Cite While You Write Style dropdown menu to choose your desired citation style
  12. Click Update Citations and Bibliography – EndNote will convert all the citations in your document into a format that can be used with Cite While You Write
  13. Click Inset/Ignore/Ignore All if EndNote queries any of your citations
  14. Citations will be reformatted to match your chosen style, and a bibliography will be added to the end of your Word document – if any citations failed to be reformatted, you can delete them and re-add them from your EndNote Library using Cite While You Write’s Insert Citation button
  15. Save this new, EndNote-compatible version of your Word document

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