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Last Updated: 30 May 2017     Views: 15439

To install/re-install the EndNote tab in Word

Restore the EndNote toolbar in Windows

  1. Open Word 2010
  2. Click on the File tab in the left-hand corner.
  3. Click Options on the left-hand-side column/menu.
  4. When the Word Options window opens, click on Add-Ins in the left-hand column.
  5. In the Manage drop-down menu (bottom of main panel), select Disabled Items and click on the Go button.
  6. The EndNote add-in will show up as Add-in: cite while you write (endnote cwyw.dll)
  7. Highlight the EndNote add-in and select Enable
  8. Close the Disabled Items window
  9. At the bottom of the Word Options window, click OK.
  10. Close and re-open Word 2010.


  1. Close Microsoft Word then go to the EndNote X7 Program Files folder:

    64-bit Machines: C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X7\
    32-bit Machines: C:\Program Files\EndNote X7\ 
  2. Run Configure EndNote.exe
  3. Make sure Configure EndNote components is selected and click Next.
  4. Select Cite While You Write add-in for Microsoft Office and click Next.
  5. Click Finish.

    Note: The message may read that the Configuration was cancelled. 
  6. Open Microsoft Word and look for the EndNote X7 tab in the ribbon.

Restore the EndNote toolbar: Mac

  1. Click on Tools and then Templates and Add-Ins...
  2. Click to tick in the boxes next to the EndNote add-ins to reactivate

To restore the EndNote tab if it has been disabled

Comments (2)

  1. Also, make sure in your active Word file, EndNote online is deselected (under preferences).
    by chistina on 14 Feb 2017.
  2. Very helpful...thanks a lot!
    by M on 08 Oct 2017.

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