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Last Updated: 01 Oct 2020     Views: 132848

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 (33)

  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
  3. Very useful. In particular, the manipulations to the Endnote file. Thanks so much.
    by Nan on 25 Oct 2017
  4. Very useful info. Configure Endnote.exe is the solution worked for me.
    Thanks a lot !!
    by RT on 11 Nov 2017
  5. If using EndNote for Mac - the answers to missing CWYW can be found here
    by KC on 17 Nov 2017
  6. Very helpful! Thanks!
    by Jose on 20 Apr 2018
  7. Thanks a lot.
    Very helpful!
    by NT on 08 Jun 2018
  8. Thanks a lot - very helpful - worked a treat.
    by RWW on 26 Jun 2018
  9. Thanks a lot, very helpful???
    by Jessica on 28 Jun 2018
  10. Configuring Endnote worked like magic. Thanks
    by Nelson on 30 Jul 2018
  11. great's solved
    by khaled on 18 Sep 2018
  12. Configure endnote worked and took about 30 seconds to solve. Thanks so much - saved me heaps of time and effort trying to figure this out.
    by Ainsley on 30 Sep 2018
  13. Thank you. Problem solved. It worked very well.
    by KC Leketa on 02 Apr 2019
  14. Thank you, very helpful:)
    by Rusianti on 09 Jul 2019
  15. Thank you, problem sorted.
    by Nomathemba Ginindza on 08 Oct 2019
  16. Thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    by Heidi on 27 Oct 2019
  17. Help a lot! thank you
    by Mohamed Abdulbagi on 04 Nov 2019
  18. So easy! Fantastic - thank you
    by Kate on 12 Nov 2019
  19. I cant do it in both ways. In configure endnote i cant check any options. In word, addins not available
    by Umair on 10 Dec 2019
  20. Thanks a lot for this useful information
    by Naeem Akhtar on 25 Jan 2020
  21. Excellent assistance. Thank you!
    by JL on 28 Apr 2020
  22. this is very helpful assistance, thanks a lot.
    by mike on 08 Jun 2020
  23. very very Helpful Thank you!!
    by math on 08 Jun 2020
  24. እግዚአብሔር ይባርካችሁ ለ6 የሰዓታት የለፋሁበትን ችግር በእናንተ እርዳታ በ5ደቂቂዎች ተፈትቶልኛል በጣም አመሰግናለሁ። God bless you, a problem that I have exahusted for 6 hours is solves within 5 minutes by the help of you.Thank you very much.
    by Sahileslassie on 12 Aug 2020
  25. I was looking for a solution for the last 1 hour and you fixed it within a minute. Thanks a lot.
    by Uzzal on 01 Oct 2020
  26. Thank you. My problem is solved.
    by Markos Temesgen on 18 Nov 2020
  27. Oh! Wonderful. That's really great. I wasted two days to resolve it. I configure many time through Endnote. But it did not happen. Then I followed both routes and it appeared in the word tab. Really thankful.
    by Narinder Singh on 23 Nov 2020
  28. I am very thankful, it really helped me within one minute. I had tried for two days without help
    by Brenda Kagendo on 12 Dec 2020
  29. Very helpful.Quick solution. more convenient than clarivet support platform
    by Hamad on 18 Jan 2021
  30. Thank you. A solution after hours searching for one.
    by Javier on 10 Sep 2021
  31. thanks very much it is very helpf
    by Tadele Derbew on 05 Mar 2022
  32. This was very very helpful and effective for me after struggling so much to locate the end note. Thanks!
    by Billy Kipruto on 22 Jul 2022
  33. Please ignore my last comment. This solution worked fine - I had neglected to close out all open word files. I did that, then re-opened Word it Endnote was back in the ribbon.
    by Jack on 07 Aug 2023

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