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Last Updated: 04 Jul 2018 Β Β Β  Views: 91806

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 (24)

  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 helpfulπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ–’
    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.
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    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.
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    by math on 08 Jun 2020.
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