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EndNote for Mac

When & how

Using EndNote's CWYW functionality for referencing has several advantages but

  • The embedded codes can make it difficult to edit references
  • Sometimes a plain text document is specifically requested, e.g., by a lecturer or journal publisher

If you have largely completed writing and editing you can convert your document to plain text.

Converting to plain text

  • Open the EndNote X8 tab, select Tools > Convert to Plain Text
  • A notification window will pop up, click OK
  • A copy of the document without field codes appears in a new document window
  • Save this document with a new filename
  • You now have the previous Word version, with field codes, and the new version, with citations and references editable in Word 

Note: The new document is no longer linked to your EndNote library so any changes to EndNote records will not carry through to the plain text version.