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EndNote: Get the software

Guide to using EndNote, software that helps organise your reference sources. Also allows you to create in text citations and a list of references as you type in Microsoft Word.

For your personal computer or laptop

1.  First, get the EndNote X7 software:

  • AUT students can download it by logging in to AUTonline. Go to Student Links and click AUT DOWNLOAD ORG
  • AUT staff can download it from using their AUT username and password

 2.  Next, install it on your personal computer:

  • double click on the EndNoteX7-installer.exe icon and follow the instructions on screen to install EndNote X7 (Windows or Mac)
  • if you are installing on a Windows PC and unable to proceed past the installer download, right-click the installer file in the downloads folder and select Run as administrator. Still unsuccessful? Check your firewall/security settings.


  • You can install one copy of EndNote X7 on a personal computer or laptop
  • AUT IT Service Desk does not offer installation or on-going support for EndNote on your personal computer

EndNote on campus

The EndNote program is installed on computers on all AUT campuses:

  • Students can use it in open access labs, postgraduate study rooms and the Library's information literacy labs
  • Staff normally have a version of EndNote on their office computer. An update to Endnote X7 will be required on computers running Windows 10 and Office 2016, due to compatibility issues. If necessary, staff can get this from AUTonline (academic staff only), the IT Downloads site or by logging a job on ICT Service Now

Which version?

AUT Library supports EndNote X7 and we recommend you install this version on your own computer.

Our workshops focus on the software available in the open access labs, information literacy labs and postgraduate study rooms on AUT campuses:

Windows: EndNote X7 and Word 2016

Mac: EndNote X7 and Word 2016

Find written guides for these here.

Have a different version of Word on your personal computer/laptop? Check the compatibility box below.

Note: Mac users running OSX Mavericks (OS 10.9) need to use EndNote X6 or X7, as EndNote X5 and earlier are not compatible with Mavericks.

System requirements and compatibility of EndNote X7

  • EndNote libraries are compatible across Macintosh and Windows platforms.  
  • Compatibility of EndNote X7 with word processors:

EndNote X7.4

EndNote X7.5

 Word 2016


 Word 2016


 Word 2013


 Word 2011


 Word 2010


 Word 2008 SP1


 Word 2007


 Word 2004


 * Read more about Word compatibility