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Working with long documents

  • If you are working on a large document such as a thesis you may prefer to create separate Word documents for each section or chapter
  • Each document will have a uniquely ordered reference list that must be unformatted before it can be merged

Note: Citations in individual documents must all come from the same EndNote library for this process to work.

Unformat chapter citations

  • First make a backup of all documents you intend to merge
  • For each document, open the EndNote X8 tab, then select Tools > Convert to Unformatted Citations
  • The reference list will disappear; in-text citations revert to temporary citations denoted by a hash number and curly brackets

Combine chapters and update citations

‚ÄčOnce you have unformatted the citations in each chapter:

  • Copy the chapter text out of each document, paste the Word documents together in the correct order into a new document, and save
  • Insert page breaks if necessary
  • Recreate the reference list in the merged document by selecting Bibliography Update Citations and Bibliography on the EndNote X8 toolbar
    Update citations and bibliography
  • Your in-text citations will now be formatted correctly, and there will be a single reference list or bibliography at the end of your document