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Exporting EndNote References from a Word Document
All Word documents linked to an EndNote library have a unique Endnote library called a Travelling Library
attached to the document. Export the references from the document to an existing or new EndNote library.
Use the travelling library to share references or recover references when the original EnfNote library has
been lost or destroyed.
1. Open the Word document
2. Click on Export to EndNote > Export Travelling Library.
3. At the prompt, open an existing or new EndNote library. Click OK
Do not un-format the word document, as you will need the original EndNote Library to reformat the
It is recommended that you export your references to a new EndNote library so you can review the
A travelling library does not contain notes, abstracts, images or captions
Removing Field Codes
Remove EndNote field codes from a Word document to enable the document to be opened on a
computer that does not have the EndNote program. Some publishers require the removal of field codes
prior to article submission.
1. Select the EndNote tab, click on Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Plain Text
2. At the prompt, click OK
3. A new document will be created without EndNote coding, leaving the original with EndNote coding
Sharing EndNote libraries
To work with colleagues:
Send a compressed Endnote library via email (instructions page 2 of workbook). This will include the
EndNote library and the .Data folder
Use EndNote Online (EndNote Web) to share a library that can be edited by all users
Endnote Online (EndNote Web)
Create an EndNote Online account
Sync libraries from different computers (e.g. i-pad/home computer) using the cloud. Use the
button to create an exact references + groups match. The match is exact so deleted references will be
deleted from all synced libraries. Groups need to be in alpha order. Sync to an empty library for first
sync. Available using EndNote X7.1 or later.
Share an EndNote Library with up to 15 total users. Sync the library with EndNote Online first then
invite collaborators by sending invitation emails. Users must have an Endnote Online account. Users
have unlimited storage for file attachments. Set up your library to share selected content with
colleagues, giving read only or read/write access. Available for version X7.2 or later.
More information on sharing EndNote libraries and EndNote Online are included in the
guide (EndNote Guide > Learn to use EndNote > More) or via Google.
Last updated: 15
October 2015, Learning and Teaching Team