EndNote Basic can work with Microsoft Word to insert citations into the body of your document. It can also build the corresponding list of references at the end of the document in the output style of your choice.
In order to do this, you must download the Cite While You Write Plugin to your computer. This will install EndNote commands within Word.
After downloading the Cite While You Write plugin, EndNote commands will appear in Word. The Cite While You Write plugin allows communication between EndNote Basic and Microsoft Word. Here's how it works:
If the toolbar still doesn't appear, you can find the commands as shown below. What if I see the toolbar but it's not quite the same as the picture above?
Note the toolbar below reads EN on the far left. This indicates the toolbar is set to work with EndNote. Click on the Preferences option (right end of the toolbar, next to the question mark) to specify the application to be used with the Cite While You Write plugin. After selecting EndNote Web, the toolbar will display ENW instead of EN. This is the setting needed to work with EndNote Basic.
Using the EndNote Basic toolbar in Word for Windows.
Click on Bibliography to format the references. Choose the desired output style from the drop-down menu on the Format Bibliography pop-up box.
This is similar to how it appears in Word for Macs.
Devise a system of backups so you can revert to an older version of your document should something 'bad' happen to your working document.
You may need to remove the EndNote Basic coding in the background of the Word document in order to make final edits or prior to submission of your manuscript for publication.
To do this in Windows, click on Convert Citations and Bibliography -- to Plain Text.
To do this on Macs, click on the Remove Field Codes command.
REMEMBER: create a BACKUP. Once you remove the field codes, EndNote Basic will not be able to work with the document to manipulate the citation information.