The basic steps required to cite a reference and generate a bibliography with Microsoft Word are summarized below.
To Cite While You Write:
If your citations are not automatically formatted, and a bibliography is not updated each time you insert a citation:
Occasionally EndNote Cite While You Write Plugin updates do not keep up with new versions of Word. EndNote Online can be used format your papers until a patch is available. You can also use this technique if you are using Office 365. All that is required is that the document be saved in the .rtf (Rich Text Format).
If you do not see your particular citation style in the list of styles preloaded into EndNote, search the EndNote website for additional styles. Instructions for downloading new styles are included in the link: http://endnote.com/downloads/styles
Always proofread the bibliography! No citation software is perfect.
There's one extra step if you're inserting a reference into a footnote.
Click the References tab in Word ribbon. Then click the Footnote button/link.
With your cursor still in the footnote, click the EndNote toolbar in Word and then the Insert Citation button as usual. (Wherever your cursor is in your document -- the body or the footnote -- is where the citation will appear in the document.)
There may be occasions where you want to copy all of the references used in a Microsoft Word document to an EndNote library. Perhaps you received only the formatted Word document from a colleague, and would like to create EndNote references to use later. Or, you may have a large EndNote library, but want to create a smaller EndNote library with only the subset of references used in your paper.
Note: The Traveling Library does not contain Notes, Abstracts, Figures, or Captions.
To export references from a Word document to an EndNote library:
There is an alternate way to copy references from your Word document to an EndNote library. Open both your Word document and the EndNote library. Then, in EndNote, go to the Tools menu, then the Cite While You Write submenu, and select Import Traveling Library.
Note: When you use the Export/Import Traveling Library commands, the exported references are renumbered and do not retain their original reference numbers.