How Do I Remove The Endnote Code To Create A Plain Word Document?

December 20, 2021

The EndNote in-text citations contain code that allow Word and EndNote to interact. The code can be removed to create a ‘plain text’ Word document. If you are submitting a thesis or an item for publication, it is best practice to remove the field codes.

To do this:

  • Word 2016/2013/2010/2007
    Go to the EndNote Tab in Word and click on Convert Citations and Bibliography button, and then select Convert to Plain Text 
  • Mac Word 2011
    Go to the EndNote toolbar in Word and click on Bibliography: Convert to Plain Text 
  • Pages for Mac
    Open the EndNote tab, select Tools > Convert to Plain Text 

You will be prompted to save this plain text document and should do so as there is no way to convert it back to a document with EndNote code.  

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