Combine Word documents with EndNote citations

Convert citations to text

  1. Make a copy of each chapter, e.g. chapter1-copy.doc; chapter2-copy.doc.
  2. Open each document (chapter1-copy.doc, etc.) in Word, and from the EndNote menu in Word select the Convert Citations and Bibliography and then Convert to Unformatted Citations command. This will remove the bibliography at the end of each chapter and change the references in the text into their unformatted form
  3. Save each document

Combine the documents

  1. Open chapter1-copy.doc in Word. Then open chapter2-copy.doc and select the whole document (Ctrl+A), copy it and paste it at the end of chapter1-copy.doc.
  2. Continue copying and pasting each chapter at the end of chapter1-copy.doc, until the whole thesis is in one document.
  3. Rename chapter1-copy.doc to thesis-master.doc. This is the master copy of your thesis, and any subsequent changes should be made to this document. Save this document.
  4. Open thesis-master.doc in Word. From the EndNote menu in Word select the Update Citations and Bibliography command. (In earlier versions of EndNote, use the Format Bibliography command.)
  5. EndNote will format all the references in your document and create a single bibliography at the end of the thesis. Save the changes.

Note: Unformatting the citations disables the instant formatting in Word. If you prefer to work with instant formatting, go to the Bibliography > Preferences by clicking on the small arrow at the very bottom of the Bibliography group on the EndNote menu in Word, and then select the Instant Formatting tab and click on the Turn On button.

Note: See Moving a bibliography if you need to move EndNote’s bibliography to appear above the appendices.