The EndNote toolbar is missing in Word

Sometimes the EndNote toolbar will disappear from Word. Here is how to bring it back:

In Word 2007/2010:

  1. Click File
  2. Choose Options at the bottom.
  3. Choose Options at the bottom.
  4. In the menu Manage at the bottom:
        - Choose Disabled items
        - Click Go
  5. Choose: cite while you writeEndNote cwyw or something similar and click Activate
  6. Restart Word

If this doesn't work:

  1. Click File
  2. Choose Options at the bottom.
  3. Choose Addins in the menue to the left
  4. In the menu Manage at the bottom:
        - Choose COM Add-ins
        - Click Go
  5. Choose Cite while you write
  6. Click OK

If this doesn't work:

  1. Make sure your document has not been saved as an OpenTextDocument (with suffix .odt). It should be a regular Word-file (.docx)
  2. Check this by right clicking the document's icon, see under Properties and Type of file.
  3. To create a copy of an odt-file as a docx-file, open the document, click File and  Save as a Word-file.
  4. Restart Word and EndNote. If the toolbar is still missing, try the alternatives described above.

The EndNote-menue disappears every time you close word

  1. Right Klick on EndNote-WordAddinFix.reg and save the file on your desktop or in downloads. Note: In the dowload window, make sure it says Save as type: Registation Entries. If not, try another browser (Chrome or Explorer)
  2. Double-click the file to run.
  3. Confirm
  4. If the import is successful you should be able to click OK
  5. Check if the EndNote menu is back in Word, if not - go to alternative 2 in this page.
  6. Close and open Word to make sure everything is still OK
  7. Delete the EndNote-WordAddinFix.reg-file

Word for Mac

Please see the official EndNote webpage


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