Merge several chapters to one Word document

How to merge different Word documents to one document.


Some students and employees like to write different chapters in seperate Word documents. You can cut and paste texts that are connected to EndNote without experiencing errors. This is how to do it:

Start my making a security copy of all of your chapters/documents.

All of the work below is done using Word. You still need to have opened your EndNote program in order for the steps to work.

In each file:

  1. Go to the EndNote toolbar.
  2. Click Export to EndNote - Choose Export Traveling Library. Make sure that the correct library is suggested. Click OK. You will receive the following messasge: Export complete.
  3. Click Update Citations and Bibliography
  4. Click Convert Citations and Bibliography and choose Convert to Unformatted Citations. The parentheses will be changed to curly brackets: (Andersen, 2015) will appear as {Andersen, 2015 #123}. The reference list will disappear.
  5. Save the document.

Reapeat step 1 - 5 in each file.

Merge the document

  1. Merge all the files to one document and save.
  2. Go to the EndNote toolbar and choose  Update Citations and Bibliography. EndNote will format all the curly brackets to ordinary parentheses.You will also see that the reference list reappears. This might take some time.

You are still able to insert references in the document.

Please feel free to contact us at endnote@usn.no if you have any questions.