The Cite While You Write (CWYW) function allows you to insert references from your Endnote library into a Word document while you are writing. You can add these references as footnotes.
Never delete footnote citations by using the delete or backspace keys. It can corrupt your document. You need to remove the formatting that links the citation in your document with the matching record in your EndNote library. Removing a footnote is a 2 part process. First, remove the EndNote citation from the document footer. Second, remove the in-text marker for the footnote from the paragraph it’s in.
To safely delete a footnote:
You can choose the way your footnotes are formatted by EndNote. You can also choose whether or not to have a separate reference list at the end of your document or note. Turabian 9th Footnote is used for this example, but you can also use other styles.
Part 1 – Do you want a reference list at the end as well as footnotes?
Part 2 – Standard footnotes
Part 3 – Footnote format for when you quote the same source twice in a row
If you cite the same source more than once without other sources in between, you still insert a footnote, but it’s often formatted differently from the first instance. Ibid. (“in the same place”) is the default, but check your referencing guide in case it asks for something different. Example of Ibid used in the footnotes:
NOTE: When you edit a style, your new version is saved to the Styles folder on the computer you are working on. If you want to use that same edited style with EndNote on another computer, you will need to transfer a copy of the edited style to the other computer, install it, and select it.
You can change referencing styles in your Word document by selecting another style and updating your citations and bibliography. However, you can't change referencing formats this way. If you have been formatting your references as in-text citations, switching to the footnote format requires a bit of extra work. For a small number of references, maybe a dozen or fewer, you can easily work through the document to remove each in-text citation and replace it with a footnote. For longer documents with larger reference lists, you can use a Word macro to enable the conversion. PLEASE NOTE that this is an advanced technique.
For more information see Clarivate's community conversation on Converting in-text citations to footnotes/endnotes. It has the macro coding and instructions for creating the macro in Word using Windows 7. For Windows 10, you can run the new macro from the View Macros window. The new intext2footnote macro will appear at the end of the list there.