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If your most current library is in EndNote Web, you simply need to create a new blank desktop library and sync it.


However, if your most current library is in the desktop version, then you will need to break the connection with

the Web version, and reset it.


1. In EndNote Web, delete all references, groups and empty the trash.

2. In EndNote desktop, add this to the end of your E-Mail Address in the Sync preferences: #!resetLocalSync

Note: This is case sensitive. So, if the email address was, you would change this to!resetLocalSync


3. Click the sync button, you will be prompted to re-enter your EndNote Web email address, and to close and re-open EndNote.


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This technique is advised to avoid issues when merging multiple documents (e.g. merging chapters to create a full draft).

1. Open your EndNote library and leave it open for the entire process.

Note: you should only have one EndNote library. If you have multiple EndNote libraries, you will need to combine these into one master library before merging documents. Chat to your Subject Librarian first if you haven't done this before.

2. Open all documents you want to merge.

3. Change EndNote citations to unformatted. In the EndNote tab, click Convert Citations and Bibliography and select Convert to Unformatted Citations.

The EndNote citations in your text will change from round brackets (Smith, 2013, p. 23) to curly brackets {Smith, 2013#125@23} and your reference list will disappear.

Complete this process for all documents to be merged and Save and close documents. 

4. Open the master document or 1st document in the series. Place your cursor where you want to insert the next document.

In the Insert tab select Object then Text from file. (In the Text group on the ribbon).
Navigate to the document you wish to insert and select Insert.

5. Save this merged document.

6. Reformat the EndNote references in Word in the EndNote tab by clicking Update Citations and Bibliography.

Please contact your Subject Librarian if you have any questions or problems. 

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Make sure you're using the latest version of EndNote. The most current versions are X7.5 for Windows and X7.5.1.1 for Mac. The Mac update is particularly important if you are using Word 2016.

To find the updates for Windows, go to the Help menu in EndNote X7 and choose "Check for Updates... 

In a Mac, go to the EndNote menu, and choose "Check for Updates".


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