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Merging documents

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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