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EndNote: Before you start

Manage references and citations in your writing and research

Before you download EndNote to your Mac...

It is important to update your Mac operating system before installing EndNote. Click on the Apple icon and look for the Software Update item. 

Mac system reqs and word processing compatibilities

EndNote X7 requires the following:

Mac Requirements (X8)

  • macOS 10.10 and above
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 700 MB available
  • Minimum 2GB of available RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation — not required for download installation.

Mac Requirements (X7)

  • Mac OS X (10.6 and later)
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 400 MB available
  • Minimum 256 MB of available RAM
  • CD-ROM drive required for installation — not required for download installation.

Check the EndNote website for further information:

Sierra OS Alert

You must install EndNote X8 on the Sierra OS. Installing Endnote X7 (or previous versions) from the JCU software downloads page will no longer work.

Pages and EndNote - Issues

There are some issues with using Pages and EndNote.

If you downloaded Pages '09 from the Mac App Store and want to insert citations from EndNote you will need to install the Pages EndNote Plug-in. You can obtain the Plug-in from Apple.

Some known issues include:

  • You have modified a reference in your EndNote library, and want to update the citation in the Pages 09 document. To do this, you will need to remove the citation from the pages document and reinsert the citation.
  • If you transfer a Pages file to an iPad, the bibliography will transfer, but it will be converted to plain text. If you return the document to your Mac, any new references would be added to a new bibliography. Because of this, we do not recommend using EndNote formatted Pages documents on the iPad at this time.
  • Manage Citations does not show citations in the order they are in the document, because the list is sorted by author name. To remove a citation from one specific place in the document you would need to remove all instances of a reference, and then reinsert where you need it to go.

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