EndNote for Mac

This guide details the steps for using EndNote on a Mac. It covers Cite While You Write in Pages and Word for Mac.

Common Errors with EndNote for Mac

Error - There is no application set to open the document "endnoteexport.ris".

If you recieve this message when trying to open a .ris file:

  1. Click "Choose Application..."
  2. Navigate to your Applications folder
  3. Open the EndNote folder and select EndNote






Error - After opening .ris you see a folder view or receive "Library is already in use" message

This means there is an error locating the EndNote library to associate reference with, see video below

  1. Navigate to and select My EndNote Library.enl
    • If you named your library something besides the default name ("My Endnote Library"), choose that name instead