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







**NOTE - it may be necessary to navigate to the .ris file in your Downloads folder if you do not recieve the prompt shown above when selecting the file in your browser**

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

Exporting from RefWorks to EndNote

The video below is shown on PC, however the steps are nearly identical for Mac with the exception that the EndNote application will be located in the Applications folder rather than Program Files, as shown above under Error - There is no application set to open the document "endnoteexport.ris"