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EndNote for Macs

Recent Compatibility Warnings

  • The production version of EndNote X8.1 is not compatible with the newest version of Word (16.xx), but the most recent update, X8.2 should address this issue.  
    • Make sure that you run updates for your EndNote for Mac. Updates are in the EndNote X8 menu just below the "Customizer."
    • If you are updating from X7, instead of using the Customizer first, download X8 from the Library website. You may still need to run the Customizer, but you need the X8 package downloaded first.
  • EndNote for Mac and macOS High Sierra

    Clarivate discovered some issues with the EndNote PDF viewer that existed with macOS Sierra have persisted with macOS High Sierra.

    Selecting and highlighting text is misaligned (meaning the text that is highlighted is not where your cursor is). These issues have been reported by the EndNote Development Team to Apple. As a workaround, you can open up your PDFs to annotate in an external PDF application or use the annotation workflow in the free EndNote for iPad app. These same issues can be found in other Mac applications with similar PDF capabilities. As these are known issues to Apple, it is possible that Apple will release an update to Sierra and High Sierra that will include bug fixes for these issues, thus improving the PDF experience for X8 users without a release from EndNote.

Before you download EndNote

1) Check for compatibility. New problems are listed above. If you are using an older Mac operating system, Click here to see what EndNote version works best with it. You may also want to check for compatibility with your word processing program, if it's older.

2) Quit your word processing program AND the whole connected Office suite. In other words, quit Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Closing the window (clicking the red button) is not enough. Make sure you File>Quit.

3) Download the Firefox web browser. Safari has trouble exporting database results to your EndNote program. Chrome usually exports single references just fine, but sometimes gets glitchy with several references exported at one time. UGA Libraries still recommends that you use Firefox as your EndNote export browser. You can certainly have several browsers, and use something else for personal browsing or other projects.

The first time you send database references to EndNote, you must designate the program to open files in Firefox . Follow the directions in the video.

  • Firefox does not have to be your default browser.
  • You do not need to remove other browsers.