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Help on using the citation management tool EndNote.

Google Docs

It is possible to use EndNote to place citations into a Google Doc. It will take a few steps and you will still need to have EndNote installed on your desktop. 

Step 1: Drag and drop your citations from EndNote to where you want to place them in your Google doc. 

Step 1: inserting Endnote citations into a Google doc.

Step 2: When you're finished writing, download your Google doc in Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Step 2: Download Google doc as an RTF file.

Step 3: In EndNote, select Tools - Format Paper - Format Paper and choose your .rtf file

Step 3: In Endnote, choose Tools, Format Paper and open RTF file.

Step 4: In the Format Paper dialog box that appears, choose the citation style you want under Output Style and click Format.

Step 4: format the paper in the citation style of your choice and click format.

Step 5. Save the paper as an .rtf file to your desktop. Note: you will lose the citation formatting if you upload this file back into Google docs so complete these steps after you're finished writing. 

Step 5: Save the final file as an RTF document.