I’ve recently upgraded to Office 2013 (64-bit), and was quite surprised when I realised that EndNote X6’s Cite While You Write feature did not automatically work in the new version of Word upon installation. I tried searching the web, but couldn’t find any helpful guides (other than to revert back to Office 2010, or to “wait for EndNote x7”.
After trawling through several forums, I managed to find a solution. The reason I’m posting this here is because I’m likely to need this workaround again in the near future, and will, in all likelihood, forget what I did.
(This solution also worked for EndNote X4, also for a 64-bit version of Office 2013. I’m led to believe that things are slightly easier if you’re working with a 32-bit version of Office – in that you can skip Steps 2 and 3 below – but have no way of testing that.)
- Close all instances of Office.
- Go to C:\Program Files (X86)\EndNote X6\Product-Support\CWYW\x64.
- Copy “EndNote Cwyw.dll” and “ManagedCode.dll”, and paste them in C:\Program Files (X86)\Common Files\ResearchSoft\CWYW\16. You will be asked to replace the existing files; click ‘yes’.
- Download vcredist_x64.exe from here, and install it.
- Click on Start, and type “cmd” in the search box. Right click on “cmd.exe” and choose Run as Administrator.
- In the command prompt, type regsvr32.exe “C:\Program Files (X86)\Common Files\ResearchSoft\CWYW\16\EndNote CWYW.dll” and press Enter. A message should appear confirming the DLL registration.
- Open Word – you should now have the EndNote tab at the top.
The above steps were an amalgamation of several sources, most notably a set of forum posts at Thomson Reuters Community. Some sources recommend Repairing the EndNote installation before trying the steps above, but I found this was not required.