When a reference has appeared in a footnote earlier in a long piece of writing, EndNote tells me that it has been previously cited.  I therefore have to replace it with author name and the pinpoint ‘above n ?,’.   Is there an easy way to do this rather than having to scroll back to find the number of the earlier footnote.  When text including footnotes is being changed around in a long document it can take time to go back to change all duplicated citations.

As far as I know, EndNote cannot cross-reference notes in this way. It can only detect consecutive repeat citations (i.e,. when you use ibid). The University of Queensland library guide recommends that you use Word’s cross-referencing feature instead. See

See also Curtin University’s guide:



Megan Fitzgibbons

Faculty Liaison Coordinator (Interim) | Law Library

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The University of Western Australia