Citation Change Throughout Document

I have a student needing help with her citations in EndNote. I not that great with it, but am hoping to find her some help here. Also, please note that I am operating on the little information that she has e-mailed to me. 

She needs to make the same citation change to a number throughout her document. She cited everything in APA style, but needs to change it from an alphabetical order to a numeric order. 

I know that it is not much to go on, but it would be great if there was some idea that I could recommend the next time I see her.

You can suggest the user to change the style used in the document.

The output style set in the EndNote program will always be overwritten by the style set in the document itself. This means that while you may have changed your output style from within the EndNote program, the style in the paper may keep reverting to Annotated or some other style you did not choose.

This occurs because EndNote assumes you may be working on more than one paper, and each may need different styles. EndNote does not change it for all documents, which could put you at risk to accidentally using an incorrect style. Therefore, to get a document’s style to change, you need to change it within the document itself. Here’s how:

  1. In the document, do the following:

Word 2010/2013/2016  with EndNote X4 and later: Go to the EndNote tab.

Word 2007 with EndNote X1 and later: : Go to the EndNote tab.

Word 2007 with EndNote X and earlier : Go to the Add-Ins tab and choose “EndNote > Format Bibliography.”

Word 2008/2011 with EndNote X5 : Go to the “Tools” Menu and choose “EndNote > Bibliography Settings.”

Word 2008/2011 with EndNote X7: 
Go to the “Tools” Menu and choose “EndNote > Configure Bibliography.”

Word X/2000/XP/2003/2004/2008/2011 : Go to the “Tools” Menu and choose “EndNote > Format Bibliography.”
2. Here, select the output style you’d like to use in the “Style” drop-down menu. A generic output style you can use for this purpose is the “Numbered” style.

Note : To use a style not available on the drop-down, in Wo** rd X/2000/XP/2003/2004/2008/2011 **** and **** Wo **rd 2007 with EndNote X and earlier, click on the Browse button to select another output style. In EndNote X1 and later with Word 2007/2010/2013 and Word 2016 , choose “Select another style…” from the drop-down menu.
3. Click the OK button (or “Update Citations and Bibliography” in Word 2007/2010 and EndNote X1 and later ) to format the document using your selected style.

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Thank you so much! I am very hopeful that this will help my student!

If it is for a specific publication, she should look for that publication in the output style options (show all styles, or go to the help tab and endntoe output styles and search for the one she needs, open and save that one, otherwise she should try the “numbered” style out of the default list that comes with endnote.