How to remove EndNote Citations from a Microsoft Word document


I have a colleague working on a PhD, who wants to remove all his EndNote citations from Word to start fresh and enter them again (just for spot checking).

Is there an easy way  remove all the citations at once without removing citations individually?

Kind Regards,

Daniel Giddens


William Angliss Institute


EndNote does not have the ability to delete all citations in one command.

You can use Edit and Manage Citations to remove them one at a time or use the option to Convert to Plain text which would unlik the citations from EndNote but they still would need to be removed from the text one at a time.

You can find those different steps in our Knowledgebase:

If you would like to see this feature in a future version of EndNote, You may want to submit a request for a product enhancement on our website.

I think TMartin has missed a simple fix.  If you really want to delete all the parenthetical references, use a footnote or any other style that has no citation template.  It will render them invisible, and then you can convert to plain text.  Gone.