Issue with cite while you write in X3

Hi everyone,


I’m having a problem when I use cite while you write in Endnote X3, when I do ‘insert citation’ the citation initally appears as say {Drewnowski, 1997 #614} and then I have to click on ‘update citations and bibliography’ to get it to change to the proper format of (Drewnowski, 1997). I’m not sure why it is doing this or how to fix it, does anyone have any ideas?



In Word, try:

Format Bibiography → Instant Formating (tab on the right) → Turn On → OK

It sounds like your Instant Formatting is turned off.

Best wishes

Jan Ove

Thanks Jan! I wasn’t aware of that option. It does seem to negate the need for me to click to update the citation, and I have set the ‘scan for temporary citations’ to every 1 second.


The citation does still initially appear with the { } temporary brackets, but after the second has passed it corrects itself. Is this how it should be, or if all my settings were correct should it really appear correctly straight away?


Thanks again for your help, it is much appreciated.