The EndNote® Cite While You Write ™ extension does not work on this computer

Hi all,

When I want to include the extension of Endnote CWCW to create the toolbar I receive the messag:

De extensie EndNote® Cite While You Write™’ werkt niet op deze computer ==> translated in English

The EndNote® Cite While You Write ™ extension does not work on this computer

Could be due to upgrades of Windows 10?

Or are there other solutions?



Hello Roberto,

Which version of EndNote and Word do you have installed?

Endnote X8

LibreOffice (x64) - not Word

Thank you in advance, Roberto

EndNote X8 is not compatible with LibreOffice:

You can only use the Format Paper feature with LibreOffice:

Will Endnote X8 or future versions compatible with LibreOffice and others writing softwares?

I tried the steps but I get the following message:

“Encountered a sharing violation with accessing; C:\Users\Eigenaar\Downloads\Geen titel 1. odt.”

I made with LibreOffice a .docx as well as a .odt

The steps are:

Keeping Endnote open.

Opening .rtf file and .docx


Opening .rtf and .docs

Tools>Format paper>Format paper

When I select .odt or .docx I get the abovementioned message. 

So, what can I do?

Thank you in advance,


correction, I meand

Opening .rtf file and .docx

OR (not and)

Opening .rtf and .docs

Good news,

In LibreOffice formatting became possible [EndNote-Format-Paper-with-any-word-processor]

I hope the CWYW extension will be possible in LibreOffice soon. 



I have EndNote x20 and I’m having this error with Libreoffice.

Any fixes?

I’m using EndNote x20 and I’m still having this issue with LibreOffice. Any Fixes?

I’m having this issue after I installed EndNote x20 with LibreOffice. (Both Latest Versions).

Any fixes?