05-10-2016 06:13 PM
For X7 Mac users....
We are aware of an issue with Word 2016 version 15.22 that is preventing EndNote X7 for Mac and CWYW from working properly. Currently, it is causing the following error message to show: A COM EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED.
While we work with Microsoft to understand and come to a solution, we recommend the following:
El Capitain users should stay on or roll back to Word version 15.21.1
Yosemite users, please continue to use Word version 15.20
Instructions on how to roll back to a prior version of Word from both El Capitan as well as Yosemite are here: http://endnote.com/kb/139615
Please watch this thread, which will be updated as we learn more.
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05-14-2016 12:08 PM
I'm not positive but this seems to have been resolved in an update I installed today: Word 15.22.1. I installed the update, started a new document, inserted a citation, then formatted the bibliography and everything seems to have worked correctly. I also opened an existing document where I was getting the COM errors a few days ago and updated the bibliography and that also worked.
05-16-2016 09:54 AM
Yes, thanks everyone!
Glad to hear that MS Word version 15.22.1 for Mac has fixed the previously reported issues with X7 and Cite While You Write:
1) “An error occurred. ID=-600” message appear when inserting citations in Word document
2) “COM Exception” error message in Word 2016 after the recent update 15.22
05-17-2016 12:21 PM
I have mistakenly updated my Word 2016 to v.15.22.1
While having Endnote 7.5.3. (Bld 11252) and OSX El Capitan (10.11.4)
It is suppose to be working fine for the Cite While You Write
But this is still have the same problem of "A COM exception has occured. ; Command failed” error message
Can anyone please let me know how to fix that because I tried to rollback to 15.21.1 version but the problem is presistant.
05-19-2016 12:07 PM
This has not been fixed. Still receiving the exact same errors even after updating everything and reinstalling, like oa111 is. I have papers due to be written and need help with this as soon as possible please.
05-19-2016 12:15 PM
As I can't find a way to edit my post...
I managed to get it working (running the latest updates of El Capitan, Word and EndNote) by deleting the biography I had in my document and making EndNote rebuild it. Otherwise, it wouldn't work and continued given COM errors.
I did this in a copy of the file first though, in case it broke my bibliography further!
05-19-2016 12:18 PM - edited 05-19-2016 12:35 PM
"Edit Reply" to edit the post message is under the options drop down (upper right of the open post).
08-23-2016 02:22 PM
I tried to update Microsoft Word to version 15.22.1 but the AutoUpdate showed me that the version 15.22 is the latest version. Any suggestions?
08-23-2016 04:34 PM
Endnote update is being pushed to X7.6 today, but you also have to update MS Word to 15.24 to maintain compatibility. I was running a class today which messed us up big time, as some starting updating Endnote, and some updated Word and some updated neither (best option) and some tried to update both. egad! most of the class was spent on just getting the two programs to talk to each other again. Wish I had been warned. I am not a Mac user, and am always stressed anyway when I teach a Mac Endnote course!