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EndNote X7 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

I'm trying to revise a manuscript (Word 2010) and need to change the citation style (from Vancouver to APA 6th).  In doing so, I get a series of "Encountered an improper argument" errors (one for each citation, maybe) and no changes are made.

 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, as I couldn't find reference to this type of error/warning online.

 

Thanks,

Dave

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Re: EndNote X7 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

Hi nimh1nimh,

 

If you insert a few citations in a new blank document, do you get the same error when changing the output style? If so, you might try running a repair of Office in control panel/programs and features.

 

You are also welcome to contact us here in Technical Support at 1-800-336-4474, option 4.

 

I hope this is helpful!

 

 

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Re: EndNote X7 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

Hi everyBody...

 

I'm having the following problem By running the program,what is SOLUTIONS and How do I fix this problem....

 

also Each time when i run the Word program, I have Contact endnote to Word by following below Path...

 

File-----> Option------> Add-ins------>Manage:COM Add-ins

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Re: EndNote X6 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

I am trying to insert additional references, but get multiple error messages, as cited in the subject line.

 

I have the same problem in a blank document.

 

I have tried the sugegsteion to "repair" the program, but  get the message, repeatedly, that Endnote is unable to do this, even though I closed the application.

 

Pleae offer a solution. so I stop wasting my time.

 

Regards,

 

Hans

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Re: EndNote X6 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

I would like a reply from Thomson Reuter to a question asked yesterday.  I am paying for their product, so expect a decent service.

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Re: EndNote X6 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

This is a user forum. If you want the service you paid for, contact technical support.

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Re: EndNote X6 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

[ Edited ]

Others with COM errors needed to removed conflicting add-ins.  You might look for and remove the "send to blue-tooth" add-in. 

 

(PS I am user, not a TR employee) 

(long time Endnote user)
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Re: EndNote X7 - "Encountered an improper argument" error

Hi to anyone in 2021 or later using endnote X9 getting this issue, fixing it with doing a quick repair of office definitely works!
 
Obey these steps:
  1. Close Word and any other Office programs. ...
  2. Press the Win+X keyboard shortcut. ...
  3. Choose Control Panel.
  4. Below the Programs heading, click the Uninstall a Program link. ...
  5. Select Microsoft Office from the list of programs. ...
  6. Right click and choose the Change button. ...
  7. Choose Quick Repair. ...
  8. Click the Repair button.