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Registered: ‎06-09-2017
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Cannot Edit Bibliography "Document not open"

Dear EndNote Community,

 

I'm working with EndNote X8 and I cannot change the layout of the bibliography any more.

 

I have a word document for which EndNote correctly manages references (it updates, removes and adds references all well), but if I try to go on the "Layout" sheet within "Tools" in "Edit & Manage Citation(s)", an error pops up saying: "cannot be formatted because it is no longer open. please chose another document".

 

Also the "Format Document" choice is blank, and the drop down menu only possibility is "EndNote Cwyw.dotm", but if I choose it it says "Wrong File Name". 

 

I don't understand what's happened, I could edit the layout until last night. Today it suddenly stopped working.

 

Thanks for support

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Re: Cannot Edit Bibliography "Document not open"

Are you still experiencing this issue? The first thing I would try would be to reboot the computer. If the issue persists, close all your documents and create a new blank document. See if you can insert a citation and then change the layout of the bibliography in that test document. If that works, try changing the output Style in your document and then change it back before modifying the layout:

 

http://endnote.com/kb/80893

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New User
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-01-2017
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Re: Cannot Edit Bibliography "Document not open"

Hi there,

I have faced exactly the same problem with you. Here is how I fixed it:

 

1) Under the current opened word file, go to Endnote tab > Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations, Save the word file

2) Choose another style which is different from style you have chosen  before. For example, I hypothesize that you are trying to use Annotated style, then now you will choose any other style such as Chicago (whatever you want).

3) Under the Endnote tab in word file, choose Turn instant formatting on, Save the word file

 

Now try to format the output reference list using Edit and manage citations option.

 

Hope it helps and good luck ^^

Quoc Hung.

New User
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-23-2017
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Re: Cannot Edit Bibliography "Document not open"

I'm still experiencing this issue even with the new blank document. I reinstalled the endnote already but this problem still continues. What I have to do now? I'm using endnote X8.1, office 2016. I can not use any function in bibliography box. It keep saying "cannot be formatted because it is no longer openplease chose another document" (file attached). Please help me.

New User
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Registered: ‎04-24-2018
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Re: Cannot Edit Bibliography "Document not open"

Did you find any solutions to this problem? I am having the exact same issue: I have tried different styles, have copied the document text into a new document, but still I am unable to use any of the options in the 'Configure Bibliography' dialogue... I can apply styles to the bibliography manually in Word, but this has to be done every time I 'update citations and bibliography', and is not a workable solution for me. I am also using Office 2016, but am up to Endnote X8.2 on Windows. I have even tried repairing my installations of both Word and Endnote, to no avail. Suggestions very welcome!