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Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

Dear All 

I am using a paid version of endnote X8 ( just purchased it 2 days ago) with Microsoft Word 365 pain version, on Macbook pro 

I got the following message in which the references could not be edited and it appears on manscript as 

{Osenbach, 1990 #512} although the - instant formatting is on and on tool also i tried to edit the reference the following message appear 

 

This document does not contain any editable citations.

Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

 

can I know what is  the problem and how can I solve it, please 

 

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Re: Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

Is it possible that your endnote preferences are looking for a tempory delimiter that is different than the default curly bracket?  You can check in the edit bibliography menu (just for that manuscript) or Endnote preferences (for all manuscripts) settings.  Both are shown in images attached.  

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Re: Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

Dear Leanne 

thank you for your reply 

I checked it, it looks same as appear in the captured pic that you sent, so what to do?

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Re: Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

Dear All 

When I tried to insert a reference the following message has appeared 

 

A COM exception has occurred 

cannot edit range 

 

and the reference appear as follow 

{Rohde, 1998 #485} 

 

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Re: Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

There are quite a few knowledge base article on Com exeptions. 

 

 

 

Have you installed Mendeley?  https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Cannot-edit-Range?language=en_US 

 

if not, check out some of the others

 

 

see  https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/search/All/Home/com%20exception?language=en_US 

 

 

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Re: Citations must be formatted to use the Edit Citations tool.

Yes, I note you say you were trying to "edit citations" but first you need to format them -- "update citations and bibliography" but if you are getting that com exception, you need to figure that out first.  

(long time Endnote user)