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Endnote™ X7 for Mac Information

This software is licensed for current University at Buffalo affiliates ONLY.

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Endnote System and Hardware requirements are listed on the Endnote website.

HOW TO INSTALL (New Endnote Users)

  • Click here to download the installation disc image (mac-EndNoteX6_10042012.dmg)
  • Open the disc image
  • Quit Microsoft Word and quit all web browsers. You must quit the applications, not merely close application windows.
  • Drag the EndNote X7 folder to the Applications folder (see Figure 1)

EndNote X7 is now installed.
Figure 1

HOW TO INSTALL (Upgrading from an old version)

If you stored custom EndNote library files, connection files, or import filters within the EndNote X5 folder in the Applications folder you should copy or move your files to another location, such as Documents. Then, drag your old EndNote X5 folder from the Applications folder to the Trash. After installing EndNote X7, return these files to their respective locations in the EndNote X7 folder in the Applications folder.


We recommend that you store your EndNote Library files in either of these locations:

  • Documents folder
    Library files stored in the documents folder are available to the current user.
  • EndNote X7 folder in the Applications Folder
    Library files stored here are available for all user accounts on a Mac that has been configured for multiple users. Remember to copy or move these files before upgrading to a newer version of EndNote or when removing EndNote X7 from your Mac.


  • Eject the volume EndNote X7 Installer
  • Drag Mac-EndNote X7_08062013.dmg disc image to the trash
  • Empty the trash


To greatly improve the success rate of the Find Full-Text feature, while EndNote is running:

  • Click on Edit: Preferences. Select "Find Full-text" item in left-hand column.
  • Check "PubMed LinkOut" boxes (all check boxes should now be checked)
  • Insert the following URL into BOTH the "OpenURL Path" and the "Authenticate with: URL" text box:


The standard install of EndNote X7 activates only some of EndNote’s features. To turn all EndNote X7 features, do the following:

  • Quit Microsoft Word and quit all web browsers. You must quit the applications, not merely close open application windows.
  • Open EndNote X7 application
  • From the EndNote menu choose Customizer (see Figure 2)
  • In the Customizer dialog, be sure each feature’s checkbox is checked
  • Click the Next button in each step in the dialog to complete the installation

Figure 2


Comprehensive video tutorials and training is available at the EndNote web site.