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EndNote X7

Attach images

You can attach image files (for example bmp, gif, jpeg, tiff) or object files (for example MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to any Reference Type (for example Journal Article, Book) and then insert them into Word documents with captions.

All EndNote Reference Types have the fields for figure and caption already in place, but three Reference Types are specifically available for images:

  • Figure
  • Chart or Table, and 
  • Equation. 

When you insert images into a Word document using EndNote they are listed in the document as Figures, unless you use the Reference Type Chart or Table. Images entered as a Chart or Table are listed as Tables in MS Word.

To attach a Figure:

  1. Select the reference and select Figure and then Attach Figure from the References menu
  2. Find and select the file you wish to attach
  3. Select OK. The file is inserted into the Image field
  4. Enter text in the Caption field

A thumbnail of the image or the object appears in the Figure field of the record. Check on the
Reference tab on the Tabs panel. A tick next to the reference in the EndNote Library Window indicates an attached figure

Note: EndNote creates a copy of the file in a *.DATA folder that is stored with your EndNote library. Therefore, if you make a change to the original file it will not be reflected in the file attached to your EndNote reference, unless you re-attach it.

Note: It is important to include information in the Caption field, especially if you intend to insert the image into a Word document.

Tip: Each Endnote reference can have only one figure attached. If you attach a second image, it will replace the one already there.

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