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EndNote X7

EndNote fields

Display fields with a grey background

All EndNote generated fields can be displayed on your screen with a grey background. This is useful as your EndNote generated citations can quickly be identified as you scroll through your document.

To display fields with a grey background:

  1. On the File ribbon in Office Word select Options from the left-hand menu
  2. Select Advanced
  3. Under the Show document content heading select Always from the Field shading drop-down list

In Word for Mac

  1. Select Preferences from the Word menu
  2. Select View
  3. Under Show heading select Always from the Field shading drop-down list

Toggle field codes

Sometimes, field codes display instead of inserted citations.

To turn field codes off on a Windows computer go to the File menu and select Options, and then Advanced. Under the heading Show document content and un-tick Show field codes instead of their values.

Tip: Use the Alt + F9 key combination to toggle between field codes and field code results on a Windows computer.

To turn field codes off on a Mac go to the Word menu and select Preferences, and then View. Under the heading Show un-tick Field codes.

Toggled field codes in a Word document

Use the key combination Alt + F9 on a Windows computer to toggle field codes.

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