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:
- On the File ribbon in Office Word select Options from the left-hand menu
- Select Advanced
- Under the Show document content heading select Always from the Field shading drop-down list
In Word for Mac
- Select Preferences from the Word menu
- Select View
- 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.