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EndNote Output Styles

How do I edit an EndNote Output Style?

EndNote styles can be modified, and new styles can be created using the EndNote Style Editor.  Each Output Style has templates for citation, bibliography and footnotes and other options for fine-tuning the style. Templates show the field names and punctuation organized in the way EndNote will format the references.

To alter a style, open the Edit menu, select Output Styles and select the file to edit.  EndNote opens the Style Window. The editing options are listed on the left side.

Create a copy of the style before altering it.  Open the File menu, select Save As, rename the file and save (e.g. Vancouver2)

Under each heading in the Style window are options for altering citations, bibliographies or footnotes.

After saving, close the Style Window and select your changed style file from the total list of styles to use it.  From the Style Window choose Select Another Style...  Choose the altered style.

The altered style file will be stored in the personal styles folder.  Check Preferences > Folder Locations for it's location.  If you need to use the style on multiple computers it will need to be copied to the personal style folder on each computer. 

The Help function within EndNote provides more detailed instructions for working with style templates and folder locations.

If you require further support on this topic please contact the EndNote support staff via our online form.