Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2023     Views: 33


If all your inserted citations appear in an unwanted format, including curly brackets and a # character this means that Instant Formatting has not been enabled in EndNote.

no instant formatting

Activating Instant Formatting is different in different versions of EndNote, so you may have to use EndNote's help. The most common technique is:

  1. Click the Format bibliography button.
  2. In the dialogue box, click the Instant Formatting tab.
  3. Click the Enable button then click Ok.

EndNote will take some time to locate each citation in the database and then correctly format it.