Write-N-Cite is a plugin for Microsoft Word that does exactly what it says: you can cite your paper as you write it!
Canadian users can download Write-N-Cite 4 by logging into their RefWorks account online and navigating to Tools > Write-N-Cite.
WNC4 is available for both Windows (Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, and 2007) and Mac (Microsoft Word 2011 and 2008). If you're using Windows, you will have to choose the correct installer for 32bit Office or 64bit Office. For helping choosing the appropriate version, select the help symbol next to any version.
How do you know whether you have the 32bit or the 64bit version of Office? Find out in our FAQs.
There are two ways to log into Write-N-Cite 4.
Please note: do not fill in the fields for both options or the login process will not work. You can either fill in the fields for option 1 or option 2, but not both at the same time.
The options are:
Please note: your account may take a few minutes to sync, especially if you have a lot of output styles on your favorites list. We recommend you keep your favorites list short. Instructions on managing your output styles are provided here.
Write-N-Cite 4 looks a little different than earlier versions of Write-N-Cite. On Word for Mac, it's a small, floating toolbar. On Word for Windows, it's a ribbon.
Write-N-Cite 4 toolbar for Mac
Write-N-Cite 4 ribbon for Windows
Some other changes include:
When you select Insert or Edit a citation, a window will appear with many more options:
Write-N-Cite will automatically insert the appropriate fields for your chosen style, but you can override these settings by editing a reference:
If your chosen style has a rule about which order citations should appear in, they will be placed in that order. If you need to change the order, tick Override default ordering at the bottom. You can then use the arrows to re-order your citations.
Page numbers should be inserted using the Suffix box in the Insert/Edit Citation window:
If you've already created the citation, you can access the Insert/Edit Citation window by double-clicking on the in-text citation (on Windows) or by clicking the Edit Citation icon on the toolbar (on a Mac).