Installing Write-N-Cite for Windows III

Write-N-Cite is available for Windows, Mac and Hangul users (click here for compatibility).

Windows users have the option to install for a single user or multiple users.  For information on installing Write-N-Cite for multiple users, click here.

Installing Write-N-Cite for Windows (Version 2 and III)

To install Write-N-Cite III for a single user for the first time:

Note:  Do not install Write-N-Cite with Microsoft Word running.

1. Select Write-N-Cite from the Tools menu in RefWorks.

2. Click the Download link for the version of Write-N-Cite you wish to install.

3.  Save the .exe file to your computer.  

4.  Click on the file called WNCInstall that you have saved to your computer. (click here to download Write-N-Cite if you have not already downloaded it).

Note:  If you have an older version of Write-N-Cite on your computer, you will be prompted to say “yes” to have that version uninstalled before the new version is installed.

5. Follow the instructions in the set-up wizard and designate a location to save Write-N-Cite (by default, RefWorks will create a new directory which you can use or change)

6. You will be given the option to install for “all users of this computer” or just a specific user.  Select the appropriate option.

7.  Select Allow Working Offline if you want to be able to take advantage of the offline capabilities (Write-N-Cite for Windows III Only).

8. By default, Write-N-Cite will install a toolbar in Word for easy launching of the software.   Deselect this option if you do not want this toolbar.

Note:  The toolbar only installs for a single user.  If you are using a computer with multiple users, you must go to Programs/RefWorks and select Install Write-N-Cite plug-in for Word to add this toolbar.

9. Follow the remaining instructions to finish installation.

Once you have completed installation, RefWorks gives you three options accessible from Programs/RefWorks :

- Install Write-N-Cite plug-in for Word – allows multiple users of a single computer to add the Write-N-Cite icon to Word.

- WNC Proxy Configuration Utility – allows you to configure Write-N-Cite for off-campus use via a proxy server (click here for details).

- Write-N-Cite from the programs menu – an alternate way to start Write-N-Cite

For installation on computers in a networked situation, click here.