Installing Write-N-Cite 4 for Windows and Mac

Windows Users

Mac Users

Installing Write-N-Cite 4 for Windows

Note:  Do not install Write-N-Cite for Word with Microsoft Word running.  If you have an earlier version of Write-N-Cite, uninstall it before continuing.  Updates to the new Write-N-Cite can be installed over the current version.

Write-N-Cite 4 for Windows is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.  It works as a plug-in for Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013 (locally installed versions only).

Software Prerequisites:  

In order to install Write-N-Cite 4 your computer must have the prerequisite software necessary to run it.  

Windows users:  please make sure you have a current installation of Java on your computer by visiting Java.

(Note: an update of your Java will request the installation of a third-party toolbar for Ask.com. The user will need to be aware they need to decline the installation of this toolbar to avoid its installation.)

Mac Users:  Please make sure to verify Java is installed on your computer as the newest operating systems offered by Apple, OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10, do not include Java.  To check if your computer has the latest version of Java installed please open the Safari web browser and visit, http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp. Note: If you are running OS X 10.9.5 or OS X 10.10 Yosemite, please download Java from Apple's support site directly by visiting, http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572.

Restart the computer and try installing WNC4 again.

Should the plug-in still not be installed, please contact RefWorks technical support at refworks.support@proquest.com.

Downloading Write-N-Cite for Windows

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

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

3. Save the .exe file to your computer.  

4. Important:  Before leaving the download page please copy your Login Code onto your clipboard, using the instructions on the left hand side of the page.  This will enable you to easily log in to Write-N-Cite without needing your RefWorks credentials or on campus access.

How do I pick a download option?

If you access the download page from a 32bit computer, you will only see one download option, which will be the version of Write-N-Cite for 32bit Office.  However, if you have a 64bit computer, you will need to select the correct download.

Picking the right download is a matter of knowing whether you have 32bit or 64bit Office.  Either can be installed on a 64bit computer. If you are still unsure, this website can help you find the answer - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/24259/beginner-discover-if-youre-running-the-32-or-64-bit-version-of-office-2010/

After downloading the proper file from the download page…

5.  Make sure that Microsoft Word is not running.

6.  Confirm that you have all recent Windows and Office updates from Microsoft’s Update tool.

7.  Run the downloaded exe file.  If you are on a multi user system you will need to be an Administrator to install Write-N-Cite.

8.  Follow the steps of the installer.  You may be prompted to install pre-requisites before the Write-N-Cite install begins

9.  When the installer has completed open Microsoft Word.  You will see a new RefWorks tab in your Ribbon.  ProQuest for Word users will see a ProQuest tab in your ribbon.

10.  Login to your RefWorks account by clicking the login button on the Ribbon.  You can enter your Group Code, Login Name & Password or you can use the Login Code as copied from the Write-N-Cite download page.

If you did not copy your Login Code before, you can get a new code from the Write-N-Cite download page at any time.  Each code is specific to your account and expires after 4 hours if not used.

After installing and logging in, there’s no need to log out when using your personal computer.  Your account will stay tied to the computer across sessions until you choose to log out.

Installing Write-N-Cite 4 for Mac

Note:  Do not install Write-N-Cite with Microsoft Word running.  If you have an earlier version of Write-N-Cite 2, uninstall it before continuing.  Updates to the new Write-N-Cite can be installed over the current version.

Write-N-Cite for Mac is compatible with OS X version 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 & 10.10 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite).  It works as a plug-in for Microsoft Word 2008 and 2011.

Mac Users:  Please make sure to verify Java is installed on your computer as the newest operating systems offered by Apple, OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10, do not include Java.  To check if your computer has the latest version of Java installed please open the Safari web browser and visit, http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp. Note: If you are running OS X 10.9.5 or OS X 10.10 Yosemite, please download Java from Apple's support site directly by visiting, http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572.

Before leaving the download page please copy your Login Code onto your clipboard, using the instructions on the left hand side of the page.  This will enable you to easily log in to Write-N-Cite without needing your RefWorks credentials or on campus access.

After downloading WnC4Install.dmg from the download page…

1.  Mount the disk image by double clicking it in Finder.  Some browsers, like Safari may offer to mount the disk image for you.

2.  In the disk image, open the Write-N-Cite 4.mpkg file by double clicking.

3.  You will be prompted to run a program to determine if the software can be installed.  Press Continue.

4.  Follow the steps of the installer.

5.  When the installer has completed open Microsoft Word.  If the Write-N-Cite toolbar is not displayed, you can find it and enable it under the menu item View->Toolbars->Write-N-Cite.

6.  Login to your RefWorks account by clicking the login button on the toolbar.  You can enter your Group Code, Login Name & Password or you can use the Login Code as copied from the Write-N-Cite download page.

 - If you did not copy your Login Code before, you can get a new code from the Write-N-Cite download page at any time.  Each code is specific to your account and expires after 4 hours if not used.

After installing and logging in, there’s no need to log out when using your personal computer.  Your account will stay tied to the computer across sessions until you choose to log out.