To delete an unformatted citation, simply highlight the entire citation (including delimiters), and press the backspace or delete key.
While it is possible to highlight a formatted citation and simply press the delete key on your keyboard, we do not recommend you do that. If you do not completely delete the citation and all associated codes, you could corrupt your document.
To safely delete a formatted citation:
- Highlight the citation you want to delete.
- Word 2003: From the Tools menu in Word, go to the EndNote X2 submenu and select Edit Citation(s) to display the EndNote Edit Citation dialog.
Word 2007: On the EndNote tab, in the Citations group, click Edit Citation(s).
All of the cited references in the document are listed in the left column of the dialog. An ellipses shows where a citation appears within text. The line below shows the cited reference(s). The citation you highlighted in the document should be highlighted in the list.
- In the left column, make sure the highlighted citation is the one you want to delete.
If the citation is part of a multiple citation, make sure you select just the citation you want to delete.
- Click Remove.
- Click OK.