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This page includes information about the latest updates and issues of EndNote.

EndNote X9.3 - Windows and Mac (January 2020 )

As of January 2020, EndNote has been updated to version X9.3 on both Windows and Mac platforms. The latest versions are X9.3.1 (Windows) and X9.3.2 (Mac).

Links to the latest updates are available for Deakin students via the Deakin Software Library and for staff via the Self Service app.

X9.3 backwards compatibility (January 2020 )

  • The X9.3 update (both Windows and Mac) introduces a new 64-bit file system.
  • This means that if you create or save your EndNote library in X9.3, it cannot be opened by any earlier version of EndNote (X9.2 or earlier).
    • Note: If you open an existing EndNote library in X9.3, EndNote will automatically create a new version. The old version of the library will continue to run in X9.2 or earlier as before.

Using X9.3 library in X9.2 or earlier versions (October 2019 )

If you need to use an X9.3 EndNote library on a computer running X9.2 (or earlier), you must use one of these workarounds:

  • Use EndNote Sync to update references in an older version of the library (if available).
    • Note: This will not transfer some kinds of data, such as Groups.
  • Export the library from X9.3 as a ".txt" file using the style "EndNote Export".

Detailed information about these steps and the backwards compatibility of EndNote X9.3 is provided by Clarivate in their online guide, EndNote X9.3: Library Conversion and Backward Compatibility.

If you have any queries, please contact the Research Team (

EndNote and macOS Catalina Compatibility (September 2019 )

On 24 September 2019, Clarivate released EndNote X9.3.1 for Mac.

The X9.3 update is intended to prepare users for the new Mac operating system, Catalina, which is scheduled to be released in October 2019.

Any staff or students using EndNote on a Mac who update their operating system to Catalina must install the EndNote X9.3 update or EndNote will not work.

To install EndNote X9.3,

  • under the Endnote X9 menu, select Check for updates..., or
  • download the X9.3 installer directly from this Clarivate page.

More information about the X9.3 update can be found here:

Windows Users - EndNote X9.2 Update (June 2019 )

The EndNote X9.2 update is the latest available version for Windows users, and contains a range of bug fixes. Find out more about specific problems addressed by the X9.2 update. (Mac users should update to X9.3 as noted above.)

If you are using your own PC, then to install the update

  1. go to the Help tab
  2. select Check for updates....

Deakin staff members can download the update from the Software Centre.

The update has been packaged with new installs of EndNote.

Any questions about the update or installation, please contact the Library Research Team at

What’s new in EndNote X9? (September 2018 )

Endnote X9 logo

A new version of EndNote, EndNote X9, was released in August 2018.

EndNote X9 is now available to all Deakin students to download via the Deakin Software Library as explained below. Staff should have access via the Self Service app soon, if not already. Both Mac and Windows versions of X9 are available.

Issues and updates

The instructions and screenshots in this guide are still applicable as EndNote X9 introduces no large interface or functionality changes.

During testing, the Library has not found many differences between the new version and X8, but as we've learnt in the past, sometimes new versions can have a few gremlins. If you come across anything problematic, please do contact the Library Research Team via email at

Mac specific issue

Mac users who have upgraded to the latest operating system, macOS Mojave, may need to change their Security & Privacy settings to use Endnote's Cite While You Write tool with Microsoft Word. A description of the problem and steps to address it is provided by Clarivate Analytics here.

What's changed?

  • New program icon
  • A few features specifically for references downloaded from Web of Science – citation report, view related and source records
  • Manuscript matcher (existing Clarivate tool) now available through Endnote
  • New Group sharing options
  • Share “Write” or “Read only” access to your library
  • Track changes and activity on shared libraries

New for 2019 - Kopernio

Kopernio is a new product designed to make it easier to access full-text PDF articles. It was acquired by Clarivate Analytics, the makers of EndNote, in 2018 and formally released by Clarivate in January 2019.

Kopernio is free to download and works as a plug-in for your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Opera). You can read about Kopernio later in this guide here.

This guide is in the process of being updated to reflect these new additions. In the meantime, a helpful overview of the functions added by X9 is available from