Downloading Write-N-Cite

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

2. Click the Download now green button.  Click on Previous Versions to download WNC III. (The "Install Information" link provides the same information listed here, and does not provide a link for downloading).

Note: If you get a message that Net 4.0 needs to be installed, install this free web installer program from Microsoft.

3. Save the .exe file to your computer.  

4. Optional:  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, both options will be shown.  It will depend whether you have 32bit or 64bit Office. Either can be installed on a 64bit computer. Unsure? this website can help you find the answer.

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. 

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.

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.


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