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Q. What does the "Cannot edit Range" error message mean?

When entering a citation from EndNote into Microsoft Word I get an error message which says "Cannot edit Range"

Answered By: Hilda McNae
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2023     Views: 3

This error message occurs when you have both the EndNote and Mendeley citation plugins installed in Microsoft Word.

In order to add citations from EndNote into your Word document remove the Mendeley plugin:


  • Close Microsoft Word
  • Open up Mendeley Reference Manager
  • Go to Tools > Uninstall Mendeley Cite for Word
  • Once this is done reopen Word and you should now be able to add citations from EndNote

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