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EndNote X9

Attaching a PDF

Do you have a PDF file that you would like to attach to a reference already in EndNote?


  1. Highlight the reference that you want to attach the PDF file
  2. Go to References > File Attachments > Attach File
  3. Browse and find the correct PDF file. Click Open
  4. Look for the paperclip icon next to the reference indicating an attached PDF file

Location of Attach File from References menu

You can also go to File > Import or drag and drop a PDF from your computer, or set up the PDF auto import function



To access the PDF of an article

1. Highlight the reference in your library
2. Click the tab with the PDF icon in the Reference Panel

If you wish to view the PDF in a new, larger window, click the icon in the top left of that frame.