EndNote has justified/centred all or some of my references, so the words are stretched across the row. How do I stop that happening?

Answered By: Aicha Bahij
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2020     Views: 1738

When the Endnote reference list centres itself despite all efforts to the contrary, it's due to a hidden Style in Word. To fix this you need to change the style:

  1. Click the Home tab in Word and find the styles window

  1. Click the arrow at the bottom right of the styles window

  1. Look for a style called Endnote Bibliography or Endnote reference
    1. If it is not there, click Options


  1. In the pop-up window, change the Select styles to show option to All styles. Click OK to close the pop-up

  1. Click the drop-down arrow next to Endnote Reference (also called Endnote Bibliography)

  1. Choose Modify

  1. Change the paragraph setting from centred to left-justified. You can also adjust settings such as font size.

  1. To make more detailed changes to any formatting, click the drop-down arrow next to Formats


There is a screencast to show this process at



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