Big Sur is the 17th and latest major release for the Mac operating system (MacOS).
EndNote Desktop x9 (version 19) and EndNote Desktop 20 are incompatible with Big Sur. This means, for example, that MS Word cannot be used with these more recent EndNote Desktop versions, e.g. you cannot insert EndNote references into a MS Word document, cannot enable the 'EndNote' tab and the Cite While You Write (CWYW) function in MS Word.
Please see EndNote: Big Sur Compatibility.
Interim temporary solutions:
Students or staff who have recently bought a MacBook will have Big Sur installed on it. In the meantime, until EndNote resolves this incompatibility problem with the Big Sur MacOS, affected EndNote Desktop users can either:
Last reviewed: August 2021.
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