Word generates code that is hidden in your Word document to enable it to communicate with Mendeley. When you click on an in-text citation or on your bibliography, the background will go grey, indicating that code is present.
In some situations you may want to edit a citation you’ve already added, either to correct a reference or to add more detail, such as a specific page number. To do this, begin by clicking on an existing citation. It will be highlighted in grey once you click on it.
The Insert citation button will change to read Edit Citation.
When this button is clicked the Citation Editor will open. Click on the existing reference to edit the citation and then click OK to return to your document.
If you need to remove a citation, delete it from your Word document as if it was normal text using the backspace key.
If you wish to edit a reference that you have inserted into a Word document, make the changes to the reference in your Mendeley Library.
Then, return to Word and click on Refresh in the Cite-O-Matic toolbar. The reference will be updated in Word.
Mendeley Desktop continues to be available for existing users but is no longer available to download and is no longer under development. For guidance on using the new Mendeley Reference Manager, Mendeley Cite and Mendeley Web, see our Mendeley guide.