Upgrading short documents created with WNC and Legacy RefWorks works fairly well. However, if you are working on a long document containing many citations (e.g. your dissertation or thesis) it may be best to complete it with legacy RefWorks if there is time prior to 'Legacy' being retired on 30th June 2023. Ask the Library for guidance.
If you upgrade a document created using Write-N-Cite (WNC) and Legacy RefWorks, you can continue to work on it using WNC and New RefWorks provided you have the correct version of Word to use with both WNC and New RefWorks.
You can't use an upgraded WNC document with the new 'RefWorks Citation Manager' (RCM) tool. You may use RCM with new documents if you wish. See further information about RCM.
You must have a New RefWorks account showing the words 'University of the Highlands and Islands' in the account, and be logged into that account, before you start to upgrade your WNC created document to one using RefWorks Citation Manager.
As part of the authorization process, RefWorks prompts you to log in to your legacy account. Enter your credentials and select Login.
Importing direct from Legacy RefWorks imports your references and any custom citation styles from your legacy account to your RefWorks account. RefWorks notifies you when the process is complete.
After re-upgrading your legacy RefWorks account, open your document, log in to RCM with your New RefWorks credentials and try again. If you are still having problems please contact the UHI Service Desk .