Open the Tools Menu and select the appropriate option. Mendeley will detect which word processor(s) you have installed, so the options available to you may vary. In Microsoft Word for Windows, the tool can be accessed via the References tab on the Ribbon. You should see a new set of tools for the Mendeley Cite-o-Matic.
To Insert in-text citations:
To edit in-text citations
To remove an author from an in-text citation or add a page number to an in-text citation
You can now edit this citation, e.g. select Suppress author, or add a page number, etc.
Upon inserting at least one in-text citation, you may generate a reference list / bibliography.
You can do this in 3 steps:
1. Place your cursor where you wish to insert the reference list
2. Go to the Reference tab on Word
3. Click Insert Bibliography.
In-text citations and the bibliography in a Word document are linked with your Mendeley library. However, you can make a plain text document without Mendeley field codes.
After you complete your writing, click the Reference ribbon on the top of your Word document.
In the Mendeley Word plug-in bar, click the Export as drop-down menu, select Without Mendeley Fields
Save this file to your computer. This will create a duplicated document without Mendeley field codes. When you click on the references or in-text citations, you will not see the gray colour background.