Overview: When you initially create a NoodleTools project, you are required to choose the citation style you want to use in it. Later, if you realize that you selected the wrong style, you can easily update it to the desired style.

This article applies to: 

✔︎ NoodleTools School Subscription

✔︎ NoodleTools Individual License

NoodleTools MLA Lite

 NoodleTools Express


Step 1: 

On the Projects screen, click the "More" (three dots) button next to a project and choose "Change style." Or underneath the project's name, click the project's style. NoodleTools opens a new panel.

Step 2: 

Under "Change Citation Style," select the new citation style for your project. NoodleTools will first create a backup copy of your current project, in case you need to refer to it. 

Step 3: 

Click Submit. A green notice will confirm the project's style has been updated.


If the option to change the citation style is disabled, there are a few possible reasons:

  1. You are using the free MLA Lite tool (where MLA is the only available style).
  2. It is a collaborative project, and someone else is currently working on it. Once they have opened a different project or logged out, you'll be able to make the change.
  3. It is a an old project, created with old citation forms from 2012 or earlier. Those old projects cannot be converted between styles.
  4. The project has not been converted to the current edition of the style. For example, we currently use MLA 9th edition formatting, so if you have an older MLA project and you haven't opened the project yet to allow it to auto-convert to 9th edition formatting, the citation style cannot be updated until you open the project and convert it.