(Content in this box supplements slide 19 in the Mendeley 101 Citation Management slide deck)
To install the MS Word add in (Mendeley Cite), from your Mendeley Reference Manager, in the Tools Menu, choose the Install Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word option:
When installed the Cite add in will appear as below on Microsoft Word's References menu:
The UNLV Office of Information Technology is aware of and working to resolve occasional issues with add in installation for student account in MS Office. Here is potential temporary workaround -
A work around to get this add on would be for the student to is sign-off with the @unlv.nevada.edu Microsoft account, have them sign-on with a personal free Microsoft account, and you'll be able to access the store to add the plugin. Once the plugin is added, they can sign out of personal and back into the @unlv.nevada.edu Microsoft account, where the plugin should remain.
The Mendeley support website also has an entry describing a similar workaround.
(Content in this box supplements slides 19-25 in the Mendeley 101 Citation Management slide deck)
When you are submitting your paper to an instructor or an editor/publisher, it is best to give them a copy that is "flattened", or in other words has the links to your Mendeley library removed. The in text citation and bibliography then becomes simple text that you can hand edit. This support document on the Mendeley support website has instructions to flatten a Microsoft Word document for both PC and Mac users.