To install the plugin by hand, first install the plugin Firefox extension. Once the plugin extension is installed into Firefox, you can find a copy of the Zotero.dot file in the extensions/zoteroWinWordIntegration@zotero.org/install directory within your Firefox profile. Copy that file to your Word Startup folder. (Be sure to copy the file rather than moving it.)
The correct folder can be found in the Options window of Word:
Word 2003 and earlier: Open the Tools menu and click Options. Under the 'File Locations' tab you will find the Startup directory.
Word 2007 or Word 2010: Click the Microsoft Office Button (in Word 2010 the “File” tab replaces the Microsoft Office Button), and then click Word Options. Click Advanced. Under General, click File Locations. The Startup folder should be listed there.
The default startup folders of Word are:
Word 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007, and 2010 under Windows 2000 or XP
- C:\Documents and Settings\::username::\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\Startup (::username:: is the user name of the currently logged-in user)
Word 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007, and 2010 under Windows Vista
- C:\Users\::username::\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\Startup (::username:: is the user name of the currently logged-in user)
On non-English systems or in certain custom setups, these locations may be different.
Once you have copied the Zotero.dot file into the Startup folder, start (or restart) Microsoft Word to begin using the plugin.