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attaching_files [2020/03/19 09:42]
fflamerie [Stored Files and Linked Files] convert linked files to stored files moved to "Tools" menu
attaching_files [2020/03/27 16:35] (current)
dstillman [Child versus Standalone Attachment Files]
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 ===== Child versus Standalone Attachment Files ===== ===== Child versus Standalone Attachment Files =====
  
-Files can be added either as //​standalone items//or as //child items// to [[adding_items_to_zotero|regular Zotero bibliographic metadata items]]. It is generally always a good idea to work with files as child items. Standalone files cannot be used with many of Zotero'​s features, including citing, My Publications,​ and most types of searching, because they lack bibliographic metadata+Files can be added either as //​standalone items// or as //child items// to [[adding_items_to_zotero|regular Zotero bibliographic metadata items]]. It is generally always a good idea to work with files as child items. Standalone files cannot be used with many of Zotero'​s features, including citing, My Publications,​ and most types of searching, because they lack bibliographic metadata.
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-If you have standalone files in your library, you make them into child items by dragging them onto a regular Zotero item, using the [[retrieve_PDF_metadata|Retrieve PDF Metadata]] function, or right-clicking on the standalone attachment and choosing "​Create Parent Item".+
  
 +If you save a PDF directly to your library, Zotero will attempt to retrieve metadata for it and create a parent item automatically. If the item can't be recognized, you'll be left with a standalone attachment. You can either add a parent item another way (e.g., via the web browser or Add Item by Identifier) and drag the standalone attachment onto it or, if all else fails, right-click on the standalone attachment, choose "​Create Parent Item", and enter metadata manually (but this is rarely necessary).
 ===== Stored Files and Linked Files ===== ===== Stored Files and Linked Files =====
  
attaching_files.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/27 16:35 by dstillman