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 If you've previously used one of the word processor plugins to insert citations into a document and later find that 1) the plugin says "You must insert a citation before performing this operation.",​ 2) the bibliography doesn'​t contain all citations in the document, or 3) references in a numeric citation style start from 1 instead of from an appropriate higher number, the existing citations in the document may no longer be active fields. If you've previously used one of the word processor plugins to insert citations into a document and later find that 1) the plugin says "You must insert a citation before performing this operation.",​ 2) the bibliography doesn'​t contain all citations in the document, or 3) references in a numeric citation style start from 1 instead of from an appropriate higher number, the existing citations in the document may no longer be active fields.
  
-This generally happens if you saved the document ​in an incorrect file format ​or saved the file with another program without following proper steps to move active citations between word processors.+You can confirm that fields ​in a document are no longer active by clicking them and looking for a gray highlight (Word/​LibreOffice) ​or "​Edit ​with Zotero"​ popup (Google Docs). In Word and LibreOffice,​ you can also try [[kb:​word_field_codes|toggling field codes]].
  
-When using Word, you need to save files as .docx. If you save as .odt, active ​citations ​will be lost.+Your citations ​may have become inactive for a few reasons:
  
-If you want to open a Word or LibreOffice document in Google Docs, or vice versa, you must follow an extra step to [[/​blog/​move-zotero-citations-between-google-docs-word-and-libreoffice/​|transfer the document]]. +  - You used the "​Unlink Citations"​ button. This button will disconnect your document from Zotero and convert all citations and bibliographies to plain text. 
- +  - You saved the document in an unsupported file type: 
-You can confirm that fields ​in document are no longer active by clicking them and looking ​for a gray highlightIn Wordyou can also try [[kb:​word_field_codes|toggling field codes]]. +    * When using Word, you need to save your document as .docx. If you save as .odt, active citations will be lost. 
- +    * When using LibreOffice,​ if you are storing citations as ReferenceMarks (the default), you must save your document as .odt. If storing citations as Bookmarks, you must save your document as .docx. 
-If you find that your citations have become flattenedyour only options are to restore ​the document ​from a backupre-insert ​the citations using the plugin, or manually edit the document'​s citations and bibliography going forwardIf reinserting citationsit may help to adjust Word field settings to always highlight fields in gray rather than only doing so when they are selected.+  - You (or someone else) opened and saved your document using an unsupported word processor or without following proper steps to move active citations between supported word processors:​ 
 +    * **Google Docs:​** ​If you want to open a Word or LibreOffice document in Google Docs, or vice versa, you must follow an extra step to [[/​blog/​move-zotero-citations-between-google-docs-word-and-libreoffice/​|transfer the document]]. Directly opening a Word or LibreOffice document in Google Docs, or vice versa, will break existing citations
 +    * **Other online word processors**:​ Most online word processors do not support Fields/​ReferenceMarks/​Bookmarks. Opening an existing document in these tools will break connections with Zotero. Microsoft'​s Word Online does support Fields and so can be used safely with Word documents containing Zotero ​fields, though ​Zotero plugin is not currently available ​for Word Online. 
 +    * **Pages:** Apple Pages does not support Fields/​ReferenceMarks/​Bookmarks. Opening ​document in Pages will break connections with Zotero. 
 +    * **Word:** If you open an .odt file (created by LibreOffice) in Word, Zotero references stored as ReferenceMarks (the default) will be broken. To share a document between Word and LibreOffice users, change the "Store Citations as:" option in the Zotero Document Preferences to Bookmarks. (Bookmarks can cause errors if accidentally modified, so they should only be used if compatibility between Word and LibreOffice is necessary. You can also choose to [[moving_documents_between_word_processors#​word_and_libreoffice|transfer the document]] instead.) 
 +    * **LibreOffice:​** ​If you open a .docx or .doc file (created by Word) in LibreOfficeZotero references stored as Fields (the default) will be broken. To share a document ​between Word and LibreOffice userschange ​the "Store Citations as:" option in the Zotero Document Preferences to Bookmarks(Bookmarks can cause errors if accidentally modified, so they should only be used if compatibility between Word and LibreOffice is necessary. You can also choose to [[moving_documents_between_word_processors#​word_and_libreoffice|transfer the document]] instead.)
  
 +If you find that your citations have been flattened, your only options are to restore the document from a backup, re-insert the citations using the plugin, or manually edit the document'​s citations and bibliography going forward. If reinserting citations, it may help to adjust Word field settings to always highlight fields in gray rather than only doing so when they are selected.
  
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