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 ====== How can I import from Citavi? ====== ====== How can I import from Citavi? ======
  
-The best format for importing records from Citavi into Zotero is Citavi XML. This format will import the item bibliographic metadata, as well as quotations, tasks, attachments,​ etc. The import ​translator was written for Citavi 5 and adapted to work also for Citavi 6, just replace in the following description each occurrence of '​5'​ with a '​6'​.+The best format for importing records from Citavi into Zotero is Citavi XML. This format will import the item bibliographic metadata, as well as quotations, tasks, attachments,​ etc. Zotero can import ​files exported from Citavi 5 and Citavi 6.
  
  
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   - In Citavi create a backup of your project. This option is in the "​File"​ menu.   - In Citavi create a backup of your project. This option is in the "​File"​ menu.
-  - The backup is saved in a file with the file ending with ''​ctv5bak''​ and lies normally in your [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Home_directory|home directory]] under ''​Documents\Citavi 5\Backup''​i.e. follow this format ''​C:​\Users\<​username>​\Documents\Citavi 5\Backup\<​projectname>''​. Alternatively,​ you can look up the backup folder under Tools / Options / Folders and there click on  "Open folder with Windows Explorer",​ see [[https://​www.citavi.com/​sub/​manual5/​en/​101_backing_up_your_projects.html]]. +  - The backup is saved in a file with the file ending with ''​ctv5bak''​ or ''​ctv6bak''​ and lies normally in your [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Home_directory|home directory]] under ''​Documents\Citavi 5\Backup'' ​or ''​Documents\Citavi 6\Backup''​ (i.e.follow this format ''​C:​\Users\<​username>​\Documents\Citavi 5\Backup\<​projectname>''​). Alternatively,​ you can look up the backup folder under Tools / Options / Folders and there click on  "Open folder with Windows Explorer",​ see [[https://​www.citavi.com/​sub/​manual5/​en/​101_backing_up_your_projects.html]]. 
-  - The ''​ctv5bak''​ file is a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Zip_(file_format)|zip file]], which cannot be processed directly. You must first unzip it and continue with resulting unzipped file. +  - The ''​ctv5bak''​ or ''​ctv6bak''​ file is a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Zip_(file_format)|zip file]], which cannot be processed directly. You must first unzip it and continue with resulting unzipped file. 
-  - To import attached files e.g. PDFs into Zotero, you have to make sure that they are in the same folder as the ''​ctv5''​ file you are importing. Citavi will save all attachments in the project folder, i.e. ''​C:​\Users\<​username>​\Documents\Citavi 5\Projects\<​projectname>​\Citavi Attachments''​. Copy them from there. +  - To import attached files (e.g.PDFsinto Zotero, you have to make sure that they are in the same folder as the ''​ctv5''​ or ''​ctv6''​ file you are importing. Citavi will save all attachments in the project folder ​(e.g., ''​C:​\Users\<​username>​\Documents\Citavi 5\Projects\<​projectname>​\Citavi Attachments''​). Copy them from there. 
-  - Import the ''​ctv5''​ file in Zotero.+  - Import the ''​ctv5''​ or ''​ctv6''​ file in Zotero.
  
  
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   * Nested collections in Citavi will not be nested anymore in Zotero. However, the numbers for the collections names should represent the nesting and adjusting this then manually should be easy.   * Nested collections in Citavi will not be nested anymore in Zotero. However, the numbers for the collections names should represent the nesting and adjusting this then manually should be easy.
-  * PDF annotations will not be imported from the ''​ctv5''​ file. However, [[https://​www1.citavi.com/​sub/​manual6/​en/​index.html?​exporting_pdf_annotations.html|you can save the annotations into the PDFs itself in Citavi]] before you start the Zotero import.+  * PDF annotations will not be imported from the ''​ctv5''​ or ''​ctv6''​ file. However, [[https://​www1.citavi.com/​sub/​manual6/​en/​index.html?​exporting_pdf_annotations.html|you can save the annotations into the PDFs itself in Citavi]] before you start the Zotero import.
  
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