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Manually Installing the Zotero Word Processor Plugin

Word for Windows

  1. Open the Zotero installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Zotero).
  2. In the installation folder, open extensions/zoteroWinWordIntegration@zotero.org/install, where you you can find a copy of the file Zotero.dotm (for Word for Windows 2007 and higher) or Zotero.dot (for older versions of Word).
  3. Find your Word startup folder using the instructions below. You should now have two folders open: the Word startup folder and the “install” folder containing Zotero.dotm.
  4. Copy the Zotero.dotm file to your Word Startup folder. (Be sure to copy the file rather than moving it.)
  5. Start (or restart) Microsoft Word to begin using the plugin.

Word for Mac 2016

  1. In Finder, press Cmd-Shift-G and navigate to
    /Applications/Zotero.app/Contents/Resources/extensions/zoteroMacWordIntegration@zotero.org/install

    where you can find a copy of the Zotero.dotm file.

  2. Find your Word startup folder by following the instructions below. You should now have two folders open: the Word startup folder and the “install” folder containing Zotero.dotm.
  3. Copy the Zotero.dotm file to your Word Startup folder. (Be sure to copy the file rather than moving it.)
  4. Start (or restart) Microsoft Word to begin using the plugin.

Word for Mac 2011

  1. In Finder, press Cmd-Shift-G and navigate to
    /Applications/Zotero.app/Contents/Resources/extensions/zoteroMacWordIntegration@zotero.org/install

    where you can find a copy of the Zotero.dot file.

  2. Find your Word startup folder by following the instructions below. You should now have two folders open: the Word startup folder and the “install” folder containing Zotero.dotm.
  3. Copy the Zotero.dot file to your Word Startup folder. (Be sure to copy the file rather than moving it.)
  4. Start (or restart) Microsoft Word to begin using the plugin.

LibreOffice

  1. Open LibreOffice Extension Manager in Tools > Extension Manager.
  2. Click Add in the Extension Manager dialog.
  3. In your Zotero installation directory, navigate to zoteroOpenOfficeIntegration@zotero.org/install.
  4. Choose the Zotero_OpenOffice_Integration.oxt file.
  5. Restart LibreOffice and check if the Zotero toolbar appears under View > Toolbars.

Locating your Word Startup folder

The correct folder can often be found in the Word preferences:

Word 2007 or later for Windows

Click the Microsoft Office Button in the top-left corner (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. Select it and click Modify. Placing the cursor in the location bar at the top of the window will allow you to copy the complete path to the Startup folder. Click Cancel to close the dialog.

Word 2016 for Mac

In Word, open the “Word” menu in the top-left of the screen and select “Preferences”. Click on “File Locations” under “Personal Settings” and click on “Startup” at the bottom of the list. This may list your Startup folder location.

If there is no location listed, the default location is ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Startup/Word (i.e., the Library folder within your home directory). The ~/Library folder is hidden by default, but you can open it from the Finder by holding down Option, clicking the Go menu, and selecting Library. You can also press Cmd-Shift-G in Finder and copy the path above to navigate to that folder.

Word 2011 for Mac

In Word, open the “Word” menu in the top-left of the screen and select “Preferences”. Click on “File Locations” under “Personal Settings” and click on “Startup” at the bottom of the list. This may list your Startup folder location.

If there is no location listed, the default location is /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Startup/Word. You can open it from the Finder by pressing Cmd-Shift-G and copying in the path.

Default locations

On non-English systems or in certain custom setups, these locations may be different.

Word 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007, and 2010, 2013 under Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8

  • C:\Users\::username::\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\Startup (::username:: is the user name of the currently logged-in user)

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 2016 for Mac

  • ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Startup/Word

Word 2011 for Mac

  • /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Startup/Word
word_processor_plugin_manual_installation.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/26 19:47 by bwiernik