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word_processor_plugin_troubleshooting [2019/07/03 09:35]
adomasven [Mac]
word_processor_plugin_troubleshooting [2019/10/31 01:54]
dstillman [Citations converted to plain text]
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 ===== Citations/​bibliography highlighted ===== ===== Citations/​bibliography highlighted =====
  
-Word and LibreOffice will highlight Fields/​Reference Marks on your screen to indicate that the text is automatically generated. This can help you avoid accidentally manually typing in the fields (to edit the text shown in a Zotero citation, see [[/​support/​word_processor_plugin_usage#​customizing_cites|Customizing Cites]]). These highlights are only shown on screen and won't appear if you print or save the document as a PDF.  +See [[kb/​citations_highlighted|Citations Highlighted]].
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-You can change the settings for highlighting Fields/​Reference Marks in your word processor:​ +
-  * **[[https://​helpdeskgeek.com/​office-tips/​show-field-shading-in-word-and-convert-the-fields-to-plain-text/​|Word for Windows]]:​** In Word Options, open "​Advanced",​ then set "Field shading"​ to "​Never",​ "​Always",​ or "When selected"​. +
-  * **Word for Mac:** Open Word -> Preferences -> View and set "Field shading"​ to "​Never",​ "​Always",​ or "When selected"​. +
-  * **[[https://​help.libreoffice.org/​Writer/​About_Fields|LibreOffice]]:​** Open Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Application Colors and check/​uncheck the "Field shadings"​ box. You can also control the color used for field shadings. +
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-See also [[kb/​citations_highlighted|Citations Highlighted]].+
  
 ===== Citations converted to plain text ===== ===== Citations converted to plain text =====
  
-If you have previously inserted citations into Word or LibreOffice using Zotero, but they have now been converted to plain text, this may be caused by one of several factors. +See [[kb/​citations_converted_to_plain_text|Citations Converted to Plain Text]].
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-  - 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. For Word, your document must be saved as .docx or .doc. For LibreOffice,​ if you are storing citations as Reference Marks (the default), your document must be saved as .odt. For LibreOffice,​ if you are storing citations as Bookmarks (see below), your document must be saved as .docx or .doc. +
-  - You opened and saved your document using a word processor program that does not support Fields/​Reference Marks/​Bookmarks. These include: +
-    - **Google Docs and other online word processors:​** Google Docs and most other online word processors do not support Fields/​Reference Marks/​Bookmarks. Opening a document in these programs will break connections with Zotero. Microsoft'​s Word Online does support Fields and so can be used safely with Word documents containing Zotero fields. +
-    - **Pages:** Apple Pages does not support Fields/​Reference Marks/​Bookmarks. Opening a document in Pages will break connections with Zotero. +
-    - **Word:** If you open an .odt file (created by LibreOffice) in Word, Zotero references stored as Reference Marks (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.) +
-    - **LibreOffice:​** If you open a .docs or .doc file (created by Word) in LibreOffice,​ Zotero references stored as Fields (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.) +
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-If your document'​s citations have been converted to plain text, your only option for restoring the links to Zotero is to open and restore a previous version of the document with the citation links intact. If this is not possible, you will need to re-insert the citations from Zotero. +
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-See also [[kb/​citations_converted_to_plain_text|Citations Converted to Plain Text]].+
  
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