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Zotero Support: Using Zotero with Word Processing Programs

Zotero and Word Processors

Zotero will work with Microsoft Word and LibreOffice/OpenOffice/NeoOffice to create bibliographies and insert in-text citations into your manuscript. To help you get started here are links to quick guides on using Zotero with word processors:

Overview

Zotero now installs word processor plug ins for the supported word processing programs on installation.

Once you have installed Zotero you should see the Zotero toolbar in Word:Open a Word document and click on the 'Zotero' tab in Word:

You should now see the Zotero tools at the top of your Word document:

 

Creating stand-alone bibliographies on a PC and Mac

1. Select some or all of the references in your Zotero library, Right click and select Create Bibliography from Items

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2. Choose the Citation Style and Copy to Clipboard for pasting into a document or email.

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3. Paste into the document. 

Inserting Parenthetical Citations

1. Go to the place in your word document that you would like to insert the parenthetical citation and select the Zotero toolbar.


 

2. Click on Add/Edit Citation:

3. Select the citation style from the list and click OK.

4. A search box will pop up that will allow you to search your Zotero library by author, title, keyword, etc. Search and select the citation you want to add.


 

5. Once you have made your selection, click on the citation in the search box:

6. A box opens that allows you to add page numbers and other information to the citation:

7. After adding the page number or other information press 'Enter' on your keyboard twice and your formatted parenthetical citation will now appear in your Word document.

 

Inserting Footnotes

1. Go to the place in your word document that you would like to insert the superscript for you footnote and then select the Zotero toolbar:


2. Click on Add/Edit Citation:

3. Select the citation style from the list and click OK.

2. Select the footnote citation style from the list and click OK.

4. A search box will pop that will allow you to search your Zotero library by author, title, keyword, etc. Search and select the citation you want to add.

5. Once you have made your selection, click on the citation in the search box:

6. A box opens that allows you to add page numbers and other information to the citation:

7. After adding the page number or other information press 'Enter' on your keyboard and your formatted footnote will now appear in your Word document.

 


 

 



 

 

 

Insert bibliography of in-text citations

1. After you have finished inserting your parenthetical citations or footnotes into your document place your cursor where you would like your bibliography to begin:




2. On the Zotero toolbar click on Add/Edit Bibliography:


 

2. You will now see a formatted bibliography in your document: