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Zotero: Advanced Frequently Asked Questions: Scrivener

Using Zotero with Scrivener

Scrivener is writing software that has become increasingly popular with academics. Affordable, cross-platform, and can be installed on multiple computers of the same platform. There is a 30 day free trial.

Zotero citations can be dragged & dropped into Scrivener.
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Caveats: There is no Zotero plugin for Scrivener. The Zotero plugin In MS Word or Open Office allows for more functionality and power. What that means is you may encounter challenges in Scrivener when you want to move a footnote, change/edit it, or have very complex footnotes. Because of this, many academics manually type their footnotes in Scrivener and use Zotero to keep track of material and to create the bibliography.

Recommended: 10 minute video tutorial on More powerful methods of using Zotero with Scrivener

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