Zotero Word

You can then reinstall the Word scripts from Zotero. In Zotero, go to the Cite → Word Processors pane of Zotero preferences, click the “Reinstall Microsoft Word Add-in” button, and then restart Word. If you don't see the option to reinstall the Word Add-in, open Tools → Add-ons and ensure that Zotero Word for Mac Integration is present and enabled. Installing Zotero on Word through Office 365 1. Go to and download Zotero 5.0 for Windows 2. Open the desktop version of Word 365 3. To find Word’s STARTUP folder, from the ribbon menu select File - Options - Advanced - General group - File Locations.

  1. Zotero Word Plugin
  2. Zotero Word Connector
  3. Zotero Word Integration
  4. Zotero Word Mac
  5. Zotero

Uninstall Zotero and Browser Connectors Use your computer's add / remove programs function or in IOS, drag the program to the trash to uninstall it. For Browser Connectors, open your browser settings or options for plugins or add-ons and select the remove/uninstall button next to Zotero Connector. Then copy the file called Zotero.dotm If you do not see Zotero.dotm in this directory, try the following directory: C: Users USERNAME AppData Local Zotero extensions zotero [email protected] install 6. Paste the Zotero.dotm file into the Office 365 STARTUP folder. Restart Word and you should now see Zotero in the ribbon menu.

Zotero supports Word for both PC and Mac. It has traditionally supported some open source word processors as well, such as LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and NewOffice. Open Zotero, then open your word processor. Zotero must be open for the word processor to access your citations.

The Word plug-in is automatically installed with the Zotero Connector. Using Word, you should see a Zotero tab, confirming the Word plug-in has been installed. Click that tab to see the Zotero-Word buttons.

These are the Zotero-Word buttons.

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Below is a quotation you have in your paper that you need to cite. With your cursor at the end of the quotation, click the Add/Edit Citation button to add the in-text, or parenthetical citation, after the quotation.

You will be asked to define the citation style of your choice. Below, the MLA style is highlighted in blue, but there are several other default citation styles included with Zotero, such as APA, Chicago, and others. You can also use the Zotero Style Repository, where there are hundreds more that can be added to Zotero.

Zotero Word Plugin

Then you may type in the keywords of the citation you wish to use. Alternatively, you may click the down arrow next to the red Zotero Z and select Classic View. Classic View has the familiar Zotero interface and includes has a box to add the page number and the ability to add multiple sources.


Below, see the quotation with the in-text citation after it.

When you are finished with your paper, click the 'Add/Edit Bibliography' button and the bibliography will be generated from the in-text citations and the Zotero citation database.

Always review the citations for accuracy. Any automated system will import errors and the student is always responsible for correcting these errors.

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Of the different ways to automatically generate bibliographies (as well as in-text citations and footnotes), the easy-to-use word processor plugins are the most powerful. These plugins, available for Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs, create dynamic bibliographies: insert a new in-text citation in your manuscript, and the bibliography will be automatically updated to include the cited item. Correct the title of an item in your Zotero library and with a click of a button the change will be incorporated in your documents.

To get started with these plugins, see the following pages:

Zotero Word Connector

Third-party plugins are also available for integrating Zotero with other word processors and writing systems.

Plugin Installation

The word processor plugins are bundled with Zotero and should be installed automatically for each supported word processor on your computer when you first start Zotero.

Zotero Word Integration

You can reinstall the plugins later from the Cite → Word Processor Plugins pane of the Zotero preferences. If you're having trouble, see Manually Installing the Zotero Word Processor Plugin or Word Processor Plugin Troubleshooting.

Zotero Word Mac

Video Guide


You can also get a taste of how these plugins work in action by watching screencasts of Zotero and Word (by Hannah Rempel, using the “Quick Format” version of the plugin) of Zotero and OpenOffice (by Ryan Guy, using the “classic” plugin). Note that these videos were made using older versions of Zotero; the Zotero Word plugin buttons look somewhat different in newer versions.