how to use zotero in google doc with chromeos

hi I am new to chromeos and finding that zotero is currently available in google docs for citation insertion

however this function requires standalone zotero, this mechanism seems awful for google doc is an online service, with zotero now have cloud version, but requiring an offline desktop client

could google doc's zotero directly link to the cloud one other than the local software? though I use zotero standalone under linux mode for latex bibtex insertion, I think most of the users would like to use the easier google doc for lite documents
  • The citation dialog insertion heavily on Zotero Standalone, not just for the data but also for the user interface etc. I doubt this is going to happen as a cloud only solution.
  • well I still hope this can be happened in the future...zotero standalone seems not a necessary as long as the database is already on cloud
  • I finally get the stuff work under chromeos...

    as long as the zotero connector is running through tcp port 23119, this port is not forwarded to the host chromeos environment under crostini

    what I have done is to install a port forwarding app:

    set forwarding rule as following:
    source: (anywhere) port 23119 (connection port from chrome)
    destination: port 8080 (target port in crostini vm)

    and set the zotero http port to 8080 (default port 23119 will crash the os), this port is arbitary but be careful not crash with other crostini ports, and must the same as the destination port

    in zotero:
    Edit -> Preference -> Advanced -> Config Editor -> Accept -> extension.zotero.httpServer.port -> double click and set to 8080

    enjoy zotero in chromebook!!!!
  • I'm using a Pixelbook and installed Zotero as a Linux app. This was on the edge of my capability, but I got it done. Much to my suprise Zotero did not integrate with Google Docs. Then I found your post. You are a genius! This worked well. I hope the Zotero admins add your instructions to their official "Zotero on a Chromebook" instructions. Thank you.
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