Word 2016 Keyboard Shortcut

I'm using Word 2016 and Zotero Standalone 4.0.28. Previously in Word 2011, I had Command+Alt+Z as a shortcut to Add Citation. After upgrading to 2016 and reinstalling the Word plug-in, I can't find a way to link a shortcut. If I have to mouse over to the Add-In tab of the Ribbon, mouse all the way back across the screen to icon, and click every time I have to add a reference, then Word 2016 is going to be a disaster.

I've tried changing the keyboard shortcut to the tooltip text that appears when hovering over the button: both "Zotero Insert Citation" and "Zotero Bibliographic Management : Zotero Insert Citation" but neither worked. I'm working on a piece that will likely have a few hundred citations so if anybody can help that would be much appreciated!
  • I should add that the toolbar buttons do work fine. I'm not having any problem with the Word <-> Zotero connection.
  • I don't know much about Word for Mac, but from what I understand, the instructions for MS Word here: https://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_shortcuts#microsoft_word (not the one for the earlier Mac version) should work.
  • It was hard to translate it from the Windows version to the Mac (no small amount of frustration arises because there's no way to use the OS X standard way of assigning keyboard shortcuts). It turns out it's not that difficult (maybe even obvious?), just foreign to the OS X way.

    But for future reference:
    Tools menu > Customize keyboard…
    In the Categories list, select Macros
    The Zotero commands will appear in the right list. You can view and modify the keyboard shortcuts using the controls on the bottom of the dialog box.
  • thanks for reporting back. I've added your instructions at the link above.
  • edited April 17, 2016
    @samhorowitz @admasmith

    Just wanted to add that the settings that you mentioned are for Word-2016 (Mac version). It was not clear from your post whether these are for Zotero, OSX or word.

  • Hi, I also used to have keyboard shortcut, but then I upgraded Word. When I try to do the steps indicated here, I cannot find a way to add a keyboard short cut. I am not very familiar with macros in genera. Any one would have a more specific steps by steps process to add a shortcut ?

    Thanks in advance!
  • edited April 21, 2017
    Le sigh. I thought I'd lost keyboard shortcut functionality in Zotero plugin for Word since upgrading to Word 2016 for Windows. But after doing https://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_shortcuts and resolving a "Word could not communucate with Zotero. Please ensure Firefox is running and try again" error (caused by a crashed instance of the Zotero standalone program), all is working again. Thanks, everyone!
  • Yeah, I've also tried this just now and it works. But does anyone know how to make the classic view show up by default?
  • There's a preference in the Cite tab of the Zotero preferences for that.
  • I tried using the instructions for adding a keyboard or ribbon icon for Zotero on the a new mac using Word 2016. Something seems different from the instructions listed previously, which were: Tools > Customize Keyboard > Categories > Macros. The problem is that Macros is not listed in that dialog box.
  • Do you see the Zotero tab in the Ribbon?
  • I'm not seeing anything that suggests a Zotero affiliation. Where the Z icon used to appear near the Tools tab, now there's just Help. There is a citation manager embedded in the program that is a MS/Bing tie-in.
  • Okay, then the issue is that the Zotero plugin isn’t loading in Word for some reason. Go through the steps for “Zotero toolbar doesn’t appear” here:
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