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  • Hi @dstillman. I currently have my Zotero storage located on an institutional shared drive, which I am accessing through a VPN. I think this may be causing the major delays and problems with my Zotero standalone. Therefore, I am currently transferri…
  • @dstillman, here is the Debug ID: D742993352. I logged a period of time in which I tried to copy 3 PDFs (simultaneously) to a folder in Zotero. It took so long, I eventually aborted the process.
  • @bwiernik Another question - is there a way to keep Zotero from updating automatically? For now, I need to keep the older version so I can do the ODF scan so I don't want Zotero to update to the newest version each time I reopen it.
  • Thanks @bwiernik, that helps. I did as you advised and downloaded the older version of Zotero because my citations were indeed in the ODF scan format. Of course, now when I restart Zotero, it updates to the newest version. Will the ODF format be add…
  • @bwiernik I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean - that the RTF and ODT files are not interchangeable?
  • @adamsmith @bwiernik I do have version 5.0.56 of Zotero, so apparently I can't use the ODF scan plugin. I think I figured out the problem, which is that I needed to change the output file from Scrivener to an RTF rather than an ODT file. That seems …
  • @adamsmith, yes, my library is synced. Thank you for the response!
  • Actually, now Libre is sporadically identifying the problematic citation. Sometimes it gives the error message only (IDX is not defined) and sometimes it will highlight the problematic citation and give the option to replace it. Given that, it seems…
  • @adamsmith, disregard my last comment. Libre is now picking up the problematic citation and giving me the option to replace it. Libre was not doing this previously which made it a guessing game as to which citation marker was the problem. I think I'…
  • Thank you, @adamsmith. I'm assuming there is no way to figure out which citation is causing the problem?
  • I tried reproducing the problem with only 1 citation in a document. But that worked without a problem. In other words, after I did the RTF scan in Zotero and then updated the citations in Libre to APA format, the citation marker was properly updated…
  • Zotero version 5.0.47. Yes, ODF scan.
  • Here is a report I just submitted (D729510504). I dragged a PDF file to be copied into a folder. However, the file is not showing up in the folder. I restarted Zotero and the PDF file now appears in the folder (D1333466803). But the file was not cop…
  • One issue is that when dragging a PDF into a folder, it will take a long time to show up. Sometimes it won't show up unless I shut down Zotero and restart it. Other times the file does not copy correctly (even though the PDF file will appear as thou…
  • Not sure if this captured it, but here is one output report: D1346341742
  • Okay, I got it @adamsmith. I needed to add the Zotero add-in to LibreOffice. Now the citations are formatting correctly and I see where to add in the bibliography with the Zotero button. Thank you again for your help!!
  • In Zotero standalone, under "add-ins", I selected APA settings for the LibreOffice plugin. I'm not seeing any toolbar for Zotero in LibreOffice...??
  • As a test, in Scrivener, I removed the parentheses that I previously put in manually around the citation marker. What I had previously: ( { | English, 1998 | | |zu:2016386:GUYDJNDI}) (parentheses added manually). Now: { | English, 1998 | | |zu:2016…
  • In Zotero (standalone version), I went to the Libreoffice plugin and set the document preferences to APA 6th. So yes, I did do that, yet the output does not seem to insert the parentheses around the author and the year automatically. Now I am looki…
  • I also noticed that the citations for works with three to five authors do not seem to have correct citations for APA. The first time a work with three to five authors is cited in-text, all of the names should be included (example: Smith, Jones, Roge…
  • @adamsmith - Okay, I opened the ODT file in Libre Office that I created using the Zotero RTF scan. The settings in Zotero for the LO plugin are for APA. The document in Libre Office has the citations formated correctly (author, year), however, it al…
  • Yes, @bwiernik . To input a citation into Scrivener, I use CTRL + SHIFT + C to copy the scannable cite in Zotero from the parent document. Then I paste the cite into Scrivener. To compile the document, I select "format as original" and compile for …
  • I have the LibreOffice plugin installed in Zotero. Does this not do the proper formatting? I discovered if I manually put in the parentheses then of course this corrects the issue. But when I've done the in-text citations in the past in Scrivener, I…
  • Great! Thank you @bwiernik. I will use one note attached to the parent file and use the tags then. My question re: Scrivener was whether attaching notes to the parent file in Zotero (which is where Scrivener pulls the citation information from) wou…
  • @adamsmith I figured it out. I was doing two things wrong. I forgot to change the output to a scannable cite, and I was copying the PDF file rather than the metadata file from Zotero. It appears now that the cite markers are formatting properly in S…
  • @adamsmith I downloaded and saved the .js scannable cite file to the Zotero translators folder in the directory. Closed Zotero, restarted. Now when I use ctrl + alt + c to insert a cite marker in Scrivener, this is what I get: file:///C:/Program Fi…
  • If I use ctrl C to copy the cite, then when I paste it into Scrivener it inserts only the author's name and year, which is what I want it to do. So that works. My guess is it probably won't work, however, to create the bibliography from the ODT outp…
  • @adamsmith Ah, okay - back to the question I asked initially. The problem is I don't have the scannable cite selection in export. So I have copied the code for scannable cite. Can I put this into the standalone or do I need to go through the websit…
  • This may be a user-error issue because I am new to Scrivener. When I copy the cite over into Scrivener, rather than getting the citation with the weird code, I get a full bibliographic cite. Here's exactly what appeared when I dragged from Zotero i…
  • Thanks, @bwiernik. I didn't think of using the sort function in Word. That will at least help make it a little less tedious. Unless, of course, @adamsmith decides to write the code....(maybe??)