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mgrinsven
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Bibliography import

Post by mgrinsven » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:46 pm

I am trying to import a biblopgraphy from Zotero into TextMaker, but i am not really managing to do so. I export the bibliography from Zotero into csv format. Then i import the generated csv into TextMaker. If i look at the resulting database, the entries are there. However if i want to insert a field, the only option i get is to edit the database.

Any suggestions on how to get a bibliography from Zotero in TextMaker?

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Re: Bibliography import

Post by miguel-c » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:48 pm

After you convert the CSV into a DBF file, you should go to References | Bibliography | Manage | Use existing database

PS: Our next major version of SoftMaker Office will support Zotero. Stay tuned!

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Re: Bibliography import

Post by mgrinsven » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55 am

So if i understand correctly, i cannot use the CSV as existing database?
Because i imported the CSV by using References | Bibliography | Manager | Use existing database. There it supports the CSV format.
The import goes well, however when i select insert field (in dutch veld invoegen) i only get the option edit database.

Anyway i am getting a lot of problems lately with Textmaker. Somehow dead keys are not working. So i cannot even enter a ë. Weird stuff......

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Re: Bibliography import

Post by miguel-c » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:14 pm

You can use CSV files as a source for a Bibliography, but won't be able to edit it within TextMaker.
However, you'll be able to edit in PlanMaker.

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Re: Bibliography import

Post by miguel-c » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:17 pm

You can use CSV files as sources for Bibliographies. However, you won't be able to edit them inside Textmaker, but you can inside PlanMaker.

Regadinrg, your other issue, I replied to it today:
https://forum.softmaker.com/viewtopic.p ... 436#p64442

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