Generating a BibTeX File

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Citavi offers two ways of generating BibTeX files:

Manually: You save selected references to a BibTeX file.

Automatically: Citavi scans a TeX manuscript for BibTeX keys and generates a matching BibTeX file.

Generating a BibTeX Key Manually

1.Select references in your Citavi project.

2.In the Reference Editor, on the File menu, click Export.

3.Select which references to export, and then select BibTeX format. Click Next.

4.Select the checkboxes for the BibTeX export options you want.

5.Click Edit BibTex export definition to change one of the export definitions: you can use the default definition, or you can use one optimized for a particular TeX package (for example, jurabib). You can also select Customize export definition to create your own export definition, if necessary.

6.Click Save file to set the location for the BibTeX file.

7.Click Next and set whether you want to save the settings you just used as an export preset.

8.Click Next to save the file.

Generating a BibTeX File Automatically

The prerequisite for generating BibTeX files automatically is that the BibTeX keys in your TeX file must match the ones in the Citavi project. The easiest way to ensure this is to use the Publication Assistant to insert the keys for you. See Using the Publication Assistant with TeX.

1.Make sure TeX support is selected under Tools > Options > General.

2.In the Reference Editor, on the Citation menu, click Automatic BibTeX export.

3.Click Open document to select the TeX file.

4.Citavi scans the TeX file and shows any errors in the BibTeX keys in it.

5.Choose an existing export definition, or click the Export definition link to create a custom export definition.

Creating a Custom Export Definition

In addition to the default, Citavi includes export definitions specifically for various TeX packages, including jurabib and natbib. To create a custom export definition:

1.In the Reference Editor, on the File menu, click Export.

2.Select which references to export, and then select BibTeX format.

3.Click Browse to set the location for the BibTeX file.

4.Click Edit BibTex export definition.

5.Define the reference type mapping and then click Next.

6.Define the field mapping. To set a field as "required" in the BibTeX key, click the circle next to it. Then click Next.

7.Set the export options for the export definition and then click Next.

8.Give the export definition a name and a description for the Quick Help area, and then click Finish.

Hint: Sometimes you only need a single reference in BibTeX format, for example to paste it into an online form. You can copy a single reference to the Clipboard in BibTeX format: in the Reference Editor, right-click the reference in the preview area and click Copy formatted reference. Then click BibTeX format and after that click OK. The reference is copied to the Clipboard using the BibTeX export definition you last used.

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