Linking a File to a Reference
- In the Reference Editor switch to the Reference tab.
- If you have a copy of the file on your own computer or local network, click the Local file field. In the Open dialog, choose the file you want to link. You now have the following options:
- If you want to leave the file in its original location, but want a copy in your Citavi project folder, select Copy into the Citavi project. The link to the copied file will be displayed in Citavi.
- If you want to move the file from its original location to your Citavi project folder, select Move into the Citavi project. The link to the original, moved file will be displayed in Citavi.
- If you want to leave the file in its original location and do not want a copy in your Citavi project folder, select Link the file, but don't move it. (If the file is on the same drive as your Citavi project, we recommend using relative paths.)
- If you choose to copy or move the file, you can tell Citavi to give the file a new name. Citavi uses the short title of the reference. For example, if your file is named chapter1.pdf, the copy might be saved as Miller 2010 - Evidence-based guidelines.pdf. This is a simple way to apply meaningful file names. See also: Renaming PDF files.
You can quickly add a PDF file to a reference by switching to the Reference tab and then dragging the file into the very bottom of the tab. By default, the file is copied to the Citavi project folder. If you press and hold the Shift key while dragging the file, the file will be moved. If you press and hold the Alt key, the file will only be attached and will remain in its original location.