Selecting Text

  1. Enlarge the preview pane if necessary by clicking the corresponding layout icon: Icon: Bereich vergrössern
  2. Open the PDF file in the Citavi preview pane. In the Reference Editor, click Preview and select the PDF file from the list.
  3. Click the text selection tool.Icon: Textauswahl-Werkzeug
  4. Press and hold the left mouse button while you move the mouse over the text you want to select. After making your selection, choose an action (for example, Highlight).


Occasionally, tables or images might get in the way of your text selection. In such cases, you can press the Ctrl key and then click on the section of text after the unwanted element to continue your selection. If you accidentally select text you don't want, hold down the Shift key and the left mouse button while moving your mouse over the unwanted text. When you release the left mouse button, the text is removed from the selection.