Using Citavi in the United States
In Citavi it is usually possible to insert references into a document using placeholders. These placeholders are then converted to formatted citations in a second step. At the same time, a bibliography is created. This option works with all programs that support rich text format (.rtf), including OpenOffice Writer, LibreOffice Writer and Scrivener.
This placeholder conversion process is now protected by a patent. As long as this patent is valid, we are unable to offer the option to convert placeholders in the United States.
What does this mean for you?
- When you download and install Citavi 5 in the United States, this feature is not available.
- If you download and install Citavi outside the United States, this feature is available. However, it will be deactivated if you are using Citavi in the United States based on your IP address.
What implications does this have in Citavi 5?
- If you use Citavi with the Add-In for Microsoft Word or with a LaTeX editor or if you do not use Citavi to create publications, this restriction will not affect you.
- If you want to use Citavi with other word processors, you cannot do so in the United States.