Adding to the First Name Database

When you enter or important names of persons, Citavi automatically tries to assign a gender to an author based on the author's first name.

You can amend the internal first name database to include first names that Citavi could not identify or if you want to change the gender of a first name already in the database. Your changes will only affect new names added to Citavi.

  1. Close Citavi.
  2. Create a text file and enter each first name on a new line. Enter a comma and the letter "M" (for male names) or "F" (for female names):
    The list does not need to be sorted alphabetically.
  3. Save the file with the name Firstnames.txt in UTF-8 fomat. We recommend using the Notepad++ text editor included in Windows. In Notepad++ select Save as > Encoding > UTF-8.
  4. Copy or move the Firstnames.txt file to the folder %appdata%\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 6\Settings.

The file will be used in addition to the internal first names databases.