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, point to Export > Export.
  2. Choose which references to export, and then select BibTeX format. Click Next.
  3. Select one of the BibTeX filters. Then, click Next.
  4. Click Edit BibTeX export definition.
  5. Define the reference type mapping if desired. Click Next.
  6. Click Next. Change the mapping of Citavi Fields to BibTex fields to your liking. Click Next. Select additional export options for the export definition and then click Next.
  7. Give the export definition a name and a description for the Quick Help areas, and then click Next.
  8. Create a BibTeX file (start at step 4).


You may only need a single title in the BibTex format. In these cases, right click into the preview field of the Reference Editor and choose Copy. Now choose BibTeX; Citavi will copy the respective title in the last chosen BibTex format.