Adding PDF Files

To add only the bibliographic information from a PDF file to your Citavi project, first make sure that no text or graphics on the page are highlighted. Then, right-click the selection, point to Citavi Picker and click Add PDF as reference.

Getting Started Getting started: adding a PDF file with the Citavi Picker

The Citavi Picker retrieves the reference information from the properties of the PDF file (which you can view under Acrobat Reader > File > Properties) and saves it in Citavi. In many cases, you may have to go back and correct the information or add additional information manually, since most PDF files do not contain accurate author and title information.


Of course, you can also add a copy of the PDF file to an existing reference later on. Select the reference in Citavi and view the PDF file in the preview pane. To save the file, click the yellow ribbon that appears above the PDF file with the text Click here to save a copy of this document into the Citavi project.