System Requirements

Operating Systems

Other Programs

The Citavi Word Add-In is an add-in for Microsoft Word 365 and  Microsoft Word 2013 or newer. With the Word Add-In you can insert references and quotations from your Citavi project into Word. The bibliography is generated automatically.

The LaTeX Assistant lets you insert references into the following TeX editors: Led, LyX, TeXMaker, TeXnicCenter, TeXstudio, TeXworks, WinEdt or WinShell. Using the Clipboard you can also use Citavi with online TeX editors, such as ShareLaTeX, Authorea, or Overleaf.

The Citavi Picker is an extension for your browser or PDF reader that lets you transfer information, webpages, or PDF files to your Citavi projects. The Citavi Picker browser extensions require Internet Explorer version 11 or later (32 bit or 64 bit), Firefox version 48 or later (32 bit), or Google Chrome version 30 or later. The Picker for Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat require the 32bit version 10 or later of either program.

To log in to Citavi Account you need Internet Explorer with JavaScript enabled.

Memory Requirements

Citavi projects are loaded to RAM when the project is opened. The maximum project size depends on the amount of RAM and the structure of your data (the number of authors, knowledge items, etc.) but usually is somewhere between 25,000 and 50,000 references.

Administrator Rights

In order to install Citavi, you must have administrator rights for your computer. Talk to your system administrator if you do not.

Requirements for Using Citavi in a Team

Technical requirements for using Citavi in a team vary depending on whether you are using Citavi on a shared network drive (Citavi for Windows), in the Citavi Cloud (Citavi for Windows) or on an SQL server (Citavi for DBServer). See Overview of Team Features. Citavi Cloud features are only available for Citavi versions 6.4 or newer.