Adding Zotero Citations in OpenOffice
Some of you had trouble figuring out how to install the Zotero plugin that makes your Zotero talk to OpenOffice. I did it on my own computer, and I think I figured out our issue.
If you think you installed the plugin, but can’t figure out whether you did:
First, go into OpenOffice.
Open up a Text Document.
Check out the Toolbar. You should see, all the way on the left, a symbol that looks something like “r” with a little red “z”-for-Zotero next to it.
That’s the button you click to get to the screen that allows you to insert citations. Once you see this screen:
you’ll do the same thing as the Word users, so skip to the Word tutorial.
If Zotero doesn’t show up in your toolbar, follow these instructions to reinstall (I stole/adapted these from the Zotero website):
In Firefox, go to Tools→Add-ons→Extensions. (If you don’t see “Zotero OpenOffice Integration” in Tools→Add-ons→Extensions, install it.)Should look like this:
Click the “Preferences”/“Options” button next to “Zotero OpenOffice Integration”.You should see this:
Click “Reinstall Extension.” You should see a series of prompts, like this:
Select “Manual Installation.”
Double-click on the .oxt file that the computer highlights for you. This should take you into OpenOffice, where you’ll see a prompt like this:
You’ll see this, confirming that the plugin has been installed:
Now, return to step 1, at the top of this post, and look for the red Z; proceed.