Need help in finding an old FAQ and tool for converting text placeholders to footnote placeholders

Animus A. shared this question 12 months ago
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I'm facing the same issue as one described here by the OP. Unfortunately old link is broken and I can't find neither FAQ nor mentioned tool anywhere. Is this conversion still possible considering I'm using Citavi 5?

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Hi Animus,

Thank you for your question.

Due to necessary security updates the tool was unfortunately no longer available for Citavi 5.

[edit] We were able to make the tool available again. You can find it here: http://www.citavi.com/tools/convertplaceholders

In order to change the position of you citations AND swith to Citavi 6, please follow these steps:

1. If your Word document contains placeholders like {Miller 2009 #84: 12}, convert them to Citavi fields with the Word Add-In of Citavi 5.

https://www1.citavi.com/sub/manual5/en/index.html?convert_citavi_placeholders_to_citavi_fields.html

2. Then switch to Citavi 6:

https://help.citavi.com/en/knowledge-base/article/switching-to-citavi-6

3. Here’s how you can change the position of you citations with the Word Add-In of Citavi 6:

https://www1.citavi.com/sub/manual6/en/index.html?changing_citations_position.html

Best regards,

Susanne

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Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately switching to Citavi 6 is not an option for me - placeholders are the essential feature, so abandoning it is not feasible.

Are you saying that this tool won't work with Citavi 5 or that using it involves some security risks? If the latter is the case I'm willing to test it, and of course I'm aware that I will be fully responsible for any possible damage.

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Hi Animus,

Thank you for your reply.

To be more precise, the server on which the tool was running was switched off by the provider for security reasons.

We have moved the tool to a new server, but unfortunately the tool at the moment does no longer work with Citavi 5.

I cannot yet promise whether a fix of the tool will be possible.

Best regards,

Susanne

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Dear Animus,

Hope everything is fine with you.

I have uploaded the old convert zipped file to the following link

[Edit: Link & attachment removed, since the original tool is available again.]

It is also attached in this reply

You can try it if you wish and I hope it works and solves your issue.

Best Regards

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Dear Al,

Thank you SO SO SO much! I've managed to convert placeholders manually but it was such a chore! This tool works flawlessly.


Now I wonder why would Citavi staff withhold it, I'm sorry but it looks like you'd rather force me towards installing Citavi 6 which lacks one of the most basic features (placeholders) instead of providing supplementary software...


So my thanks go to the Citavi's community and especially Al.

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Dear Animus

I am really happy that the tool worked.. The citavi team are so helpful so I do not think they are trying to force migration to citavi 6 but rather there are some copyright issues , especially in USA, concerning the convert utility. This was raised in many previous discussions regarding why place holders were no more available in citavi 6.

Thank you for replying and raising the issue that affects many citavi users , and thanks for citavi team for all their efforts and the great software. We all hope that place holders will be enabled again in citavi 6 and coming versions.

Best wishes,

Al

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Hi Animus,

Thank you for your reply.

We were able to make the tool available again. You can find it here: http://www.citavi.com/tools/convertplaceholders

The error found during the test occurs only in the rare case that there is no text before the first citation placeholder.

Best regards,

Susanne

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