Collaborating with others who do not use Citavi

Violeta G. shared this question 2 years ago
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I am working on a project that I am leading and that other individuals play a role, such as mentors with content expertise and editors. At least one of these individuals has expressed difficulty keeping up with multiple word documents. This person also recently finished a project of similar size (approx 200-300 pages), and claims that at least for them, Word had trouble handling multiple comments and after a certain amount it tended to crash a lot. They have requested that the team collaborate in something like Google Docs, and named several other benefits of doing this, such as not having to constantly name the new file versions with the new date and time, and the ability to chat live with other members who are actively editing the file at the same time. This is particularly useful as we have working sessions scheduled when we know that people will be editing the document at the same time. I tested saving my file to Google Docs and making some changes, and when I downloaded it and opened it in Word again, all the formatting that the Citavi addon recognized was gone, as I had suspected.


My question is, could we collaborate on my document in Google Docs, yet somehow have Citavi recognize the references I insert when I download it and open it in Word? I know it's probably not possible but I figured it would not hurt to ask. Any recommendations for collaborating on my project with people who do not use Citavi and having my Citavi formatting saved/recognized when I work with the document, even if it doesn't involve Google Docs, is appreciated. A priority is also not having to save/send multiple versions of the document but having the changes made by multiple people logged and saved in real time.


Thank you!

Violeta

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Dear Violeta,

Thank you for your suggestion.

Was Google Docs able to handle a document of that size well? Had you already considered or tried collaborating on the Word document via OneDrive?: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/collaborate-on-word-documents-with-real-time-co-authoring-7dd3040c-3f30-4fdd-bab0-8586492a1f1d

If so, did your formatting remain intact?

We are indeed working on an add-on that would interface with Google Docs. Unfortunately, we can't yet give you a date for its release - estimating software development time is a rather imprecise art as unforeseen bugs can lead to lengthy delays. Rather than communication a date we may or may not be able to meet, we prefer to release add-ons only after all of our internal bug and unit testing is successful.

Kind regards

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Hi Citavi team,

Could you please let me know if the Google Docs add-on is already available? I am also working in a similar setting but unfortunately we cannot use OneDrive as collaboration platform due to IT policies.

Thanks,

Stefan

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Hi, Stefan

An Add-On for Google Docs is currently not available and we have not yet set a timeframe for its release.

Best regards

Sebastian

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Hello,

is there any news regarding Google Docs or Office Online (OneDrive) plugin for Citavi?

Thanks,

Alexander

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Hello Alexander,

I cannot give you any news regarding the add-in for Google Docs.

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