Reverse citation acquisition

Thiago S. shared this question 8 months ago
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Would you be so kind as to help me with the following doubt?

Can Citavi build the citation database from hard formated references in the text file? I´ve found myself facing the following scenario: a given text has been written using Citavi as an add-on. The fields on the file were converted to hard written citation, due to the fact that the text had to be sent to someone who is not willing to use the add-on. Inbetween, the original soft coded file (with the field codes, rather than the hard citation) was lost. I would like to recover my work in the most efficient way.



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Dear Thiago,

Thank you for your message.

Unfortunately, references in plain text cannot be converted back to reference fields.

Please restore a backup of your Word file which Citavi created automatically.

In case this backup is also not available anymore, you would have to insert the references again.

Kind regards,