Search for multiple keywords in knowledge window

Patrick D. shared this idea 3 years ago
Under Consideration

Hi there,

Please add in the new beta version and also in the next future releases that Citavi can read ALL the keywords (as it is already in the pop up window) not only the first 3-4 characters.

Let me explain a little bit. I use synonymy when I add keywords to my knowledge for example: time / temporality / chronology / duration

Sometimes I'm not thinking of time, but duration or chronology or temporality so every time I have to click the Keyword link in knowledge window to be able to search for what I need.

I can give you more examples of grouped keywords in order to see the necessity of this feature:

absurdity / nonsense

loss / lack / absence / emptiness

money / economy / capitalism etc.

I really need this feature in the next beta version and I think that a lot of Citavi users in order to keep keywords compact.

Thanks in advanced!

Replies (2)


Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your suggestion!

I have added this to our to do list, so that we can change that.

At the moment we're not actively developing anything in this direction since our main focus is currently the upcoming web version. However, I agree that the suggested function would be useful.

Best regards



Any chance to get this function available? Right now Citavi is time consuming.

We all understand - for almost 2 years! - that the team is working on the web version, but in my opinion Citavi is way behind offering new functionalities in updates. Excepting repairing a few bugs, there is a lack of adding tools to make our life easier using this platform.

Not all the people will migrate on the web version (including me) since, as I read somewhere, cloud space will be limited, no possibilities to link local files with cloud knowledge. Not talking about bidirectional links that is a must in Citavi.

I'm already in process of migrating my notes to that offers more ways to connect notes and make me more creative. Balancing the ability to have instant access to the way notes connect each other, and having inline citation, or foot notes inserted in Word, I'll choose to insert manually the citation and be more creative.


Hi Patrick,

Thank your for coming back to your suggestion. It is currectly listed as possible new feature for Citavi 7.

Our focus on the last update to Citavi 6.4 was on the new Citavi Picker. New features or improvements (the keyword search feature takes more developer time) can only be added with new program versions in an upgrade (e.g. from Citavi 6 to Citavi 7).

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,



I absolutely agree, this would make working with keyword complexes so much easier. Currently I always have to remember the first word in a keyword complex. Keyword complexes are a great way of keeping one's knowledge base organized without suddenly having 10.000 keywords of which many are really redundant.

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