Vote here if you want a Citavi add-on for Scrivener!

Elin D. shared this idea 14 months ago
Under Consideration

Scrivener is a writing suite that many of us think provide a better way of organising material and structuring ideas than Word. It is a genuine writer's tool and is gaining increasing adaptation and support by academics. https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

Citavi 5 had a workaround that could be used with it. Citavi 6 does not. Citavi's current position is:

"We understand that Scrivener is an important part of your workflow and that it has worked with Citavi 5.

The current idea could be to offer an additional add-in for Scrivener.

However, we are still waiting for more reactions on the topic from other users."

In other words - if you want Citavi to do this, vote for this idea.

Citavi: as Jen says today that the current idea is to offer an additional add-in, please can you not set the status of this idea as "declined", but "under consideration"? At least until you see if it gets some support? :) Many thanks!

Elin

Comments (15)

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Great idea!

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Such an add-in would be great.

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Citavi Scrivener Add-in is a great solution for both Scrivener and Citavi communities :)

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The related discussion can be found here: https://help.citavi.com/en/topic/citavi-6-and-scrivener

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Dear developers! Are there any news on the subject? Do you plan to make the add-on for Citavi or some other way to use Citavi with Scrivener?

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Hi,

there are currently no news regarding an add-on for Scrivener

Best regards

Sebastian

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Hello Sebastian,

is there a way of migrating from Citavi 6 back to Citavi 5? For me, using Scrivener is definitely more important than the cloud functions of Citavi, which btw are regularly causing errors and I´m already working on a local project.


Best regards,

Markus

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Thanks a lot, it worked! Only the knowledge items, such as snapshots from pdf attachments, cannot be shown in the preview pane anymore. It shows the message "Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040104", and for every knowledge item I would have to click at the link symbol to jump to the respective reference and open its pdf attachment. Is the knowledge item preview a function that citavi 5 did not have?

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Hi Sebastian,

As you see 54 votes are for an add-on. Why are you still not interested in it?

Best regards,

Max

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Ist dieser Konvertierungsprozess verlustfrei?

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Hallo,

nein, die in Citavi 6 neu hinzugekommenen Felder (Übersetzer, Affiliation, ...) werden nicht übernommen.

Viele Grüße

Sebastian

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YES, great idea!!

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Scrivener + Citavi = Wings for your writing!!!

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plus 1

and again plus 1

for the dream team

Scrivener & Citavi !!!!

please...

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Any news on Scrivener support? I seriously start to consider looking for a new reference manager..

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Go for it - many peopla hardly wait - make it happen. Thanks in advance.

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I just discovered Citavi in for a new project and it changed my workflow tremendously. As a discovery writer that creates structure during the process, I experience it to be very helpful. It would be a dream if I could continue using Citavi.

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And please let's discuss the obstacles: Too expensive? Too complex? Too little time? Let the fans try crowdfunding. Then an external programmer does it and Citavi just has to give some hints because of the api. For an unofficial tool you wouldn't have to take over any support. So the effort on the part of Citavi would be almost 0, so why oppose it? ;-)

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Obviously, I can't speak for the Citavi Team, but similar requests pop up quite frequently in the Zotero forums as well (e.g. here), and the answer has been that this is impossible due to a non-existing plugin api on the Scrivener side. So I guess the same would apply for a Citavi add on. So I don't think crowdfunding or external help would be of much help here, even if the effort for Citavi devs would be -500.

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Thanks for the comment!

I don't think a plugin API on the Scrivener side is necessary at all, such APIs change frequently, so constant adaptation would be necessary.

The simplest, most stable and most universal way would be the clipboard. This would make Citavi compatible with all write programs. Even people with Word would prefer this, because a paste via clipboard would be much faster (again) and would avoid the annoyance with stubborn Word fields.

I think sooner or later the placeholder solution with {} will be back. Just have a look at how much less support requests the placeholder solution has produced and how many more questions there are about the Word plugin.

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I totally agree with you. I would also love a placeholder comeback, but as the Citavi team seems to prefer AddIn based solutions I don't hope for Citavi/Scrivener compatibility, at least not in the medium run ...

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