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Zotero in Word/LibreOffice

It seems essential to use a 32-bit Java version and not 64-bit Java version for the LibreOffice integration of Zotero. However, it is possible to install several Java version on the same machine and to choose in LibreOffice one version to use (Tools-->Options-->Advanced):

Choose Java version in LibreOffice

Windows

On Windows 10 with LibreOffice 5 the autoinstaller does not work. Thus, one has to manually install the extension (double click on the C:\Users\IEUser\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\...\extensions\zoteroOpenOfficeIntegration@zotero.org\install\Zotero_OpenOffice_Integration.oxt file)

If the manual installation fails 'Could not create Java implementation loader', then check the Java version (see above).

If there are only text and no icons for Zotero in the LibreOffice, then

  1. Re-named the user folder C:\Users\IEUser\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\user or alternatively delete it completely
  2. Re-starting LibreOffice, which will then create a new one
  3. Install LibreOffice Plugin from Firefox again

https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/51023/zotero-firefox-plugin-error-with-libreoffice-5/ https://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_troubleshooting#could_not_create_java_implementation_loader http://wiki.languagetool.org/could-not-create-java-implementation-loader

Mac

2014-02: There is/was a problem with Java 7 on Mac and LibreOffice in combination with Zotero, which requires to use Java 6 instead. However, as Simon pointed out this seems to be a known issue in Java itself. I guess it is not anymore a problem, as we have Java 8 is out now. https://github.com/zotero/zotero-libreoffice-integration/issues/13

Tested/reported working Combinations

OS Browser Office Java Zotero
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.3.2 (64-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (64-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 8 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.3.2 (64-bit) Java 1.8.0_60 (64-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.3.2 (32-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (32-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.2.2 (64-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (64-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.1.2 (64-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (64-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 5.0.0.5 (64-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (64-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10
Win 10 Firefox 42.0 (32-bit) LibreOffice 4.4.6.3 (32-bit) Java 1.8.0_65 (32-bit) Zotero 4.0.28.7, Zotero LibreOffice Integration 3.5.10

Where is the Zotero toolbar in Word for Mac?

I am sometimes confronted with this question and because I am not working regularly on a Mac, I always have troubles to answer. Therefore, I try to collect here some information mainly from Zotero documentation.

Word 2016

"Zotero Word for Mac Integration 3.5.8 is now available and includes support for Word 2016. Zotero for Firefox users can get it here. For Zotero Standalone users, the new plugin is bundled with Zotero Standalone 4.0.27.6, which is also available now." https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/47311/office-for-mac-2016/#Item_46

Word 2011

View -> Toolbar -> Show/Hide Zotero Toolbar:

Show Zotero Toolbar

Word 2008

"Word for Mac 2008 lacks support for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), making it impossible to create a toolbar." Instead, Zotero adds an "entry to the AppleScript menu (the manuscript icon to the right of the Help menu)": Word 2008 Toolbar

Word 2004

see Word 2011

More help

https://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_troubleshooting#zotero_toolbar_doesn_t_appear

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