Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017     Views: 8

Zotero does not have default keyboard shortcuts in Word. However, you can create your own keyboard shortcuts:

  • Open Word and go to File > Options > Customize Ribbon

  • From this window, you will see "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize" at the bottom

  • Click on "Customize"

  • Under "Categories," scroll all the way down to the bottom to find "Macros" and select it

  • Under "Macros," scroll all the way down to the bottom to find ZoteroAddEditBibliography, ZoteroAddEditCitation, etc.

  • Select/highlight the preferred operation, e.g. ZoteroAddEditCitation, and then "Specify the Keyboard Sequence" by placing your cursor in the "Press New Shortcut Key" field and enter your keyboard sequence

  • If you choose a sequence that is already being used for a different shortcut, it will show up under the "Current Keys" field as "Currently Assigned To [...]"

  • Keep in mind that you can overwrite a sequence so you might not want to overwrite a sequence you commonly use

You can find these instructions with images at http://bit.ly/hotkeys-word-zotero.

 


Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at https://www.zotero.org/support/licensing. Additional content may have been adapted from the Zotero LibGuide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.