Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017     Views: 549

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

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Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at 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.