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ZotHero — Generate Zotero citations in Alfred


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38 minutes ago, MichaelL said:

I use Scrivener... it should use rtf, isn't it?

 

The workflow puts citations in plaintext, HTML and RTF formats on the clipboard. It's up to the application you're pasting into to choose the appropriate one.

 

What kind of document are you pasting into? I believe both Scrivener and Ulysses support Markdown. If you're pasting into a Markdown document, then it is absolutely correct that & is pasted instead of &.

 

Which citation style are you using?

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32 minutes ago, MichaelL said:

what soul I do differently to still use shift cmd+v?

 

I can't tell you that because ⇧⌘V is not a system shortcut. What that does depends on the application that's responding to that shortcut.

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The keyboard maestro shortcut did not seem to solve pasting as plain text. It keeps pasting as: zotero://select/items/1_9EHZUHXX . Is there another way to just paste a plain reference?

 

Thanks so much for making this awesome workflow!

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14 hours ago, Jongno said:

The keyboard maestro shortcut did not seem to solve pasting as plain text. It keeps pasting as: zotero://select/items/1_9EHZUHXX . Is there another way to just paste a plain reference?

 

Yeah, you’re kinda doing it wrong. The default action is to open the citation in Zotero, so if you hit ⌘C on a result, it copies the Zotero URL to the clipboard.


You need to use ⌘↩ or ⌥↩ to copy a citation-style or bibliography-style reference respectively to the clipboard. Then you can use the Keyboard Maestro trick to paste the citation without formatting.

 

You may also need to first set a default citation style, which you can do via the workflow’s settings (keyword zotconf) or by pressing ^↩ on a search result to show all citation styles, and then ^↩ again to set a specific style as the default.

 

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10 hours ago, deanishe said:

 

Yes, but not well…

Could you clarify something for me about it (I've been trying it unsuccessfully). When modifying COPY_CITEKEY_MOD in the Workflow Environment Variables, how do I enter cmd, alt, fn, and so on, into the Value section? Is there a key combination that will enter the value I want, do I just type the value in, is some special formatting required?

 

Thanks!

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  • 4 months later...

I want to thank deanishe for his ONGOING support of an Alfred workflow for Zotero, -a tool he doesn't use at all-.

 

He redeveloped an abandoned Alfred/Zotero workflow 4 years ago to make ZotHero. His generosity to the academic Alfred community is astonishing. I encourage everyone to buy him a beer

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for the workflow. I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem. I cannot find any references inserted in Zotero after installing the workflow. I've restarted Zotero and deleted the workflow to install again. Did not work. Any help please?

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