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I would like to save my LibreOffice Writer document (.odt) containing citation fields added using Zotero as a .doc(x). However when I choose to save as .docx, doc or Office Open XML (.docx) the citation field become 'regular' text.

Is there any way to preserve citation fields or will I have to add the citation fields by hand in Microsoft Word?

Thanks!

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    Haven't used it but in zotero-manual.github.io/zotero-manual/citations it says 'In order for Word and LibreOffice users to collaborate, they should switch the format to “Bookmarks” and save files as .doc' in the Other Word Processor Plugin section. – Jason Conti Sep 26 '16 at 17:53
  • @JasonConti Thanks a lot, that did the trick. (This information also appears in the Zotero plug-in but I didn't read throughly! :$) If you post your comment as an answer I'll accept. – Bprodz Sep 26 '16 at 18:08
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From Mastering Zotero found at https://zotero-manual.github.io/zotero-manual/citations

Bookmarks and Fields(Word)/Reference Marks(LibreOffice). By default, Zotero includes citations in Word Fields and LibreOffice Reference Marks. These formats are particularly versatile and all but impossible to corrupt. Unfortunately, they are not supported across-applications: Neither does Word read Reference Marks in .odt documents, nor does LibreOffice read Fields in .doc or .docx documents. Worse still, saving a document with Reference Marks as .doc(x) in LibreOffice removes all Zotero informations, effectively working like “Remove Field Codes”. In order for Word and LibreOffice users to collaborate, they should switch the format to “Bookmarks” and save files as .doc. Bookmarks do not allow for note-based styles in LibreOffice. They are also somewhat easier to corrupt, so you should keep careful back-ups for various versions of your files.

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