Docear4Word is ready to release but before we make it available for public download, we would like to publish another test version for our users. We have fixed several bugs, and added the feature to select a BibTeX file. By default, Docear4Word used the BibTeX file that is specified in Docear but you can specify any other BibTeX file you want. We also enhanced the field mapping but we cannot guarantee that everything is perfect. If you are missing some information in your bibliography (that are available in the BibTeX file), please let us know. But be aware that the reason might be the citation style – not all citation styles do show all fields. So, before you report some missing information, please test several citation styles and if they all don’t show a certain piece of information – well, than probably it’s a bug of Docear4Word.

For those, who would like to use several BibTeX databases, there is a “secret” option which we might include into the GUI later. In the registry, open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Docear4Word. Create a key called “AllowPerDocumentDatabases”, and give it the value “1”. Turning it on will show the Choose Database button on the Add Reference form. If you select a citation from a non-default database, it is saved in the document properties. When loading a document, if that document property is present AND AllowPerDocumentDatabases=1 AND the file can be loaded then it gets used for that document only (otherwise as per the Settings). User can switch off the setting at any time and can manually remove the Document Property if needs be.

To try Docear4Word, register if you don’t already have an account, log-in, download Docear4Word, unzip the file, run setup.exe, follow the instructions, start MS-Word and check your “References” or “Add-Ins” ribbon. If you need more instructions, read our previous post on using Docear4Word.

Please let us know any problems you are experiencing (don’t forget to tell us your Windows and MS-Word version e.g. Windows 7 64Bit; Office 2010; …) and language of your software (German, English, …). If no serious bugs are found, we will publish the final Docear4Word with detailed instructions in a week or so.

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james roughton · 28th August 2012 at 18:34

An update to the new Word Plug in

My plug in worked great until today, when I can not access the database from. I can open the database from Docear. I look at the location and it is the same in docear and the word plug in.

When I try to locate the bib txt file it tell me that it can not be loaded. I have uninstalled and re-install the plug in with the same issue.

On another note, I am working with my co-author remotely and his also is experiencing the same issue. In addition, I install all the files on another computer with the same issue.

When it worked, it was great!

james roughton · 26th August 2012 at 23:33

Great addition!

I just installed the add on and it seems to work fine.
I am in the process of figuring how everything tie together. Looking forward to complete documentation of Docear.

Thanks for a great product.

Alessandro · 25th August 2012 at 07:45

docear4word is promising but I have a gripe with it.

I use MLA, and whenever a source is quoted multiple times in the text, it creates multiple entries on the bibliography, for the same work.

Do you need me to send a test file?

Rahul Saigal · 23rd August 2012 at 18:58

Thanks a lot for this feature

Can we use this plugin for Libre Office..if not..any chance when this feature will come?

    Joeran [Docear Team] · 24th August 2012 at 07:09

    Docear4Word will not run with Libre Office. I cannot say if and when such an add-on will come

Rajesh J Shah · 21st August 2012 at 12:33

Thanks for this feature!
Docer4Word works great on my system!

Here is my system information:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Word 2010
Docear version: beta build98

Wincent · 18th August 2012 at 07:14

That is great news.

Features request: (1) support the insertion of citation in footnote/endnote. (2) support the in-text citation like Author(year).

    Joeran [Docear Team] · 24th August 2012 at 07:10

    Those are indeed the two features with the highest priority on our todo-list. Nevertheless, I cannot say when these features will be implemented. First, we will release the final 1.0 and wait how the feedback in the academic community is.

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