Zotero 3.0.2

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Zotero 3.0.2 is now available. The update includes a number of bug fixes, including several word-processor integration improvements. For the change log, see here.

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Zotero 3.0.1

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Zotero 3.0.1 is now available. The update includes several bug fixes and some important performance enhancements for LibreOffice integration. For the change log, see here.

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Zotero 3.0 Stable

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The stable release of Zotero 3.0 is now available:

Zotero 3.0 marks a major departure from previous versions, most notably with the new ability run outside the Firefox browser. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, this standalone version of Zotero contains all the great functionality of the old Firefox-based Zotero but now enables users to integrate Zotero into browsers other than Firefox like Google Chrome and Apple Safari. To all you Firefox lovers out there, no need to worry! Zotero continues to work within Firefox, and even if you choose to run the standalone version, it will talk to Firefox, too.

The standalone version of Zotero isn’t the only major news: Zotero 3.0 is loaded with other new features. Duplicate detection, heavily requested over the last few years, has finally made an appearance. We hope you’ll agree it has been worth the wait: an elegant interface allows users to find and merge duplicate items. Also arriving with Zotero 3.0 is slick new word processor integration. A streamlined dialog box allows users to add and references to documents quickly and efficiently (and it’s pretty, too). References in word processing documents are also now easily shareable with other Zotero users without using groups and even with people using other compatible software.

For information about the features of Zotero 3.0, see here. For the change log, see here.

Changing Zotero Standalone’s Default PDF Viewer in Ubuntu

Apparently, the Gnome desktop environment for Linux systems has an issue with handling some user-specified default application choices. When using Zotero in Ubuntu, therefore, it may be necessary to edit /etc/gnome/defaults.list manually in order to have Zotero default to a PDF viewer besides Evince (e.g., Okular). Changing the “application/pdf=evince.desktop” line in this file to reflect the desired PDF viewer default (e.g., “application/pdf=kde4-okularApplication_pdf.desktop”) seems to do the trick, however. For more information, please see Zotero’s help forums and knowledge base.

Major Zotero Updates Forthcoming

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Over the next couple weeks, Zotero users will see some major updates and new tools released, including:

  • A new, read-write enabled website,
  • Beta versions of Zotero standalone and its browser connectors, and
  • A redesigned interface for integration Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.org.
For more details, please see the Zotero Blog.
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