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Citavi Beta 5.4.9 [Archive]

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Citavi Beta 5.4.9 [Archive]

Postby Peter Meurer » 2017-01-26 14:11

What you should know about beta versions
The purpose of a beta version is to find bugs before an update release. A beta version can be used with real projects, but make sure to backup your projects regularly.

There is no such thing as software without errors and that applies to Citavi as well!
We naturally want to find and eliminate as many bugs as possible, and kindly request that you help us in this endeavour by installing Citavi 5 beta versions. Do everything that you've done up until now and try out any new features. Let us know here in this forum about errors or anything that strikes you as strange.

We're grateful for every reported bug and for any other feedback you would like to share with us!

New Features
  • New feature: Grouped bibliographies (Click here for additional information)
  • In the category column you can now hold down the Shift key while clicking a category to display all the references and knowledge items belonging to its subcategories.
  • It's now possible to search Springerlink from within Citavi.

Resolved Bugs
  • The feature Open Folder in Windows Explorer did not work as expected for local files imported from .bib files.
  • Bibliographic information for conference proceedings imported from cross.ref was not imported correctly.
  • When importing an EndNote library, PDF files saved in EndNote with the same name in different locations were not imported.
  • When importing an .enw file, the contents of the custom fields 2, 3 and 4 were not imported.
  • When exporting to EndNote, not all references and covers were transferred correctly.
  • When importing a Bibliographix database not all the quotations were imported.
  • The Full Text Search did not find full-text articles from
  • It wasn't possible to search for numbers within a category name in the "Go to" field while assigning categories.
  • Searching the field Created on with a year and the greater than or less than operators did not return the correct results.
  • It wasn't possible to search for references without a page range with the search query "Page range": !.
  • In a shared project, if a user deleted all the keywords and categories for a reference, the changes were not synchronized among the other project users.
  • A synchronization error would occur if a user deleted a category for a reference while a second user selected this category and wanted to switch to the same reference.
  • In the Knowledge Organizer in the keywords column, clicking Merge in the shortcut menu had no effect.
  • When assigning a group to multiple references, an error could occur if either the option in the Reference Editor or in the Knowledge Organizer was selected.
  • When assigning groups or keywords, no group or keyword could be assigned if an element was selected twice.
  • When copying or moving references to a Citavi project, selecting the Locations option would cause DOIs and PubMed IDs to be deleted.
  • When multiple local files were attached to a reference and the files were renamed more than once, the file numbering changed each time.

  • Chrome Picker: The feature Add as local file to current Citavi reference[c] did not work correctly.
  • Chrome Picker: If the option [c]add selection as...[c] was used, text was imported without line breaks in Citavi.
  • Chrome Picker: The Hunter imported information from Springerlink with the [c]Unknown reference type (instead of Contribution in ...).
  • The Pickers for each browser imported websites in an inconsistent way.

Add-In for Word
  • Clicking the reference list with the Up arrow key caused an error to occur.
  • The Roman numerals numeral system was not always applied when selected.

Citation Style Editor
  • The Citation Style Editor interpreted line breaks (soft return) as new paragraphs (hard return).
  • The suppression of author names in multiple citations did not work if citations had the format "Author (Year, Quoted page range)" or "Author (Year), Quoted page range".
  • The first name form for additional person names could not be applied.

DBServer Manager
  • When importing a local project, the import was aborted with an "isolationLevel" error message under certain circumstances.
  • Adding a new SQL login led to an error message.
  • Deleting an SQL login under Manage users led to an error message.
  • An attempt to connect to the database server with an SQL login was aborted with an error message after the login information was entered.
  • Under certain circumstances no connection to a Citavi datbase could be established with an SQL login on an MS SQL server.
  • It was possible to create a new project that began with the prefix "DB_".
  • When assigning per seat licenses an error could occasionally occur.
  • The DBServer Manager required an empty folder when changing the attachments path.
  • Citavi DBServer projects that were created by users with the Can create projects permisson were not correctly indexed for the full text search.

This version is no longer available.

Would you like to stay up-to-date with all of the new features and bug fixes we are adding? Subscribe to our Update channel to be alerted to new beta versions! In Citavi, click Tools > Options > General. Press Ctrl+O and then choose the channel you want to subscribe to, in this case "Beta." The "Alpha" channel includes our experimental versions and is not recommended for general users.

Peter Meurer
Citavi Customer Service

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