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Citavi Beta [Archive]

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Citavi Beta [Archive]

Postby Peter Meurer » 2017-06-22 07:45

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!

Error in Citavi Beta 5.5.9
In Citavi Beta 5.5.9 released on June 22, 2017 searches were not saved correctly if they contained a search for a category. We've corrected the error and updated the Setup in this forum post (see below).

New or Improved Features
  • Improved search for a task's status. It's now possible to use the "greater than" and "less than" operators, for example "Status >= Started".
  • Improved search for references within or underneath a category. Previously, if you wanted to search for all references in category 4 you would have had to enter "rc: >= 4 AND rc: < 5". Now you can use the plus sign instead. The search query "rc: 4+" will find all references within category 4 and underneath it. The search query "rc: 4++" will find all references underneath category 4 (i.e. 4.1, 4.2, etc.).

Resolved Bugs
  • When importing a RIS file using the Reference Manager (via RIS-Export) filter, Citavi would not recognize institutions in the author field even when they were correctly designated with an equal sign (=).
  • The RefWorks import (via RIS) had four incorrect field mappings.
  • Umlauts in author names that were added with were not displayed properly.
  • Under certain circumstances importing a category system could lead to the creation of category names that were too long to be displayed in the category tree (GDI+ error message).
  • The ENW/RIS import from Springerlink was not correct (Spinger inserted unnecessary spaces in the title).
  • Citavi did not remember the setting Don't show this message again for the message displayed when changing the reference type of multiple references at once.
  • The heading for a grouped bibliography appeared if a reference was copied to the Clipboard using CTRL+Shift+C.
  • The commands in the warning message that a list contained duplicate entries had no effect, regardless of whether Yes or No was chosen.
  • After closing the full screen window, the PDF was not displayed in the preview pane again.
  • References couldn't be duplicated by copying and pasting them using Ctrl+V and Ctrl+V.
  • If an attachment was renamed with a short title and the corresponding reference did not have a short title, the file had an additional file extension added to it.
  • When using a saved search, the search form did not display the names the user had chosen for custom fields.
  • In the Task Planner's Advanced selection, it was not possible to filter by library.
  • Renaming a saved search caused an error to occur.
  • A saved search that contained task status fields could not be used as a filter.
  • On the "Quotations, Comments" tab, groups could not be selected with a click.
  • Task lists could not be printed or saved.
  • When exporting to EndNote only the contents of Custome Field 1 were exported.
  • When starting Citavi the error "ProcessDpiAwareness" could occur under Windows 7 and 8 after a Microsoft update to .NET Framework 4.7.
  • The Chrome Picker commands Cancel selection and Select all did not work.
  • The Display notifications option prevented the Chrome Picker from sending documents displayed in the Chrome Viewer to Citavi.
Word Add-In
  • Word would sometimes crash when fields were converted to reference placeholders.
  • Not all EndNote fields were converted under certain circumstances (fields in fields).
  • When inserting many categories and knowledge items the incorrect styles were applied and knowledge items were not inserted completely.
  • When inserting knowledge items and categories using Citavi's Word Add-In, an empty paragraph with the same heading style was inserted if a footnote style was selected.
Citation Style Editor
  • If a template for a particular reference type was based on another reference type, it was still possible to insert a new template.
  • It was not possible to suppress the author in multiple citations in the following formats: "Author (Year, Quotation page range)" and "Author (Year), Quotation page range".
  • The electronic locations for the "Locations" component were inserted in a shortened format in the bibliography.
Known Issues
Using a reference number style in Citavi’s Word Add-In may, if all of the following circumstances are met, lead to the numbers not being recalculated automatically:
First, choosing a citation style in Citavi’s Word Add-In which assigns the numbers throughout the text according to the order in which citations were made. Second, inserting a citation that is placed between two other citations. Third, the inserted citation is within five characters of a previously placed citation.
This will result in reference numbers not being numbered sequentially, and can be fixed in Citavi’s Word Add-In by clicking "refresh" (screenshot).

This version is no longer available.

Last update: 2017-06-26

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Peter Meurer
Citavi Customer Service

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