User:Benjamin Mako Hill/Zotero integration

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Installing AcaWiki Summary CSL

You'll need to have Zotero installed first. Once you've done that, here's how to install and use it:

  1. Download acawiki.csl.
  2. Add the CSL file to Zotero:
    1. Open Zotero.
    2. Click on the gear icon.
    3. Click on Preferences.
    4. Click on the Styles icon in the preferences dialog.
    5. Click on the + button.
    6. Find the file you have downloaded on your local disk drive and click Open.
  3. Add the style as an export default for AcaWiki:
    1. From within the preferences dialog (see above), click the Export icon.
    2. Click on the + button.
    3. Type acawiki.org in the box under Domain/Path.
    4. Select AcaWiki Summary in the button box under Output Format'.

Using AcaWiki Summary CSL

Using AcaWiki Summary CSL is easy but it means you shouldn't create things with a normal Post A Summary link. Instead, you should create a page the old fashioned way:

  1. Check to make sure the article you want to create doesn't exist yet!
  2. Navigate to a page of the form "http://acawiki.org/My_article_title_here" except use the actual title.
    • You can use spaces instead of underscores (the wiki will convert them).
    • What I do is just type "acawiki.org/" in my URL bar and then paste the title of the article out of Zotero into the URL bar. That seems to work!
  1. You will be taken to a page that says There is currently no text in this page. There will be a link on that page that says, edit this page. Click on that link!
  2. You will see a big blank text box. Now just drag your post out of Zotero into the box. It should automatically paste in a properly formatted AcaWiki summary template.
  3. Edit the template as you see fit.
  4. Either paste in the summary after |summary= or click Save. In a two step process, you can then click the Edit link to edit and add the summary.
  5. Rinse. Repeat.