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On Thu, 28 Sep 2023 10:28:45 -0700
John Jason Jordan <> dijo:

Sep 28, 2023 1:42:11 AM John Jason Jordan <>:  

I need my Zotero! Can anyone offer suggestions?  

My suggestion is to try the non beta version of zotero and see if that
does what you want.  

The regular version is what I installed at the beginning. I installed
the beta version only after failing to get the integration working.


Zotero support documents always say that integration with word
processors happens automatically when Zotero is installed. They
also say that if the toolbar is not working (my exact problem), it is
because Java is not installed. So I uninstalled the Beta version of
Zotero, and then installed the regular version, from the Debian
repositories, as before. When I restarted LibreOffice I noted that in
Tools > Options > Advanced the pane (empty before) showed the three
different Javas that are installed here. Yay!

But the bad news was that then the Zotero toolbar was completely
missing. Previously it was there, just not functional. So LibreOffice
saw the Javas, but lost integration with Zotero. To fix this I started
by reinstalling Zotero, hoping that it would automatically integrate
with LO. But that failed. So then I went to Tools > Extensions and
tried to seek additional extensions. I had tried this before, so I knew
that a search on 'Zotero' would bring up two: an Unofficial extension,
and one with the Zotero logo boldly in the middle. The Unofficial one
downloads an .oxt file, which I added, but I still had no Zotero
toolbar. The Official one appears to do nothing; no files downloaded,
just a link to a repository, and none of it made any difference. But I
still had the old .oxt file from a previous LO installation, so I
installed it, et voilĂ , my toolbar is back, and now it works!

There is only one tiny problem remaining: The Zotero toolbar now shows
no icons, only text. If I click on the text for something, it works, but
the text takes a lot of space. I think that this is a problem somewhere
in LO that is unrelated to Zotero. I'll poke around, and I'll probably
find it eventually.

Thanks to all for listening to this long story. :)

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