Answered By: Kristen Koob Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016 Views: 36
If you have saved a PDF to your Zotero library and not populated a parent item for the PDF, Zotero will use its file name to create a citation for the source.
For instance, Zotero would cite this source as “1-s2.0-S0040162515002024-Main.pdf” because there is no parent item with information about this PDF in Zotero:
To solve this problem, create a parent item for the PDF. You can do this in one of two ways.
- First, try to have Zotero populate a parent item for the PDF by right-clicking on the file and selecting Retrieve Metadata for PDF.
- If that doesn't work, right click on the PDF and select Create Parent Item.
Now this PDF has a parent item and can be correctly cited in Word: