You can add important passages from a text to Citavi as quotations.
Use a Direct Quotation for information that you type in exactly as it appears in the original text.
Use an Indirect Quotation for information that you reformulate in your own words (i.e. a paraphrase).
First, we'll add an indirect quotation by hand.
Enter the page number or page range. If you need to specify sections rather than pages, click the blue Page range label and change the type.
Compose the indirect quotation.
Compose a core statement.
The core statement will later help you find individual quotations quickly and
will help you sort them intelligently when you work with them in the Knowledge Organizer.
You can apply keywords to quotations as well.
All done! The first quotation has been added.
The process is much quicker if you have a digital copy of your source.
Then you can add quotations from the preview with just a click.
First, make sure you have enough space to work with the PDF by enlarging the preview.
Open the PDF in the preview.
Highlight the desired quotation and click Quote.
Enter the page number(s) where the quotation appears.
Often, Citavi can detect the page number and add it automatically.
Text that has been copied from PDF files often contains unwanted line breaks.
You can easily remove this formatting.
On the Format menu, click Remove paragraphs and tabs.
Since this is a direct quotation, you'll want to place it in quotation marks.
Highlight the entire quotation and click the quotation marks you want to use.
Add additional information as needed: a core statement, keywords, and categories.
You can add comments to each quotation as well.
On the Comment menu, click Add comment to item.
Add additional information if wanted. You can also change the core statement and keywords.