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If you don't already have Microsoft Word or Excel installed on your laptop, follow these instructions to install Word and Excel BEFORE you install Zotero. You will not need Excel installed in order to use Zotero, but you WILL be using Excel for a different part of your Week 1 lab, so it's best to make sure you have both programs installed now!
To ensure that the Microsoft Word add-in installs correctly, please close (PC) or quit (Mac) Microsoft Word before installing the Zotero program.
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3. Configure Zotero's preferences
In Zotero, click "Edit" (PC) or "Zotero" (Mac), then click "Preferences."
In "Preferences," click "Sync" and enter the username and password you created for your online account. This will sync your online and desktop accounts.
In "Preferences," click "Cite," then click "Word Processors." If it isn't already installed, click the button that says "Install Microsoft Word Add-in." You will need to close (PC) or quit (Mac) Microsoft Word for the add-in to install.
For a step-by-step demonstration of the Zotero installation and setup process, please watch the video above. If you have questions or need help getting Zotero set up on your computer, please contact your librarian.