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Bibtex4Word is an add-in for Microsoft Word that allows the citation of references and the insertion of a bibliography into your document using your choice of formatting style. It is lightweight, transparent and does not mess up your documents. It is intended for three types of user:

  1. Word users who cannot afford a commercial bibliography package but need to insert citations and bibliographies into their documents. Everything you need to manage references is available free. There are hundreds of pre-defined formatting styles and it is very likely that one of these will match your needs precisely.
  2. Word users who have a commercial bibliography package but who do not like it.
  3. LateX users who need to use Microsoft Word. Bibtex4Word allows you to use your existing BibTeX database and favourite bibliography style.

To use Bibtex4Word, you must be using a PC (it does not work on a Mac) running Word 2002 or later (32 or 64 bit) and you need to install three pieces of free software:

  1. A reference manager that will allow you to enter, or download, the citation details of a published document and which stores them in BibTeX format. There are several suitable reference managers available; I strongly recommend JabRef .
  2. The MikTeX wordprocessing package. This is a PC implementation of a wordprocessor called LateX  which includes the BibTeX program as one of its components. We only use a tiny part of MikTeX but it is easiest to install the whole package.
  3. The Bibtex4Word macro itself.

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