Archive for November, 2014

Stop ":Zone.Identifier:$DATA" files from being created…

2014/11/19 1 comment
  1. … by running gpedit.msc as admin and setting "user configuration / administrative templates / windows components/ attachment manager / "Do not preserve zone information in file attachments" to "Enabled         No. "
    1. I observed these files in the drive my virtualbox win 8.shares with the linux host.
    2. The answer is out there , of course,  just not with all the search terms. A more thorough security discussion is also available.
    3. Just seems not applicable to a share what virtualbox makes appear as a network folder to Windows while it really is not, which causes also other misleading security warnings also : image

Customized Quick Access Toolbar


Easing access to some important tools for serious  writing – and configuration that can not be done in a template,but is per machine…

Fun with Zotero inserting citations and bibliographies

  1. If you can install Zotero’s word processor add-ins (for LibreOffice Writer or MS-Word).:
      1. Here are the self-explanatory tool tips of the command buttons for the MS-Word add-in: zotero-ribbon-addins-command-buttons-tooltips
      2. Here is the add-in in action, inserting first one, than multiple citations, followed by generation of a bibliography:


  2. If you cannot, you can still use the “create bibliography from items” of Zotero (which itself can be run under portable  Firefox from a USB stick – no install needed at all). Here is a brief example and insert those into your writing; zotero-create-bibliography-from-item2clipboard2word

Fun with Zotero managing bibliographic references

  1. Curation: word-create-list-style-with-errors
  2. Deduplication: zotero-merge-duplicates

Fun with MS-Word inserting boilerplate text from the Quick part gallery


Consistency through reuse.

Fun with Zotero downloading instead of typing bibliographic information

  1. This ain’t your grand daddy’s citation manager anymore, restricted to the library IT infrastructure and the venerable Z39.50 protocol. Zotero can turn any online resource you browse into bibliographic information, saving you hours of distracting typing, for rather starting note taking immediately – also ideally done for later reuse in Zotero’s reference manager. zotero-collect-resources-from-web
  2. Better even if Zotero can manage also your PDF downloads, like in this example: zotero-save-collection-from-google-scholar-with-pdfs – including note-taking: Note that Zotero comes with a PDF markup extension.

Fun with MS-Word’s multilevel lists from the QAT style dropdown