Tools to make MS Word--Libreoffice workflow easier?

I have recently started using Jabref to manage the bibliography for my graduate thesis, using Libreoffice. However, I regularly exchange drafts with my graduate advisors and coworkers for edits, all of whom exclusively use MS Office, meaning I am forced to work primarily with docx files.

Regarding Jabref’s limitations in Libreoffice when saving as docx files, are there certain tools or software one can recommend that can make working between Libreoffice and MS Word manageable with Jabref? For people who work in similar situations and continue to use Libreoffice and or Jabref, are you able to make the combination work, or do you opt to use other software such as Zotero? (Or or do you opt to use a company or school copy of MS Word instead?)

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An answer to this would be nice. I’m in the same boat.

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Well, there are some options.

You can export your bibliography to MS Office XML format and then use the integrated reference management from word

or you use an external tool like Bibtex4Word (don’t know if this still works)

A word integration comparable to LIbreOffice is one of our ideas for a future Google Summer of Code or student projects. We are happy for any external contributor tackling this feature.


or you can use Docear4Word v1.3 which works with Word 2010 and later.
Hope it will work for you too.