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Make Zotero Talk to Your PDFs

1. To configure your Zotero library to import and identify PDFs, on a PC use the Tools menu and select options (on a Mac click Zotero in the Zotero toolbar to access the Preferences menu):

2. Next, choose the "search" tab, then check if the pdftotext and the pdfinfo utilities have been installed.  If they are not installed, click the "check for installer" button.

PDF utilities

3. Install the two PDF indexing utilities.  Now you are ready to import existing PDFs on your computer into your Zotero library.  Go to the Adding PDFs - Step 2 page to learn how to do this.

PDF utilities installed