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Clickable links from references

In Zettlr, an external reference library can be accessed via @... (if the citation database is specified in Preferences -> Export). The cited references then show up in Zettlr under "View attachments", as well as at the end of exported (html, pdf, ...) files.

My question: is it possible to make the citations (within the main body of a zettel/exported file) clickable if the reference contains a DOI or URL? The default setup seems to be that there are only clickable links in the references list appended to an exported file.

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  • If you use Zotero and have it running (not sure if it works with others as well), you can Ctrl + right click on a reference in Zettlr and pick Open Attachment to open an attached PDF.

  • Thanks, nistude! That already helpful, and it seems to work with just a right click (no Ctrl necessary).

    Is there an even more direct option?

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