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Currently I am writing up my thesis. I am using Word for writing and InDesign for figures and graphics. The only reason why I use Word at all is because I can insert Mendeley citations there.

Is there any way I can use Mendeley citations directly in InDesign? This would make things much easier as I wouldn't need to use Word at all.

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You can copy and paste citations in text or HTML format by selecting a citation in Mendeley Desktop and selecting Edit -> Copy Citation.

You can then paste the result into any program that supports text or rich text in HTML format.

The Mendeley Desktop cite-o-matic plugin only supports Microsoft Word and LibreOffice out of the box. If a third party developer is interested in integrating it with their software this is possible, https://github.com/mendeley/openoffice-plugin provides Python code as a starting point.

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