Miscellaneous

The Better BibTeX Configuration can be found under the regular Zotero preferences pane, tab ‘Better BibTeX’.

The configuration of Better BibTeX is a little baroque compared to the standard Zotero Bib(La)TeX exporters (which only have hidden preferences). The defaults should just work, but here’s an attempt to describe what they do.

Making any change here will drop your entire export cache. This is usually not a problem unless you have a really large library, but you can read about what is involved here.

Fields

When merging items, also merge:

fields that are understood to be CSL fields by Zotero

default: no

When merging items, also merge fields that are understood to be CSL fields by Zotero.

their tex.* fields

default: no

When merging items, also merge their tex.* fields.

@string definitions

Expand the @string vars below during imports

default: yes

When enabled, BBT will prepend the @strings section below to all Bib(La)TeX imports and will expand the strings during export.