[#50072] Converting a Citavi 5 project back to Citavi 4 format

The following makro helps you to convert a Citavi 5 project back to Citavi 4 format.




Follow these steps
  1. Open the Citavi project. Press Alt+F11 to open the Macro editor. On the File menu, click Open and then open the script "01 Export XML from C5 Project.cs" that you downloaded from the link above.
  2. Click "Run" to start the export.
  3. Enter a name for the XML file.
  4. Wait for the "Finished" message. Press OK.
  5. Install Citavi 4 if not already done. The setup file can be found at http://www.citavi.com/download in the "Special installations" section. 
  6. Open Citavi 4, press Alt+F11, and click File > Open. Open the script "02 Import XML into newly created C4 Project.cs".
  7. Select the XML file you created.
  8. Enter a name for the new Citavi 4 project.
  9. If your Citavi 5 project contained attachments, copy these files from the folder Documents\Citavi 5\Projects\[project name]\Citavi Attachments to Documents\Citavi 4\Projects\[project name]\CitaviFiles.

IMPORTANT: If an error occurs during importing the XML data into a Citavi 4 project, please start Citavi 4 with the command line parameter /noScratch (see manual).