How do I copy and paste a document citation?

You can copy a document citation from an open document to your computer's clipboard. You can choose to format the citation as plain text or as a hyperlink.

To copy a document citation from an open document, follow these steps.

  1. Select the Copy Citation button below the document title. The Copy Citation to Clipboard dialogue box appears and displays the citation below the Preview heading.
  2. Select the Copy text as hyperlink checkbox if you want to format the citation as a hyperlink or clear the checkbox if you want to format it as plain text.
  3. Take these actions to copy and paste the citation as it is currently formatted:
    1. Under the Preview heading, select the citation text, if necessary (typically it will already be selected).
    2. Select Copy to copy the citation to your computer's clipboard.
    3. Using a word processor or text editor, open the document where you want to paste the citation.
    4. Use the word processor or text editor commands (for example, select Edit and Paste from the word processor or text editor's menu) to paste the citation into the document.
  4. Return to the Copy Citation to Clipboard dialogue box and select Close to close it.

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