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I've a huge database of books in .bib files. Are there any ways to import this database into Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office etc.?

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Do you mean directly (for example ee.ic.ac.uk/hp/staff/dmb/perl/index.html), or by importing it into a Word-focussed tool such as Endnote? Either way, I suspect this is close to the border for 'off-topic' for us as what's primarily needed is knowledge about Word/LibreOffice rather than about the TeX side. –  Joseph Wright Dec 25 '12 at 19:26
    
JabRef has a plugin for OpenOffice: jabref.sourceforge.net/OOPlugin-jabref.php –  Torbjørn T. Dec 25 '12 at 20:00
    
Actually, I need to have all latex-processing power (I use biblatex + biber + custom styles for biblatex) to be used during referencing. –  Georg Dec 26 '12 at 5:03
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Bibtex4word can be used with word and you can insert citations in word from .bib files. Another option would be to use Reference manager which offers a way to import .bib files.

I think I forgot to mention Mendeley which offers some functionality.

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Disclaimer I never use word, hence I don't give any assurances.

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Zotero.org also provides bibtex plugins for libreoffive and word.

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This isn't quite right. Zotero allows import and export of Bibtex files into your Zotero database, and Zotero offers macros that allow you to insert/edit references from your Zotero database in Word and Open/Libre Office and to make reflists from them, but it is tricky to keep your Zotero and Bibtex databases in sync, because Zotero has a different internal representation of reflist items than Bibtex. You will find yourself managing two bib databses in parallel. –  Charles Stewart May 28 '13 at 12:54
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