Citations not found when copy paste text to new g doc


I have written text (with Paperpile citations) in one Google Document, which I have now copied and pasted into another Google Document. Although the Paperpile citations are still blue and underlined, the sidebar says that there are no active citations and that I need to add citations before generating a bibliography.

I am imagining writing chapters of a thesis on different g docs and then compiling them into one at the end, and would like to know how I can do this and:

  1. retain the citations
  2. generate a bibliography with references correctly listed and without duplication

I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding something, or whether this is not a supported feature?


Sorry, this seems to be working today. Not sure if I was just missing something yesterday. However, the list on the Google Document sidebar of citations included in the document is not complete.