Wikipane streamlines your work with Wikipedia by making Wikipedia content available directly in a Microsoft® Office task pane. Find relevant Wikipedia content quickly based upon the content of your document and copy and paste Wikipedia content directly from the task pane into your Word or PowerPoint documents. No more switching backwards and forwards between windows! It even creates bibliographic references for you automatically in MLA, APA or Chicago formats to paste directly into your bibliography.
If you are running Microsoft® Office 2013 you can add Wikipane now from the Office Store. To get Wikipane, simply go to the Insert menu in your application and select the 'Apps for Office' dropdown and the 'See all' menu item. If you don't see it immediately you can find it easily by typing 'Wikipane' in the text box labelled 'Search for apps on the Office Store'.
Figure 1: Inserting a new App for Office
Figure 2: Finding Wikipane in the Office Store
Using Wikipane couldn't be any simpler. When you want to research a topic that you have typed into your Word document or PowerPoint presentation, simply select the text and open Wikipane. When you select the search button -- which looks like a magnifying glass -- your search will be performed. When you see the results of your search you can continue to navigate by clicking on the various links. Whenever you see some information that you need you can copy and paste it directly from Wikipane into your document.
Figure 3:Using Wikipane with Microsoft® Word
The format of the bibliographic reference that is automatically created for you by Wikipane, can be controlled by clicking on the Options link in the top right hand corner of your Wikipane application. You can choose from MLA, APA and Chicago style references. The references can easily be copied and pasted into the bibliography section of your document.
Figure 3:Setting Wikipane options
Today Wikipane is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. We will be adding more languages rapidly. If you think there is a great reason to move your language to the top of our list please let us know and we will see what we can do to accomodate you.
Wikipane accesses the Wikipedia subdomain that matches your language -- so if you have the Spanish version of Wikipane, you will get Spanish results from Wikpedia.
No. Unfortunately Wikipane can only work with Microsoft® Office 2013.
No. Unfortunately we require an Internet connection to process your searches.
We do not claim to be experts in foreign languages. We have tried to provide useful translations -- but if you think we can improve upon them, please send us your suggestions and we will be happy to consider them.
If you have suggestions for additional functions and features for Wikipane -- or other related applications that you would like to see us develop please let us know. Unless we hear from you it is hard to give you a better product, and that is what we are here to do.
If you encounter a problem with Wikipane, please follow this procedure before contacting support -- it will save you and us time:
Thank you for buying Wikipane -- we hope that this simple thing can make you work or school life just that little bit easier.