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I have a LaTeX document with bibliography done using bibtex (so I have a .bib file). However, looks like my current collaborator is not familiar with bibtex and doesn't want to get familiar (as he is considerably more senior I can't really force him to anything).

Is there an automated way to generate \bibitem entries from my bibtex file, so that I could just copy these into the version I will send to my collaborator?

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The \bibitems are in the .bbl file generated by BibTeX. Just run it once and copy them from this file.

If required you can use \nocite{*} in your document to force the citation of all entries of the .bib file.

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