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I've installed biblatex via the command "sudo apt-get install biblatex". However I now get a partially generated pdf like this: instead of the desired output of:

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I've found TexMaker very easy and helpful with the pdf file it generated whenever you pressed the "Quick Build" button.

Sadly when I started writing slightly more complicated scripts (my current Tex document) that required biblatex for references whenever I clicked on the "Quick Build" button I get the following error:

Instead to build my pdf I need to type the following in the command line:

``````pdflatex test.tex
biber test
pdflatex test.tex
``````

A similar question was asked here but I really don't want to use a script each time I need to compile my Tex document.

My echo \$PATH is "/usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-linux:/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games" and here is the current configuration of TexMaker

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What's the output of `tlmgr install biblatex` (or with `sudo` if `not enough permissions`)? – T. Verron Mar 16 '13 at 19:18
Where and how was `biblatex` installed, and what permissions does it have? – jon Mar 16 '13 at 21:01
@JohnCrawford `kpsewhich biblatex.sty` at terminal will confirm its path and presence. – texenthusiast Mar 16 '13 at 21:45
@JohnCrawford Looking at the options you have, you'll need to choose either a pre-built script such as `latexmk`, a more flexible system such as `arara` or 'roll your own' if you want to have Biber run automatically by Texmaker. Perhaps pop over to chat as this might need quite a bit of discussion. – Joseph Wright Mar 16 '13 at 22:13

So the solution was rather simple. Click on Options->Configure TexMaker. From there click on the "Tex Build" button. The go to the field "User" and enter the following: `pdflatex %.tex | biber % | pdflatex %.tex | evince %.pdf` This will then generate your pdf document from your Tex file and show the output to you

Here is a screen shot of the change needed.

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If you only want to use biber occasionally, or want to reserve your QuickBuild shortcut for something else, you can also define it as a user command by going to `User`->`User Commands`->`Edit User Commands` and assigning the same sequence to one of the five user commands. It will then be available via the respective shortcut or in the left of the two dropdown boxes in the main toolbar. – ThomasH Aug 23 '14 at 23:41

This was clearly not the problem for OP, but since I came here via Googling, this might help future suffers of this message.

On my system (Linux Mint 17.2), my `texlive` installation didn't include `biber` and I had to run:

``````sudo apt-get install texlive-bibtex-extra biber
``````

after which all ran fine.

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