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I tried compiling a file that uses the fancytooltips package, according to Gonzalo Medina's answer at Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key. I was able to do pdflatex bibtips.tex. It produces the .aux file:

\@writefile{toc}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }
\@writefile{lof}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }
\@writefile{lot}{\boolfalse {citerequest}\boolfalse {citetracker}\boolfalse {pagetracker}\boolfalse {backtracker}\relax }

But when I tried doing bibtex bibtips.aux, the result is

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2012)
The top-level auxiliary file: bibtips.aux
I found no \citation commands---while reading file bibtips.aux
I found no \bibdata command---while reading file bibtips.aux
I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file bibtips.aux
(There were 3 error messages)

How can I fix it?

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Did you load biblatex with the backend=bibtex option? (Also you can't do biblatex bibtex.tex; that should produce an error in your terminal.) – jon Apr 6 '13 at 1:10
Sorry, I meant pdflatex -- just edited. And no, I didn't do any backend=bibtex. I simply copied over the first two files from Gonzalo Medina's post in that link. – Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:15
@GonzaloMedina If I run bibtex bibtips, it produces the same result as in my original post. And I'm not sure what you mean by biber. Is that a command? – Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:43
@GonzaloMedina Running bibtex bibtips.tex gives I couldn't open file name 'bibtips.tex.aux'. – Mika H. Apr 6 '13 at 1:47
This is the sequence: pdflatex file.tex, bibtex file.aux, pdflatex file.tex, pdflatex file.tex. And you should tell biblatex that you want to use bibtex by doing something like \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} – jon Apr 6 '13 at 1:49

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