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I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run.

I did a tlmgr update --all and I've also tried texhash but no matter what, I can't even use the built-in styles. I tried to test biblatex by using "biblatex-apa": \usepackage[bibstyle=apa.bbx]{biblatex} but all I get is this error message:

 Latex Error: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/biblatex/biblatex.sty:9654
 Package biblatex Error: Style 'apa.bbx' not found.

The web hasn't been able to provide any help so far, maybe you guys can. Thanks.

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Your loading line should read

\usepackage[bibstyle=apa]{biblatex}

wtihout the extension. Also, the apa style is not one of the core biblatex ones: it is part of biblatex-apa. (If you've got a fully up-to-date TeX Live 2010 you should have that, so that is not going to be the issue here.)

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Wow. That's pretty bad... I was sure from the biblatex doc that I needed to include the .bbx. Thanks! It works like a charm. –  theseion Feb 20 '11 at 10:13
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