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How do you setup Lyx with the ieeetran template to produce citations that are comma separated?

for instance: "foo is reported to be bar percent in [1,2,3]".

or equivalently: "foo is reported to be bar percent in [1-3]".

I have done what is recommended in this forum posting:


Also, I am able to get comma separated citations when I select:

Document>settings>bibliography: natbib and with natbib style set to "numerical". However, other issues creep up using natbib that display an awful "(author?)" tag right before the citation as was reported in:

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.editors.lyx.general/70862 http://osdir.com/ml/editors.lyx.general/2003-12/msg00015.html

This isn't resolved by changing the bibliography style from ieeetran to ieeetranN or ieeetranSN, ect..

Does anyone have a general crash course for how to set this up?

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Try this: put \usepackage{cite} in the preamble, along with the following definitions: \renewcommand\citepunct{,} \renewcommand\citedash{--}.

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I think the OP is looking for a WYSIWYG answer. – Jubobs Dec 31 '13 at 23:26
not necessary for this to be WYSIWYG. Works, thank you and happy new year! – ecoe Jan 1 '14 at 18:53

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