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I'm using jurabib to do the bibliography for my dissertation (I'm having to do the MHRA style and jurabib does this quite well). The problem I have is as follows: I have some books by author A and edited by person B. I also have a book that is by person B. I am using bibformat=ibidem which, in the bibliography section, lists the author once and then lists their works, replacing their name subsequently with a long dash.

However, after multiple occurences of editor B, the editor is also being replaced by a dash. And then subsequently when the editor is an author, their name does not even appear once, in their first entry. It has become a dash. I use the following options:

edby = true,

I'm quite happy for the editor to never be replaced by a dash, which would presumably fix the problem of them not appearing as an author.

Apologies for this somewhat subtle problem - though most latex ones appear to be that way :)

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closed as not constructive by Marco Daniel, Joseph Wright Jan 6 '12 at 21:00

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I'm not sure how many people are still using jurabib unfortunately. For this type of referencing style, biblatex is probably now the norm. See this question bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib for a general overview. It may be quite simple to implement your preferred citation/bib style using it. (I realize that this is not the kind of response you probably want to hear.) – Alan Munn Aug 28 '11 at 3:49
The CTAN version of jurabib neither recognizes the mhra option nor features the behaviour you describe. A web search indicates that another package version may have been in development -- however, jurabib's development has been abandoned by now. Please provide a link to your version of jurabib, or we'll have to close this question. – lockstep Dec 10 '11 at 20:24