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Is it possible to display initials of first name in footcite? I use verbose-trad2 citestyle:


When i footcite first time it is ok:

[First name initials] [last name], [title] ...

but in next citations of the same book it's only

[last name], [title] ...

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Define a new name format firstinits-last (derived from first-last with \iffirstinits true), and point the labelname format (which is used in citations) to firstinits-last. (This also works if you don't set the firstinits=true package option; with this option enabled, you may simply add \DeclareNameAlias{labelname}{default} to your preamble.)






  author = {Author, Anton},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, Berta},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},


\textheight 160pt% just for the example


Some text.\autocite{A01}

Some text.\autocite{B02}

Some text.\autocite{A01}



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work like a charm :) – kadx Oct 26 '11 at 8:51

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