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Is it possible to use natbib together with the alpha style? It doesn't seem to be supported directly in the natbib package. What I mean is that there is no specific alpha-like natbib style, and if I use alpha directly I lose the possibility of citing author names and such with \citet... Does anybody know of an alpha style that would work with natbib?

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By "the alpha style", do you mean the style file alpha.bst, or do you mean some variant of author-year citation styles? If it's the former, he style file plainnat.bst, which is distributed with natbib`, should serve your needs. Separately, have you actually tried to use the alpha style file together with natbib? –  Mico Nov 18 '11 at 16:38

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Here's a solution using biblatex:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[style=alphabetic,natbib=true]{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}

\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\begin{document}

Some text about \citet{A01}.

\printbibliography

\end{document}

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