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I'm writing thesis using tuned report class, biblatex and biber for bibliography. bib file entries are generated by ScienceDirect export citation feature and style is czech-iso.

For referring to some figure, graph or table I'd like to get this layout:



From: 1st Author et.al.: Title [#].

and in bibliography

[#] 1st AUTHOR, 2nd AUTHOR, 3rd AUTHOR, Title,...

For that purpose I use


\newcommand\foo[1]{\footnotesize{From: \Citeauthor{#1}: \citetitle{#1} \cite{#1}}}



but it returns:

1st AUTHOR, 2nd AUTHOR,... : "Title" [#]

How can I shorten the \citeauthor output without any effect to otput of \printbibliography?

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Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – Thorsten Dec 9 '11 at 9:09
Do you mean the option maxcitenames and maxbibnames? – Marco Daniel Dec 9 '11 at 9:21
Thorsten: I thought that my example was minimal enough... – Crowley Dec 9 '11 at 9:31
Marco: I've never heard of them... – Crowley Dec 9 '11 at 9:31
@Crowley: It was too minimal, because it was not working. See my Thorsten's link for more information about MWE and my answer for an example of a MWE. – Schweinebacke Dec 9 '11 at 9:32
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You may set option maxcitenames to only influence the cites but not the bibliography, e.g.,

@book{ Author:2001,
  author = {1st AUTHOR and 2nd AUTHOR and 3rd AUTHOR},
  title = {Title}

\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}% option demo for demostration only!

\newcommand\foo[1]{\vspace{3ex}% \\[3ex] replaced to avoid "there's no
                            % line to end here" errors
  \footnotesize{From: \citeauthor{#1}: \citetitle{#1} \cite{#1}}}

 \caption{Some text}

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With option mincitenames=1 it's foolproof. Thanks for your answer. – Crowley Dec 9 '11 at 13:02

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