TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The biblatex package allows you to write annotations to your bibliography as external files. I use those annotations to keep notes associated to the papers I read for my thesis.

Unfortunately, since the annotation of each bibliography entry has to be in a separate file, my TeX source directory gets quite cluttered. It would therefore be preferable if all annotations were in a separate directory but I cannot find a way to tell biblatex where to look for them. So my question is the following:

Is there any way to tell biblatex to look for the annotation files in a directory different from the current one?

share|improve this question
Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – egreg Feb 9 '12 at 17:21
Have you tried just using relative paths? I know, for example, that this works just fine with bibtex and the bibliography file itself. – Joe Feb 9 '12 at 21:34

Joe's right, try putting your files in a common directory and use relative path from where your .tex document is.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.