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Having this bibtex entry in file.bib:

  author = {Newton José Rodrigues da Silva and Jean-Eudes Beuret and Olivier
Mikolasek and Guy Fontenelle and Lionel Dabbadie and Maria Inez Espagnoli Geraldo Martins},
  title = {Modelo Teórico de Análise de Políticas Públicas e Desenvolvimento},
  journal = {Revista de Economia Agrícola},
  year = {2007},
  volume = {54},
  pages = {43-66},
  number = {2},
  month = {jul/dez},
  file = {Silva2007.pdf:Silva2007.pdf:PDF},
  owner = {vinicius},
  school = {Universidade do Estado de São Paulo},
  timestamp = {2012.02.07},
  url = {http://www.cati.sp.gov.br/Cati/_tecnologias/piscicultura/ASP-PISCICULTURA.pdf}

Citing like this on file.tex:





\renewcommand{\-}{\penalty 0}

And compiling it like:

pdflatex file.tex
bibtex file.aux
pdflatex file.tex
pdflatex file.tex

Will prompt on the following error:

[26]) (./tg.bbl [27] [28]
! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> ...ti\-.sp\-.gov\-.br\-/Cati\-/\underl 
l.215 ...logias/piscicultura/ASP-PISCICULTURA.pdf}

Any help is much appreciated.

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The error is related to the _ in your url field. I'd add \usepackage{url} to the document preamble and replace

url = {http://www.cati.sp.gov.br/Cati/_tecnologias/piscicultura/ASP-PISCICULTURA.pdf}


url = {\url{http://www.cati.sp.gov.br/Cati/_tecnologias/piscicultura/ASP-PISCICULTURA.pdf}}

in your .bib file.

My output:

My output

Hope it helps. :)

Edit: As pointed by Legolas in the comments, some bibliography styles already manage url fields nicely, so the \url trick is not needed.

For abntcite, there's a remark in the manual to load hyperref before abntcite, so the url fields will be correctly displayed. It's a matter of adding


and everything will work as expected, without the need of changing the url field in your .bib file.

My new output:

New output

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I think this does depend on the bibliography package you use. So, if you were ever to change to, for example, biblatex, you may need to revert these changes. Nevertheless, this is the right answer. –  Legolas Mar 21 '12 at 8:13
@Legolas: Yes, you are absolutely right. :) There are other biblography styles that manage URLs nicely, which IMHO is the way to go. In this particular case I'm afraid the OP needs to stick with abntcite, since it's one of the standards for academic documents in Brazil. Sadly, abntcite seems to not have a URL fallback, so I'd go with \url. :) –  Paulo Cereda Mar 21 '12 at 10:00
Thanks @Paulo. I forgot to say that I've seen this solution before, and that I'm using Jabref to manage the bibliography. I would like to keep a "clean" url field so this tool can build links and so. Any other suggestion? –  vmassuchetto Mar 21 '12 at 10:24
@Vinicius: Sure! See my new edit. :) –  Paulo Cereda Mar 21 '12 at 10:36
Well, @Paulo. I'm already using hyperref, and still getting the same error. Actually, I just added all my preamble to my question, so maybe you can figure out what's causing the error. I tried different order combinations to load these packages and also removed all packages but abntcite and hyperref in the order you told me. I got nowhere with all this. Any hints would be a great help. –  vmassuchetto Mar 21 '12 at 22:40
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