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I am recently using the moderncv template with multibib package for writing my cv. The problem that I encounter is as the following:




When I try to compile BiBTeX first, it also shows the error message: "Process exited with error(s)" and nothing else....

I do this on a Windows7 system, any suggestions? If not using the multibib package, everything works out fine, which means:



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My suggestion would be to use biblatex instead of multibib. I think it is more convenient. But I don't know if that is an option for you. – jmc Mar 31 '12 at 17:32
I just tried your MWE and it works perfectly on my system. Make sure i) you are using a sufficiently recent version of moderncv (support for multi bib was added in v.0.8, of May 24, 2010) and ii) you are calling BiBTeX correctly, i.e. bibtex j (bibtex publications might call the dummy bibliography file provided with moderncv, which does not has a reference for wang2012) – Xavier Mar 31 '12 at 23:10
@Xavier~ To your first question, I've just re-downloaded the latest version of moderncv (v1.0). For the second one, I don't quite get what you mean... the bibtex j is simply like a key for the \newcites, which shouldn't have anything related to the publications.bib file? cuz the publications.bib file is simply the storage of the references. Or am I misunderstood any of them? Thanks. – Taco Apr 1 '12 at 7:39
I found the solutions!! how weird!!! I'll have to open up the followings manually and run them, for example: template.tex --> template.aux --> j.aux, could this be some kind of bug? (I don't really know why and how these happens...) Below is the solution that I found somewhere else for your reference: click here – Taco Apr 1 '12 at 8:31
We'd like to keep answers separate from questions, so you should write a separate answer instead of editing your answer into the question. Self-answers are perfectly admissible, and a well-written answer may earn you additional reputation. – lockstep Apr 1 '12 at 11:09

Solutions are as below:

The compiling process in TeXmaker should be the following steps:

  1. template.tex (compile the bibtex first --> Quick Build) -->
  2. j.aux (open up in TeXmaker -->
    Compile with bibtex (and check if process existed normally)) -->
    Back to step 1. And do it again, should work!!

(Though may have some error messages occur, it works fine and produce a PDF file successfully!)

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