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I have several full names in my rather large bibiography. Since I do not want to change all these I'd like to have the forename shortened to an initial.

So "Lieschen Mueller" should get "Mueller L.".

I use the standard authoryear style.

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Use the package option firstinits=true. (I answered this, among other things, in Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles.)

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Thanks a lot. You saved my night ;-) –  louis cypher May 6 '12 at 20:18
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