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I am trying to write this

title = {c:\wp\file.txt\_05:41\_10-07-98},

as the title of a book in BibTeX except that it enters into math mode when I put it in like that using \. I tried \textbackslash but it ended up in a similar mode. Any thoughts?


\DefineBibliographyStrings{english}{references = {Works Cited}}
Hello World!


@incollection {taylor2000,
author = {Gary Taylor},
title = {c:\wp\file.txt\_05:41\_10-07-98},
crossref = {murphy2000},
pages = {44-54},
@book {murphy2000,
editor = {Andrew Murphy},
title = {The Renaissance Text: Theory, Editing, Textuality},
publisher = {Great Britain: Manchester University Press},
year = {2000},
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there should be no problem, if you use normal BibTeX styles. With biblatex based bibliography styles the thing is different, because the title will always be the argument to a command and so \verb will not work.

The simplest way out is to input that "title" as

title = {\texttt{c:\textbackslash wp\textbackslash file.txt\_05:41\_10-07-98}},
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Thank you for your help! – Mike Stumpf Jul 2 '12 at 14:04
Sorry, I thought it worked but it did not. What do you think? – Mike Stumpf Jul 2 '12 at 16:51
@Wrigley242 Without a real example it's very difficult to give more help. – egreg Jul 2 '12 at 16:54
I put the example above. That is the exact phrase but I am not sure how to write it out. \verb sent off another error when I used it so I am trying to work around it. – Mike Stumpf Jul 2 '12 at 16:55
@Wrigley242 Sorry, but that's not an example. It's impossible to guess what you're using: document class, packages, bibliography manager (BibTeX or biblatex) and many other details. – egreg Jul 2 '12 at 16:57

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