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I'm using TextMaker. This is my first time using bibtex. I tried a simple example found in forums where I created a .bib file and ofcourse a .tex file. Problem occurred when I tried to run my bib file. It says "Log File not found!". My .tex file runs fine.

I know this is not supposed to be that complicated. As I just want to create a simple bibliography using bibtex.

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closed as not a real question by doncherry, zeroth, Marco Daniel, percusse, egreg Sep 28 '12 at 14:57

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Are you running your .bib through (La)TeX or BiBTeX? – Werner Sep 21 '12 at 20:00
You shouldn't have to run your .bib file through either LaTeX or BibTeX. Assuming your main .tex file is called ljl.tex, say, all you need to do (assuming no bugs that crash the compilation) is to run LaTeX on ljl.tex, then BibTeX on the same file, then LaTeX twice more. – Mico Sep 21 '12 at 20:06
@Mico BibTeX must be run on the .aux file (the same file could be understood as on ljl.tex. It is true that you don't need the extensions. So one can run latex ljl, and then bibtex ljl. – Guido Sep 21 '12 at 20:20
@Guido: Thanks for clarifying the matter. Upon rereading what I wrote, I agree it's not as clear as it should be. :-) – Mico Sep 21 '12 at 20:32

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