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I'm using bibunit and Natbib packages with a numerical numbering.



How can I set the starting number for ref3 and ref4 to be different from 1 (say 15), without affecting the starting number for ref1 and ref 2? The desired result is the following:

  • [1] ref 1
  • [2] ref 2

  • [15] ref3

  • [16] ref4
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The bounty is a funny trick. I don't care about my reputation points and can offer at least 75 :-)) – rasha Nov 29 '12 at 15:46

My answer to How to set the number of the first citation? can also be applied if one uses bibunits:




    \global\c@NAT@ctr #1\relax


  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},
  author = {Cuthor, C.},
  year = {2003},
  title = {Charlie},
  author = {Duthor, D.},
  year = {2004},
  title = {Delta},







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Thanks a lot @lockstep. Something went wrong while executing the script. I'm unable to isolate the problem for the time-being (I'm compiling a quite huge file with multiple bibunits). I'm having the following message at multiple references: ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. – rasha Nov 29 '12 at 22:27

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