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I'd like to generate a linked citation with a full author's name.

For instance, if I use

According to \citet{bob2000} apples are tasty.

And run with hyperref, I get the author's last name and a nice hyperlink to the bibliography. But I want the author's full name!

How can I achieve this? (BibLaTeX is also an option, but equally mysterious on this point.)

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Since you mentioned that biblatex is an option, perhaps this post will help you: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/24979/… –  hpesoj626 Dec 8 '12 at 10:38

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As it turned out, in this particular instance it worked well enough for me to modify the BibTeX source itself:

  title={An exposition on the tastiness of apples},
  author={{Bob T. Smith}}

Note the double brackets {{ and }} in the entry, which cause display of the full author string, rather than some formatting thereof.

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Congrats on finding this solution. The method you've found is called treating the author's name as if it were the name of a corporation. While it'll work to create the citation in the way you need, you may not like the fact that this author will now be listed in the references under B for Bob rather than under S for Smith. A solution is available, fortunately: see tex.stackexchange.com/a/31411/5001 for an example. Just insert an instruction such as \noop{smith} in the author field rather than in the year field. –  Mico Dec 8 '12 at 11:26

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