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Bibliography errors when using \cite{example}, \bfseries invalid in math mode

Everything else works except for the references, not quite sure why. The aux file always replaces the file I want to load with another empty .bib file too.
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Sudden error in TeXShop: “I found no \bibdata” and “I found no \bibstyle”

I am new to LaTeX, so apologies for any naivety. I am working on a project and report and was adding a new reference when suddenly the BibTeX report console produced this: This is BibTeX, Version ...
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Harvard citation in LyX gives “author?” or “year?”, using bibDesk

Hi and thanks for excellent forum! I am attempting to use bibDesk with LyX. I save the file in bibDesk (text encoding Unicode UTF-8), import it in lyx with style plain, and change the bibliography ...
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How to change “and” to ampersand, & in citations using BibDesk? [duplicate]

So I have TeXShop for mac, and this comes with BibDesk. Have used BibDesk to create a database with all my references in, and am using this with TeXShop in my LaTeX document. My advisor wants me to ...
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Bibdesk texpreview fail after adding preamble

BibDesk doesn't allow me to Tex preview my citations after I added the following line to the preamble of my template file: @preamble{"\newcommand{\SortNoop}[1]{}"} (this is the only preamble I ...
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permanent preamble in bibdesk-texshop

I use TexShop as my bib file generator and manage it with Bibdesk (I have a mac). How do I add a command to the preamble of the bib file which will always stay there even when I update my references ...
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Bibliography: letter after year when there are more than two authors

I'm having some minor issues with those bibliography entries which contain three authors or more: in the bibliography itself, it automatically adds a letter after the year (i.e. 1993b), even though ...
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how to get TexShop to auto-complete custom citation and cross-reference commands

I'd like to use a custom cross-referencing command, called \pref{}, in TexShop and have it trigger autocompletion the way \ref{} does. Similarly for a custom citation command \citepage{}. I have the ...
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Bibliography not showing up [duplicate]

I've created a bibliography in bibdesk. When I try to print it in latex, it's not showing up. I've used the following: Usepackages: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{fourier} ...
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IEEE Style Using BibDesk and texshop

I am trying to get the reference list compiled in TeXShop I do not know what I'm doing wrong I created a file in bibDesk and I put it in the same file that i have my .tex file in, and I even named ...
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BibDesk has stopped autogenerating

So previously I used BibDesk by copying the cite key and pasting it into BibDesk. It would always automatically get the other information (i.e. Author, Title, Journal, Year, etc.) but now it refuses ...
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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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text preview feature does not work anymore after upgrade to El Captain

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize ...
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Text alignment in bibliography

I'm using BibDesk on Mac to manage my bibliography, and I use the phjcp bibstyle (to have small caps & unsorted refs). The thing is : I have very long titles and url to display, and the problems ...
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Bibdesk incompatible webpage field

! Package biblatex Error: No driver found. throwing errors I can't find a driver for the entry type 'url' and I can't find a driver for the entry type 'webpage' and there is no fallback driver ...
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How to create a new BibDesk export template

Where do I find the current "Minimal BibTex" template for exporting a library? I want to (a) create a new version that includes URLs and DOIs, (b) name it "MinPlus BibTex", and (c) save it to wherever ...
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Set default pdf viewer in BibDesk

Is it yet possible to set the default PDF viewer in BibDesk? And if so how? I can't find anything within recent years about this, was heavily discussed about 5+ years ago. I know that I can open ...
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Aux file won't finish writing

I've used Bibdesk to write a bibliography, and I've simply copied the cite commands into my .tex file, so I know they're right. I have at the bottom of my .tex file simply: \bibliography{ref} ...
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I couldn't open the database file for BibDesk

I have searched through many posts that address this problem, however, none of the solutions seem to be a fix. I am trying to compile my latex document using BibDesk on a 10.10.3 macbook but the ...
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LaTex natbib package listing all authors in within-text references

Morning, A few of my within text references are listing the names of the authors rather than et al.,. It is only 4 out of the 250 odd references in my thesis I am having an issue with. I am using ...
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Export bib file only containing certain fields from BibDesk

I have a .bib file that I want to shrink down so that it only contains all the entries but only a subset of the original parameters. Furthermore, I would like to do this by specifying which parameters ...
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With Xelatex, references not compiling after installation of BidDesk update.

I've been working on a large and extremely important document (important to me, at least), and up until today have had no problem (in Xelatex) compiling my document including references in TeXShop ...
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LaTeX/BibTeX do not like a certain URL

I have a Bibtex entry that contains a URL that latex does not like: http://www-nlpir.nist.gov/projects/duc/duc2007/assessor.update_summarization.instructions.pdf I get this error: Missing $ ...
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Best practice for biblatex, biber, utf8 files

I use biblatex and biber. I used to use bibtex. So, when I first started writing .bib files I would have entries like this: @article{descartes, Author = {Descartes, Ren{\'{e}}} Title = ...
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Where does BibDesk store its BibTeX style sheets?

Where are the BibTeX style sheets that can be used by "Preferences -> TeX preview" in BibDesk? I would like to add my own.
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Handling the nobility particle in bibliography

The surnames with a nobility particle (e.g. "de Sample", or "van Sample") are being listed in the bibliography in the alphabetical order by the first letter of the particle (e.g. "van Sample" is ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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Why does't bibliography show up in my tex document?

I try to include bibliography in my tex file, seemingly do everything according to the instructions but it doesn't show up. I use bibdesk. Included all possible packages. Here is the tex code. ...
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Use all biblatex fields in bibdesk [duplicate]

In the BibDesk wiki (BibDesk Tips and Tricks) there is some information on customizing BibDesk for biblatex, including a link to a TypeInfo file that can be used to create all of the biblatex fields ...
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Jabref can use bibdesk filepointers?

I am wondering whether there is a way to use BibDesk's filepointers? It has been suggested here that JabRef might not see anything that is specific to BibDesk: Will JabRef affect my BibDesk BibTeX ...
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My citations are not showing up [duplicate]

I'm using TexMaker to write my thesis with Classic Thesis template, I have just started, but the first cite is not showing up, is like this: \begin{quote} Called \textbf{classification} or ...
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Remove numbers from CV bibliography using biblatex in Texshop

I have a question in relation to my CV that I am working on in Texshop. The problem I have encountered is to do with the bibliography, which shows up numbered - like so [n]. I have been trying to ...
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Will JabRef affect my BibDesk BibTeX file?

I have a large bibliography with linked pdfs on my mac which I manage with BibDesk. It is on Google Drive and I want to open it in JabRef on my linux laptop. Will either of these managers affect ...
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RIS & crufty bibtex to biblatex without an OCD tool?

I have 30 years of bibtex in a file with some other notes. Bibtex doesn't mind, but biblatex does. Also, certain publishers (Nature, APA, MIT) don't provide bibtex but do provide dois or ris. I've ...
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Shortening Reference

I want to reference [Was97] L. Washington, Introduction to cyclotomic fields, Springer, New York, 1997. in my text. However, using Bibdesk, it autogenerates Was97 for me. How may I change that to ...
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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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Removing fields from BibDesk

Apologies if this question has been posted somewhere else, but I have not managed to find an answer that works for me. I am trying to create a bibliography using Harvard style, using BibDesk to ...
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\cite{*} not working, no bibliography [duplicate]

I'm using this template style found here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis. I used Bibdesk to create my .bib file. The citekeys weren't working, I was simply getting [ ...
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Bibdesk citing [?] instead of a proper citation [duplicate]

new to LaTeX and BibDesk. Hoping to somehow figure out how to get it to work! I've entered all the required information into a bib file called Chapterbib.bib and saved it in the same folder as my ...
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A problem getting 'author (forthcoming a, b)' in citation; natbib

I'm trying to cite two forthcoming publications of a single author, storing them under cite-keys 'Author' and 'Author1', and letting the year for each entry be 'forthcoming.' (I'm using BibDesk ...
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TeXShop, BibDesk, URLs not shown and extra citation numbers?

I am using TeXShop and BibDesk on Mac and even though I add "webpage" entries to BibDesk, they don't show up in TeXShop. Also, I get these extra citation numbers at the end of my document: when I ...
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Citing with the “apacite” package and bibliography style

I use MacTex2011 distribution with BibDesk. I wrote a paper in documentclass{article}. For quotations, I'd have wanted it to output "FirstAuthor et al., year" for all references with more than 2 ...
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Bibliography style with only the initials of the first names

I created a .bib file using BibDesk, which contains the following reference: @article{Farrell:2005aa, Author = {Farrell, Jay and Sharma, Manu and Polycarpou, Marios}, Cited-By = {113}, ...
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BibDesk to Word via bibfuse: some coding

I have recently started working with clinical colleagues who think LaTeX is a synthetic rubber used to make examination gloves, and have been forced to work with MS Word. In my Tex setup, I use ...
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How would I cite a dataset from BibDesk on Beamer presentation?

I manage my bibliography using BibDesk on Mac OS X. I have a presentation using Beamer on which I would like to include some bibliographies. I am using TeXShop to do that. What I know is that I ...
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Best practices in organizing BibDesk files

How many BibDesk files? I am using LaTeX (and BibDesk) for research only (i.e., to write papers, book chapters, dissertation, etc.), therefore I need to cite an overlapping selection of references ...
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Bibdesk “convert files” removes DOI from entries - recovery possible? [closed]

Bibdesk's (1.6.2 (3071)) "Convert Files" function removes DOIs from all found entries and instead assigns them as links. This is nice to have, but I want to include the DOIs in my references ...
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Citation with DOI that has underscore breaks functionality in BibDesk

One functionality of BibDesk that is nice is the ability to click on a link at the end of the Doi entry field, which will open up the link http://dx.doi.org/DOI-HERE in a browser. One problem I've ...
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LyX and BibDesk (OS X): Citation of URLs in footnotes and bibliography doesn't work

I have a problem concerning citation of URLs in LyX with BibDesk. Whenever I try to cite a URL, for example an entry in Wikipedia, LyX only gives me a question mark ("?") in my footnote and no entry ...
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problems with biblatex and biber

I have tried to make biber to work on my machine, unsuccessfully. I have searched all over and have read all the biblatex-biber related posts, but nothing seems to do the trick. Here is a Minimal (Not ...