Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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ShareLaTeX and biblatex

I'm writing my thesis with my friend but I'm having serious problems getting biblatex to work with ShareLaTeX, it apparently has support (according to this blog: http://www.clarusft.com/sharelatex/). ...
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How to switch from biblatex+biber to natbib+bibtex?

Context I use the biblatex package coupled with biber (see terminology disambiguation) for my personal writings. I want to submit a paper using a template requiring the natbib package — hence the ...
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BibLaTex, Biber and Lyx: how to resolve \bibliographystyle error?

I want to learn to use biper and biblatex in Lyx. This is how I would do it in LaTeX traditionally with biblatex and biber \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,pdftex]{report} \usepackage[backend=...
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New versions of biblatex & biber - any changes to subfile commands? [duplicate]

After updating Biber and Biblatex to the latest versions with Tex Live Utility (Mac OS) LaTEX no longer produced any bibliography output. This was likely due to the name formatting changes in Biblatex ...
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Can I use biblatex to produce processed tex file for use with pandoc?

I'm using biblatex (actually biblatex-chicago) with biber to process citations in an academic paper. Unfortunately I need to provide a Word file for a stage in the editorial process. I know that ...
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Smallcaps in text and author index with biblatex 3.4 and biber 2.4 [duplicate]

After updating my TeXLive 2015 recently, now including Biber 2.4 and Biblatex 3.4, I'm unable to get smallcaps for authors' names in text, footnotes and in the authors' index. When I revert to Biber 2....
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Entries from JabRef do not show up in Lyx bibliography [closed]

There are no error messages when viewing the pdf. Adding references from the JabRef-bib files works. The problem is, those references do not have the selected citation style (author,year) but are ...
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controlling indentation with biblatex alphabetic style

I have the following minimal code using biblatex: test.tex \documentclass[twoside,twocolumn,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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Problem running Biblatex with bib file exported from Zotero

I am trying since few days to solve a problem with Biblatex, which can't compile any of my references. I am running TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) with Aquamacs as editor, biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7. All ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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How to make LaTeXmk work with XeLaTeX and biber

I'm trying to make latexmk works with XeLaTeX and biber for my thesis. The document will have many cross references. What settings do I need to ensure it works correctly? My current settings for ...
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Unicode char' (U+301) --> References do not update

I have a problem within ShareLaTex. I get the following error message: Unicode char' (U+301) I received it after adding references to my bib file. U+301 seems to refer to ~ signs or accents. That ...
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How to make bibtex CUSTOMA entries look exactly like ARTICLE?

I have one entry in my bibfile which I made of type CUSTOMA (it could be any of customa to customf). I did this so that it does not show in the reference list created with \printbibliography[nottype=...
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TeXShop not invoking biber with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I installed current MacTeX version (20150613) and then updated TeXShop to most recent version, Version 3.61. In the BibTeX engine setting, I wrote biber, and in the document I additionally have: %!...
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Biblatex: Appearance of alphastyle label depending on number of authors

Depending on the number of authors of a publication, I would like to get labels used by the "bibstyle=alphabetic" option and inline-citations to look like this: One author -> [Doe 2016] Two authors -...
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Biber needing root access? [duplicate]

I've been using Biber with TexShop in my Macbook Pro for a while and I've never had problems with it. However, today I tried to complied a document with the bibliography macro on TexShop and I got ...
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no .bbl is generated - TexStudio [duplicate]

I have a problem with my bibliography. I have looked around for a solution but with no success. I think it is a problem when I compile my bibliography. The citations does not work and I can't print ...
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Undefined control sequence due to \printbibliography [closed]

I am currently writing my master's thesis using TeX Live and Texmaker and have suddenly run into an "undefined control sequence" that points to the line \printbibliography[heading=bibintoc,title={...
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Failing to compile my Biblatex bibliography [duplicate]

As I wrote in the title, I'm trying without success to compile the bibliography of my thesis. I'm using the package Biblatex. I know that there are other questions about the same topic, but I couldn't ...
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Having problem with Latex Citations A,b,c after the year [duplicate]

how can i manage my sources that its not like this? I dont want to have the a,b,c,d,e after the year of the source i use. I use Mendeley and biber. Hope you can help me!
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In-text citation with biblatex-apa not using et al. correctly? Two authors listed before et al

I'm writing my thesis, and have had the strangest behavior from just one in-text citation. I'm using biblatex/biber with the following setup: \documentclass[letterpaper, 11pt, twoside, openright]{...
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biblatex problem with two bibliography sorted differently

I have a complex document which contains a lot of citations. At the end of the document, the cited papers are printed using several bibliographies that are sorted differently (some by years, other by ...
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Use alias with booktitle in biber [closed]

I have several different works that are part of a single collection with a very long name, e.g., @incollection{item1, title={Some article}, booktitle={Very Long Collection of Obscure Conference ...
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Missing “Vol.” and “No.” in biblatex/biber

I'd like to cite an article with biblatex, but I'm failing to add "Vol." and "No." in front of the corresponding number. Here is the entry, of type @article, in the .bib file: @article{...
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Unicode characters do not appear in IEEE style bibliography

I cannot get Unicode characters to appear in the IEEE style bibliography with biblatex and biber. Shown below are minimal working examples. \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[style=ieee, ...
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Malformed bcf file not recreated by latexmk after error

I'm using latexmk with pdflatex to compile my thesis, with biblatex for references and biber as backend. It compiles fine and creates correct PDF output. If a change to the source files introduces an ...
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Accents in Biber problem with “í”

I read the posts about adding accents in Biber this way: \{'a} but this is not working with the letter i. What can I do?
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Error: Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the “backend=biber” option to BibLaTeX?

When I compile my Latex file, I get this error: ERROR - Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX? Do you have any idea what is the source of ...
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Two or three letter initials in bibliography with Biblatex

In my bibliography, I need to abreviate first names keeping digraphs and trigraphs. John should be abreviated as J. Clare should be abreviated as Cl. Charles should be abreviated as Ch. Christine ...
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“Internet Reference” bibliography style for SAE papers using biblatex/biber

Despite my lack of LaTeX skills, with the help of the forum, I have been making good progress on developing an updated SAE class for writing SAE papers with LaTeX. Next up: Properly formatting "...
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Safe and parsimonious creation of customised (non-comp) textual citation commands when using authoryear-comp

I've been trying to create custom variants of Biblatex's \textcite, \textcites, \Textcite and \Textcites commands. Although I have managed to come up with some code which appears to more-or-less work, ...
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Texmaker not compiling references

I am using Texmaker and Miktex, and having issues to compile the references. In my latex file: \usepackage[% backend=biber,% style=numeric,% sorting=none,% ]{biblatex} I am using quick build: ...
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I found no \citation \bibdata \bibstyle commands in error in TexMaker or Biblatex

Well, this actually is an answer... I had this problem recently on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and it got me a little bit irritated, so I'm posting this answer; I saw similar questions but not with these ...
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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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auto generate citation list for specific author

I'm currently putting together a CV and I am looking for a way to automate the process. I have a central bibtex database that stores 500+ entries, and I want to automatically import and create a ...
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Issues with biber [duplicate]

I am having issues with compiling my bibliography. I am on a mac. INFO - This is Biber 2.1 INFO - Logfile is 'intro.blg' read_file '/var/folders/jg/hs6w4q8x10n4ycwwf06dnp440000gn/T/par-...
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BibLaTeX preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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BibLatex: Entry in ToC either displays wrong page or links to wrong page

In the following MWE, the Bibliography entry in the ToC links to page 3 instead of page 5, where the Bibliography is. If I first \printbibliography and then \addcontentsline, then the entry in the ...
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Errors but correct pdf | Biblatex with Biber, Glossaries and Babel [closed]

I'm tring to use Biber and Glossaries also with different languages in a document. Actually everything is working well but it outputs some errors which are more warnings because the correct PDF is ...
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Biblatex remakes bcf and bbl files despite no change to bib files

Any change to my project tex files, even those that do not involve bib files or citations, result in biblatex recompiling the bcf and bbl files. How to prevent this behavior in order to save time ...
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bibliography of bookinbook — the missing author

Try the following MWE: %!TEX TS-program = lualatexmk \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authortitle-comp,abbreviate=false]{biblatex} \usepackage{biblatex-...
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All of a sudden Biber stops compiling my .bib file [closed]

I am running Winedt 9, Biblatex and Biber, and all of a sudden Biber will not compile my bibliography file. It's the strangest thing, everything was working perfectly and then all of a sudden I get 77 ...
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Biblatex, Bibliography, and \bibnamedash for treatises published in/as articles

Usually the texts of historical authors (e.g. Aristotle, Plato) are published as books. So, the BibLaTeX-entry would be book with the various fields for editor, introduction, translator, etc. used ...
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How to use vancouver citation style with biber/biblatex?

i know how to use the vancouver citation style with bibtex, but i use biber in my project, but i don't know how to use the vancouver citation style there? i configured my tex file like this and added ...
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Citing inline “AuthorYear” and “Title - Journal Name” in footnotes

This question is most similar to Citing Author inline and Year in footnotes. However, the respondents placed considerable effort in customizing the behavior of Year. I want to preserve the default ...
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Biblatex replace title with alternate field

Question: I would like to replace the biblatex+biber title when a .bib entry does not contain a title. For example, if I have the entry: @article{key123, author = {Name AA and Name BB}, title = {...