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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Should I move to biber? Should I move to biblatex?

I've been using LaTeX and BibTeX since 1985. Over the past year or so I've noticed that a lot of the examples I'm finding online are using biblatex, a nearly complete reimplementation of BibTeX in ...
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Optionally not printing page number citations using Biblatex and Biber

my question: Is it possible to optionally leave page number citations out when compiling a document? For Example when I write \parencite[see][225-226]{7.01:1}. I would like the corresponding citation ...
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“Undefined Control Sequence”-Error when using Biblatex with apa style

Today I started to try biblatex for the first time in my apa6.cls document: \documentclass[ngerman,man,12pt,a4paper,noextraspace,donotrepeattitle]{apa6} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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biblatex biber no author abbreviation [duplicate]

I am using biblatex + biber and some of my citations only have the first author listed, followed by et al. I would like to make all my references include all names no matter what. My current settings ...
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Different editor for collection and maintitle

BibLaTeX/biber seems to be unable to handle the following case: A @Collection is part of another series-like collection (series has already been used), for which I use maintitle (series has already ...
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How can I figure out why biber stopped working all of a sudden? [closed]

edit on 2013-08-28 It just happened again. What are the steps I can take to possibly figure out what went wrong? I have no idea what's going on. Just 30 minutes ago everything was fine and 5 minutes ...
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bibliography numbering

I'm using biblatex with the biber as follows \usepackage[backend=biber,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} and my references show up beginning with the number 1. I would like to number them starting at the ...
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Biber failes to validate

I installed Biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7a from the opensuse Publishing:/TeXLive/ repository. As the problem posted earlier - no bbl output is produced although biber pretends to do so - persists, I ...
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Bib entry with urldate but no year uses the year of urldate as year [duplicate]

Hi i have the following bibliographic entry: @misc{Wikipedia, author = {Wikipedia}, title = {{Software performance testing}}, url = ...
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Biber: get it working, cite-keys but no bibliography

After searching for a few days now I'm getting closer but I still can't get a bibliography (APA) in my Latex document. I'm using biber in texworks on mac os 10.8.4. After running pdflatex - biber - ...
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Problem with bibliography after updating to TeX Live 2013

I update today to TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) from TeX Live 2012. On my .tex document (that was perfectly working until yesterday) I run and get in the mini-buffer: 1) latex -> You should run Biber to get ...
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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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PDFLaTeX: Straight quotes in URLs (no smartquotes in urls)

Is it somehow possible to have straight quotes in URL's? Especially the single quote sign would be important to me, as this is the most confusing character within URL's, as the reader might not know ...
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dealing with strange characters in a bib file

I use mendeley to generate my bib file so I have a very large list of items (3000+) and since mendeley collects the bibliography information sometimes from the pdf file, there may be errors and ...
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Clear fields in biblatex 2.7

I've used the command \AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{month}} to prevent biblatex from printing the month of publication in the bibliography. This has worked fine at least until biblatex version 2.5 and ...
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Bibliography with BibLaTeX: Do not abbreviate first given (first) name and abbreviate all further given names

The first given name of an author or editor in my bibliography should be written out, but all further first names should be abbreviated (initials with a period -- and space if there are multiple first ...
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Dummies Guide to Biber

I've spent a good deal of time searching the forum and couldn't find a user-friendly guide to citations with biber using TeXShop or TeXworks on a Mac. I'd like to successfully reproduce a slightly ...
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In TeXShop, is there a directive to select biber or BibTeX on a per-document basis?

As in the title, I'd like to be able to select whether TeXShop uses biber or BibTeX in the document rather than using the command line or changing the default in the TeXShop preferences. For TeX ...
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autocite + mcite functionality in Biblatex

When using Biblatex's autocite command, I sometimes come across instances when I need to format the citations as a reference set. There is the option of using mcite, but then I lose the high level ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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printing eprinttype in small caps with biblatex

I'm using biblatex + biber to print the bibliography. I want the eprinttype (PMID in my case) to be printed in small caps just like URL, DOI etc. Here's what I've tryed so far which did not change ...
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Biber and Biblatex: Reference within the Bibliography

I have a problem, where all my googeling has left me standing alone. Currently I am preparing my thesis and I am using biblatex in conjunction with biber. When dealing with the entrytype set ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Citation with initals of authors

I use biblatex with biber and as style alphabetic \usepackage[backend = biber, style=alphabetic ,maxnames=4,minnames=3,maxbibnames=99]% {biblatex} At the moment, I get for all bibliography ...
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print “author author author (short: author1 et al)” first time using \citeauthor

is it possible to change this solution (for printing all authors, when \citeauthor is used the first time) that it prints Author1, Author2, Author3 (short Author1 et. al) ? changing the source to ...
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Biblatex-Chicago and Biber not compiling [closed]

For some time, I have been trying to get the biblatex-chicago style working but have failed miserably. I have made substantial efforts to examine the forums and other people's biblatex-chicago and ...
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biblatex/biber: using strings macros from one file in multiple refsections

I have a @string definition stored in a file abrv.bib. I would like to combine this abbreviations file with a bib file 'entry.bib' containing an entry to create a list of references for a particular ...
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Bibliographic entries contained in second file not found

For the following: \usepackage[notes,isbn=false,url=false,backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago} \addbibresource{main.bib} \addbibresource{secondary.bib} There are four entries in the first file and two ...
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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography

Is there a way to excluded a citation specified in the text by \fullcite{Doe2013} from the bibliography? (I'm using biblatex+biber.)
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A follow-up question on managing bibliography workflow

I felt this should be a follow-up question. If not, please remove it. The original question was Workflow for managing references?. I am using TeXStudio 2.5.2 in Windows 7, biber and biblatex for the ...
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Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
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pdflatex+ biblatex + biber and special characters produce error

EDIT: The Post has been updated considering the first 19 comments In my LaTeX document ...
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friggeri CV biblatex problem? [closed]

I am trying to compile the cv template given here I am using ubuntu 13.04, TeXStudio 2.5.2 and TeXLive 2012. I set up texstudio to use biber to compile the biblatex entries and also modified the code ...
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! Undefined control sequence. \bibrangedash ->\bibendash [closed]

This code exemplifies the problem: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,catalan]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[catalan]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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How to set language in Biber (1.6)?

I am using biber to manage my bibliography. I am using MikTeX with all updates installed. After updating to 1.6 however, my language settings don't work. Despite setting German as prime language, the ...
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“yearmonthday” added to bibliography when using apa6 with biblatex and biber backend

I am trying to use the apa6 package with a more extensive version of this document: \documentclass[man,a4paper, english]{apa6} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} ...
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How to use biber to convert integer to BibTeX-month macro

Is it possible with biber to convert @misc{example, month = {04}, } to @misc{example, month = apr, } in which apr is a BibTeX macro? I am aware of the mapping facilities, but the closest I ...
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How to remove xdata entries using biber --tool_resolve --tool (after resolution)

Consider the file myrefs.bib containing the following biblatex entries: @XDATA{pom, EVENTDATE = {1999-12-31/2000-01-01}, EVENTTITLE = {Party}, VENUE = {Somewhere}, } @PROCEEDINGS{pomp, ...
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Bibliography tools that are compatible with biblatex and biber

I’m currently in the process of reconsidering how I do bibliography management. It seems to be most sensible to use biblatex with biber. I’d like to know what tools are available on which I can build ...
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Converting from biblatex to BibTeX format using biber

I wish to use biblatex+biber, in large part because of its data format (xdata!), but often need to use .bst-based bibliography styles. I am aware that biber --tool allows conversion of .bib-files. ...
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biblatex-apa: Author's first name is repeated in brackets

I am using the biblatex-apa package together with the latest biber and biblatex versions (... I think). The issue is, that sometimes the author's first name, or its abbreviation, is repeated in square ...
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Winedt 7.0 + MiKTeX 2.9 compile Problem

I keep getting the following error and have no idea what to do! Does anybody know how to fix this? Command Line: `bibtex.exe "PA1_A2"` This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit); The ...
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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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Some biblatex labels do not appear depending on their position [closed]

I'm using BibLaTex with Biber to generate my bib­li­og­ra­phy. Unfortunatelly, I'm struggling with a very strange behaviour concerning the displaying of the blibliography labels: Some labels are not ...
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Including an asterisk in a reference item number [duplicate]

How do I add a mark (asterisk/dagger) to a particular bib entry, based on a keyword? For example consider the bib file: @article{Doe2012a, author = {J. Doe}, title = {Lorem Ipsum -- Part ...
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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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TeXcount and biblatex

I have recently switched from BibTeX to the biblatex package (using the Biber back-end) and I can only subscribe what others have already said about its many virtues. This question is not so much ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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biber breaks when it's run [closed]

I'm trying to use biber with biblatex under windows xp. However, when I run it with any argument including biber --help it breaks with the same error message: Biber/Utils.pm did not return a true ...
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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author without biber with many authors

this is follow-up to a recent question: On my system with TexLive 2012 (biblatex 1.7-1), I am trying to separate the publications of a specific author from all other references (e.g. in case you want ...