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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Biblatex - Citation order different from Reference order

I am using biblatex with biber option. Is there a way to use the ieee style with citation being number in brakets, ordered by order of appearance but to have the references displayed with ...
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Error “Use of \sortlist doesn't match its definition. \sortlist{”

There's a peculiar error when running biber. I have a .tex and .bib file that compile to a fine pdf on one pc, but give the error Use of \sortlist doesn't match its definition. \sortlist{ on the ...
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How to fix biblatex warning about deprecated option

When I compile my document using latexmk main.tex I get the following warning Package biblatex Warning: 'firstinits' option is deprecated, use 'giveninits' instead. How do I get rid of this? ...
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How to write chemical formulas in the title field of .bib file?

Some publications have a chemical formula in the title string. Journals use very different workarounds to export .bib files for these articles on their website. Some are able to create complicate ...
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Getting superscript citations in RSC Chem bibliography format

The RSC package is supposed to format the text so that citations appear in [] in super script however this is not happening in my text, they are in [] but inline with the text. My bibliography is also ...
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BibLaTeX: have two separate bibliographies with consecutive numbering

I am trying to split my bibliography into two parts. The first part is local to a special section of the document, the other takes care of the rest of the citations. The two bibliographies may have ...
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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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Editing .bib file to fix error [on hold]

I'm a fairly new LaTex user and i'm using Biber to compile my list of references. I updated everything to get rid of the incompatible versions of biber error message. This worked for me last time, ...
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error in bbl file: You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode

When I include my bibliography "You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode" error. If I open the bbl file and delete these lines, my book compiles: \makeatletter \@ifundefined{ver@biblatex.sty} ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I ...
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Lyx, referencing and classic thesis

I have some issues with referencing in LyX and the classicthesis template. Ive built my .bib file with Mendeley. Referencing with the example bibliography works properly, however, when I load my own ...
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Prevent page and column breaks mid bibliography entries in Biblatex/biber

Using biblatex and biber is there any way to prevent a page/column break from occurring mid item? The image below shows bibliography items being split both at the end of a column and at the end of the ...
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Biber exits with “WARN - No data sources defined!”

I am trying to use biber with XeTeX. Whenever I try to run biber against my .bcf file (generated via biblatex with the biber backend properly stated), I have the following output: INFO - This is ...
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Extra } or forgotten $ with biblatex and biber

I'm relatively baffled by the behavior of the following MWE. As far as I can tell, there is nothing wrong with the .bib entries. However, trying to compile this document (biblatex v3.3 and biber v2.4) ...
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Emphasising Citations in the text (not just bibliography)

I have a few bibliography entries that are especially important, such as the one by Genius and Vader in the example below. From the example we can see that "Lasers and Death Stars" is clearly an ...
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Is biber Turing complete?

I am wondering whether biber inherits Turing completeness from TeX. To show Turing completeness (without the requirement that the memory is infinite), we would need to emulate a Turing-complete ...
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Change ordering number and year biblatex

I would like to change the order of number and year in biblatex. I have tried \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twoside]{article} \usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref} %\usepackage{lipsum} %%%%% %bibliography ...
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.bbl file not created by BibLaTeX; no preexisting BibTeX conflict [closed]

I run the following code: % !BIB TS-program = biber \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee-alphabetic]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibshort.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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TexStudio does not generate bibliography

I'm making my CV by using the template found here:friggeri. Since I need to print all my publication, I've used the command \nocite{*}, but when I open the pdf file there isn't any publication. I'm ...
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How to fix weird `\'i` behavior when using biblatex?

I started to use biblatex not so long ago. Everything is working properly in general, however, I have had some trouble with the special character \'i, used in order to obtain the character "í". It ...
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List all co-authors

I'm listing all my publications using biblatex (for my resume), using a separate bib file (lastname.bib). I'm using biblatex with biber backend. I would add a section to list all my co-authors. Is ...
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biblatex with numeric-comp doesn't compress

I want to use the numeric-comp style of biblatex to produce cites like [1-3]. Unfortunately, all I ever get is [1, 2, 3]. Any ideas what could be the problem? A minimal tex-file is: ...
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Use biber and bibtex in Winedt

Because of some journals sill require bibtex, I wanted to configure WinEdt to work with both bibtex and biber. I installed the LaTeXify and now have the B+ button as shown here: I am now trying to ...
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biblatex: Name disambiguation only for FIRST author

I use biblatex (with biber as backend and apa as style) and in my document, I cite several sources whose first author is (say) Alan Smith. Everything works fine and is cited correctly (as per APA ...
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Biber and accented characters

I have the following entry in my bib-file which contains the accented character \u\i: @article {Gur1966SpacesUniversalPlacement, author = {Gurari{\u{\i}}, V. I.}, title = {Spaces of ...
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Citestyle exact like in bibliography

I am new to LaTeX and have a problem with my cite style. I use biber as backend, style is alphabetic and citestyle is authoryear. Now my bibliography looks like this (which is just fine): [FR14] ...
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Abbreviate Troy McClure's surname in biblatex

Imagine Troy McClure wrote a book and his surname funnily enough now appears abbreviated in a biblatex+biber bibliography. The output of this is "M., Troy", but imho should better be "McC., Troy". ...
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How to make mk4ht not ignore biblatex and biber auxiliary files?

I have two TeX Live distributions installed on my system: 2014 and 2015. The 2014 distribution allows me to generate an ODT file with proper citations and bibliography by running the following: latex ...
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Refsection always resets counter

For some reason, the following code always assigns to both references the number [1] in the two bibliographies. From the biblatex manual, I would assume that the default behaviour would be consecutive ...
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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently ...
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How to make a reference to the first occurence of a citation in biblatex

How can I get the number of the footnote where an entry was cited for the first time using \ifciteseen? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ backend=biber, citetracker=true, ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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No acm journal citation style for biblatex? [duplicate]

How do I add a valid ACM Citation style for biblatex with Biber to MikTex/Latex? I need to replace the IEEE Citation style (style=ieee) I used before and couldn't find a helpful solution with google. ...
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How to locate problematic character in .bib file

I received this message when I try to include my bibliography in the document with \printbibliography ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‐ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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Correct \printbibliography page number placement

I'm writing my thesis and the university requires that my page numbers for my bibliography be on the top right corner. Unfortunately, the default \printbibliographycommand does not allow me to change ...
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How to sort entries in a .bib file with biber

My question is similar to How to sort a .bib file with biber? I have a .bib file which is generated by Mendeley. Because it is generated, the entries are not formatted nor ordered. Also the order ...
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Biber 2.4, microtype, and special characters

I just performed an update of all packages in my texlive distribution (2015) and now I'm having trouble combining biber+biblatex with the microtype package. The error seems to arise only when using ...
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Biblatex & Biber in TexStudio on Windows - Central Bibliography

Introduction I have a TeX file that contains a number of references built using TeXStudio on Windows 10 using TeXLive as a backend. Since migrating from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/Biber I haven't been able ...
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(full)footcite with brackets [duplicate]

Is there a way to \footcite{key} or \fullfootcite{key} such that in the text there are no upper index numbers but numbers enclosed in brackets? Correspondingly, the footnote citation should ...
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How to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line

After receiving the suggestion to switch to using Biber in another quesiton, I am now giving it a try. Unfortunately, I seem to invariably end up with the messages LaTeX Warning: Citation 'History' ...
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Only reference key appears when using biblatex [duplicate]

I'm trying to include the references directly into the main file. The problem is that citations are undefined and only the reference key will appear. \RequirePackage{filecontents} ...
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Using biber with texify

I am unable to compile a document using texify and biber. The author of http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/78060/100410 mentioned there are issues in doing so. Does anybody know why? I am aware of arara ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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Reference [0] with defernumbers=true [duplicate]

I'm encountering problems with biblatex (Biber as backend). When defernumbers=true is specified references show all as [0] (style=numeric-comp) both in the text and in the numbering of the ...
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Sharelatex: Suddenly .bib files not found anymore

I have an issue regarding sharelatex and biber. Compiling it including all references has worked fine until last night, now that I opened it today I get amongst others: Empty bibliography on input ...
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biber stops during compilation, results in empty bbl file [closed]

I want to use lualatex and biber with the help of MiKTeX on Windows 8.1. Following is a MWE (test.bib) : \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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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} ...
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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 ...