{biblatex} is a complete reimplementation of the bibliographic facilities provided by LaTeX. It has its own backend {biber} which can be used instead of {bibtex} and which supports, e.g., full {unicode}, highly customisable sorting, data source filtering, and customisable field inheritance.

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How can I automatically abbreviate page ranges in citations (biblatex)

I am using biblatex for my citations, and I was wondering if there was a way to automatically abbreviate the page ranges in citations. (The reason I ask is because I have them all in long-style, and I ...
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Customize appearence of bibliography entries from “biblatex”

I'm using biblatex for producing the bibliography in my document, and I wish to customize the entries. More specifically, I want to reduce the font size used for the URL as they tend to overflow. ...
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How can I stop \footcite from hijacking my beamer columns?

I have prepared a beamer presentation for a seminar. I already have presented, but in trying to change traditionally-cited references (with a number superscript and the reference typesetted at the end ...
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Is it ok to omit a 'required' field in a bibliography entry?

Say I have a bibliography entry that looks like this: @INPROCEEDINGS{FHA98, author = {Eric Foxlin and Michael Harrington and Yury Altshuler}, title = {Miniature 6-DOF intertial system for ...
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Combine reference citations

I would like the reference citation to appear like [1-4], rather than [1], [2], [3], [4]. Here is my MWE \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \begin{document} Some text \bibliographystyle{unsrt} ...
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biblatex: only wrap url string in \url if it is not already wrapped that way

I am using a customized BibLaTeX bibliography style in which I use the following macro: \newbibmacro{archive}[1]{\\\textsc{Archived:}\ \url{#1}}. I use this to format certain urls, it is called from ...
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biblatex: No pagebreak in bibliography entry

Is it possible to tell biblatex to never split a bibliography entry across two pages? Ideally this should work for both \cite and \fullcite.
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biblatex: How to remove the comma before ed./eds.?

How can I remove the comma before ed. or eds. and put this abbreviation in parentheses? I'm using biblatex. For example this reference: Dozy, Reinhart, ed.: Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes. ...
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biblatex-dw: Using back references in footnotes

Problem Using the biblatex package with the authortitle-dw style I'd like point from a footnote back to its first occurence -- where it has been cited as a whole due to the firstfull=true-option -- ...
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Download citation count to include in bibliography

I am using LaTeX and biblatex for my CV. I would like a little bit of magic to automatically fetch citation counts of my publications from Scopus and stick it into the references in my publication ...
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Custom prefix in footnotes with biblatex

I have another question about customizing footnote-citations with biblatex. For common citations of facts or observations from some article, I want to add a prefix to my footnotes. It's meant to ...
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Biblatex bibilographic data in the main file

I have been using Bibtex. When I send a source file to a journal I always put the bbl file into it. I am looking into Biblatex and it looks like that will not work. Is there a way to get ...
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biblatex authoryear-icomp: How to change parenthesis to [asdf 1985]

Sadly I didn't find any solutions in the biblatex doku nor in google. Can anybody please point me out how to change the parenthesis of the authoryear-icomp (or authoryear style) from (author year) ...
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conflict with biblatex and custom class

I am customizing apa6e for a large report. I need the functionality of apa6e's leavefloats option. But when that option is passed to the class, biblatex-apa doesn't work, giving me an error about the ...
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Biblatex, verbose-ibid, journal title for repeated citations

I am using Biblatex, and verbose-ibid, and I would like to use author, name of journal for repeated citations of the same article, and author, editor's name and short title of the book for conference ...
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biblatex: How to build a testing environment

Maybe the question is also of interest beyond biblatex but here's the thing: I recently published my biblatex style biblatex-fiwi and I'm always having trouble making sure that updates don't lead to ...
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Auto-completion for citation in Kile using Biblatex

Currently in Kile you can get citation auto-completion when using BibTeX. You just add \bibliography{file} and Kile knows from this where the bib file is and what is in it. However biblatex does not ...
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Allow line break in BibLaTeX output

I have an BibLaTeX entry which causes in \printbibliography command a overful hbox. How can I tell BibLaTex that a line break is allowed without a minus symbol? In my case I have a text like ...
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How to get rid of the “In:” prefix in some bibliography entries using BibLaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suppress “In:” biblatex In the bibliography list I have the entry like: Author (Year). Title_of_the_article. In: Title_of_the_Journal. Ed. by Editor. ...
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biblatex URL shown twice in bibliography

I didn't find a solution in the web, so I'm asking here. I am using authoryear-icomp style for my bibliography (without any modification). When I have a BibTeX entry like: ...
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N first words command for citation style

I need a way to get to display three first words of the title in citations and if some words did not get displayed add dots. I am using Biblatex. \nfirstwords[3]{I Like Apples and Oranges}{\dots} ...
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I am trying to substitute a field (Title) by another custom field (Titlept - title in portuguese) if it exists. Any suggestions?

I've tried to edit a bibmacro copied from standard.bbx. But it does not work. Another solution would be to copy the contents of Titlept into Title, but the Biblatex documentation seem clumsy to me in ...
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Biblatex: Combine filters

I posted the exact same question on comp.text.tex I wonder if I am missing something or not, but I think the following feature for biblatex would be great: Biblatex offers the possibility to define ...
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Problem: Different authors result in same citation symbol

Behavior: Using biblatex's alphabetic style, I'm citing "Mr. Stark" and "Stack Exchange Inc.", both of 2010. In both cases I get [Sta10] as a reference symbol. Problem: The reader cannot know whom ...
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biblatex: different output for one, two, or three authors

I'm using/customizing the verbose style in biblatex. This is the desired output, depending on the number of authors (just focussing on the authors): Apple, Anthony. Title. [⇦ 1 author] Banana, ...
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How to make biblatex persistent choice in kile for Bibliography settings?

In kile, there is a setting: LaTeX -> Bibliography -> Settngs -> Settings for biblatex I would like to know the following regarding this setting: (a) what does it do? (because there ...
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biblatex conflict with showkeys package?

For a long time I wondered why biblatex did not typeset author names with \Citeauthor in upper case, until I finally could isolate the problem: When the showkeys package is loaded, the name "von ...
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Where can I put biblatex style modifications?

Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles says: Finally, assuming that I'll want to use my style adjustments in a multitude of documents: Where do I put the relevant macro stuff? The ...
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Colon (:) instead of period (.) after author with biblatex, alphabetic

With biblatex, alphabetic style, I have <author>. <title> But I want to have a colon ":" instead of the period "." after the author: <author>: <title> What do I ...
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How do I make biblatex-chicago flow from one page to the next more often?

I've noticed four things when writing my current essay: LaTeX will automatically cause your title to be moved to the next page to avoid having the title and paragraph on separate pages This on ...
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How to turn off firstinits for a single entry with biblatex?

I have taken the data from the Steel Statistical Yearbooks (from each of them from 1978--2011) and made various plots from it. Naturally I want to cite it. Reading the biblatex documentation, I've ...
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biblatex: no pages for article

I have to cite articles without page numbers, book sections however are supposed to have them. I'm using the following code to avoid the "pp." before the pages: ...
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Sorting of author names like “von Beethoven” with biblatex

I wonder how I can get a proper sorting of names in the bibliography. In the following example, "von Beethoven" is at the position "v", but it should be sorted as "Beethoven" under "B". ...
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“Cannot find file” error when running biber

I'm commuting to using the new biber/biblatex system of referencing. Previously I have been using bibtex as a backend and have tried converting to biber. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 under windows xp sp3. I ...
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Layout issue with biblatex

On the screenshot you can see that the ISBN number breaks the layout: How can I fix the layout? On my small attatched example the layout is not so much demaged like in my real work but you will ...
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: ...
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APA Style: Journal Vol(Num) sometimes, but only Vol other times

In another question, I noticed the difference between APA Style Guide 6th ed and biblatex-apa output. Specifically, APA 6th ed (which foregoes the Number of the journal and lists instead only ...
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Biblatex: Per-entry changes to citation field

This should be a relatively quick question. I'm using Biblatex's authoryear(-icomp, not that that really matters here) citation style, but there are a small number of works where the author-year ...
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page number location in biblatex

I am using \printbibliography command to create bibliography in biblatex. The problem is the page number is located at the center bottom while i want it to be at the right bottom. I don't have the ...
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First initials only in elsarticle (biblatex incompatible)

I have bib files with a mixture of full first names and first initials only (and the same for middle names). I have to submit a paper in elsarticle now and would like to make this consistently first ...
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using biblatex with res.cls

I am having a problem getting biblatex to work with res.cls I have successfully used biblatex using the article class to create a nice bibliography the way I want it to look. However, when I try and ...
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Bibliography tooltips with XeLaTeX and automated workflow [closed]

I would like to make bibliographic entries appear in a popup tooltips (in a supporting PDF viewer) when you hover over the citation key. An approach to realise this was discussed here: Showing the ...
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Hanging references using \fullcite

I need APA style hanging references using \fullcite. For example I need \fullcite because I want the reference cited where I want in the document, unlike at the end of the document using \cite. ...
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Displaying selected bibliographic items in the body of the text

I have to prepare a beamer presentation on the topic of citations and bibliographies. So I should be able to display selected bibliographic items in the slides as examples in most of the slides. I ...
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biblatex authoryear-comp and name aliases

Using the authoryear-comp style I often cite different authors having the same last name. The biblatex package options backend=biber,style=authoryear-comp,firstinits=true,uniquename=init eliminate ...
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Footnote and square brackets in biblatex

I'm a TeX beginner and I've been trying to sift through the biblatex manual in order to get the citation style I want, but with very little luck. What I have now is this: \usepackage[ ...
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Biblatex cite with footnote only once, with use of brackets

I've started putting into practice the answer to this question. Yet I would like to change this so that there are brackets around the citations: in the superscript in text, in the superscript in ...
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Problem with memoir and biblatex together

For no reason I can understand, I can't compile the following using TexLive 2011: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage{biblatex} \bibliography{mnwe-thesis} \begin{document} Following ...
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using biblatex -formatting References section

I am studying biblatex and I'm using just a basic file... \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} %\usepackage[style=authortitle]{biblatex} %\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex} ...
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Having several keys refer to the same bibliography entry

Is it possible to have several keys referring to the same bibliography entry (using biblatex+Biber)? For example, I'd like \cite{Tolkien:1954:LordOfTheRings} and \cite{lotr} to have exactly the same ...