{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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biblatex footcite author and title

I need a footcite that returns: 1) Author: last name all capitalized-first and medium name only the first letter capitalized. In this order: last name comma space first name dot. 2) Title: First ...
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Bibliography spacing with BibLaTeX (and two columns)

I need to fine tune the distances marked as A, B, C and D in the figure below. Any suggestions? In particular, I would like B=0pt, and the other three to be small. I am using BibLaTeX and two ...
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Disappearing characters Xelatex?

I've noticed that when I compile my .tex file (xelatex -- biber -- xelatex), that several characters (like π and Λ) become missing. Here is what I'm getting: [1] P. del Amo Sanchez et al. ``Searches ...
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How to correctly position biblatex \autocite?

I'm using biblatex 1.2a and \autocite because I don't know if the final format of the book will require inline or superscript citations. Seems the correct usage of \autocite is preceding it by a ...
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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Biblatex: How to suppress same author of multiple citations?

I need to use the features of biblatex's verbose citestyle but I don't want it to repeat the author's name in multiple citations by the same author (like the authortitle-comp option). Currently, ...
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Is there an ebib-like bibliography manager for emacs designed for biblatex? [closed]

I've been using ebib to manage my .bib files, but I've just switched over from using bibtex to using biblatex & biber to actually generate the bibliographies in documents. Obviously the file ...
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Internal bibliography with biblatex

I would like to have a paper's bibliography entries inside its .tex file instead of outside in a .bib file. Is this possible with biblatex? My reason for asking this is that I want to find the most ...
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biblatex: how to add a key with authoyear style [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding an [AuthorYear] block at the beginning of bibliography entries I use biblatex on Ubuntu 11.04 (TeXLive 2009, biblatex 0.9, no biber). The style is authoyear. In ...
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\StrLeft has no effect on \citetitle

\footfullcite uses too much space so I decided to define a own command. I called it \footshortcite. It only display a pre- and a post-Option and the Author with Year. However, I don't like that most ...
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biblatex: What's the first character of a field?

I would like to know, what's the first character of the value of the editor field. If the character is a curly bracket "{" the value should be printed for example bold, if the first character is ...
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bibtex: editor field: how to clasp a none-name value?

For compiling a bibliography I'm using BibLaTex and for managing the bib-file I'm using BibDesk. The names-sequence is surname before given name(s) separated by a comma. For example: Müller, Peter ...
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Displaying short version of author name in citations

I was wondering whether there is any way to change single entries in a bibliography. I want the cite command to give me a short version of this very long entry. I know I could change it manually in ...
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URLs with % signs in them in bibtex files: how to get corect links after compiling with biber/biblatex

I have a bibtex file entry with a URL field so: url = {{http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0025-570X\%28198912\%2962\%3A5\%3C291\%3AHRATQS\%3E2.0.CO\%3B2-8}} where I have manually escaped each ...
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Biblatex: Idiom for testing contents of list field

I am creating a Biblatex bibliography style for legal citations. In one particular case, I need to format the citation (of a court decision, i.e. jurisdiction) differently depending on the particular ...
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How to enter Excerpt in biblatex?

Are any of the entry types in biblatex particularly well suited for referencing an excerpt? For example: Lucas, Édouard. Recherches sur plusieurs ouvrages de Léonard de Pise et sur diverses questions ...
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biblatex: Cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

I'm using biblatex 1.4b, and Biber 0.9. However, I think the problem is with my settings, not with the versions of those programs. I'm trying to cite a single author, and produce their name, followed ...
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How to omit author field of a citation locally in biblatex?

I need to create a list of citation shorthands, but my document only uses shorthands to works of one single author. The full citation scheme in shorthands is, therefor, redundant: It should omit the ...
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Biblatex and Chicago - leading space before location in footnotes

I'm having a problem eliminating a leading space which has appeared between the opening bracket and the location of a publisher in Chicago style footnote references created with Biblatex. For ...
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Hyphenation of bibliographies with multiple languages using xelatex,xgreek and biblatex

I am trying to use XeLaTeX to produce a document written in Greek that includes both English and Greek bibliography. i am using for this purpose a combination of xgreek, biblatex packages and biber. ...
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Biblatex @ONLINE reference not printing all information [closed]

I'm using Biblatex and having trouble getting an @ONLINE to cite correctly in the bibliography. Here's the preamble: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex} ...
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Biblatex: Linked \parencitetitle

How can I define a citation command that works like biblatex's \citetitle but is in parentheses and linked to the corresponding bibliography entry? (\citetitle itself is not linked)
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How to make cross-referencing with shorthands?

Could somebody help me to make shorthands when I cite entries Inproceedings with Proceedings as crossref? I use this code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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\addbibresource undefined control sequence with MikTex

I'm using the latest version of MikTex, which comes with biblatex, and I can't get biblatex to work. It breaks in the preamble: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Biblatex: Format the date of an article differently for different journals

I am trying to develop a Biblatex style for English (academic) legal citations. For the moment I am not trying to deal with the citation of cases (which is going to be very tough), but just with the ...
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biblatex-ieee and supra note

I know this is sort of short notice (I'd posted a similar cry for help at LaTeX Community), but I have a thesis due Monday and the one thing standing between me and being ready (layout-wise) is this: ...
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Compilation problem after running bibtex [closed]

I'm having the following problem: My document compiles properly before running bibtex. When I try to recompile after running the bibtex command it gave this compiling error: Runaway argument? ...
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How to solve Undefined-Control-Sequence Error for biblatex in AucTeX

After reading many great things about biblatex in the forum, I would like to start using it. I tried the steps given in What to do to switch to biblatex? on a file on which I am already using BibTeX, ...
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Adding page number to footnote citation

Is there a way to specify the page number to follow a footnote citation, so that I get something like, e.g.: John Doe, LaTeX Manual (New York: Smith Publishing, 2003), 33. I would like to be able to ...
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XIV pages in page counts?

Is it possible to make biblatex output page counts for both the regular pages and the roman-numbered pages, for example: Cook, Theodore Andrea. The Curves of Life : Being an Account of Spiral ...
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How to hide some references in biblatex?

I've almost figured out how to cite a multi-volume book (as per my other question). I've separated it into 3 entities - and then used Set to put it into bibliography. @Book{Boncompagni_2_vol, ...
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Spell out Volume and Edition # in words - Biblatex in German?

Is it possible to make Biblatex output the word "Second" (in German) instead of the number 2? For example here is my preamble: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ sorting=none, ...
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Have biblatex reference numbers match the footnote numbers

I want to use biblatex so that I can use \footcite in a normal text, which generates a footnote that has a bit of information in it. The rest of the information should be in the section generated by ...
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Language in biblatex?

If I want to produce a referece like this in my bibliography: Boncompagni, Baldassarre. Tre scritti inediti di Leonardo Pisano. — Firenze : Tipografia Galileiana, 1854. — 122 p. (in Lat.) Do I use ...
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How to cite a motion picture or TV show?

I want to cite motion pictures and TV series using commands such as \citep{} and a external bibtex file. What is the proper way? I'm using the natlib package and the configuration commands ...
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biblatex: sentence case and nested quotation marks

If a title contains formatting commands, how can we hook in \MakeSentenceCase to ensure correct casing and, say, nesting of quotation marks? The example below doesn't work; the quotes are properly ...
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biblatex and bibnamedash

I'm trying to figure out with biblatex how to have a dash instead of a ibidem when an author is repeated on the same page with \footcite. Here is what I have so far: \documentclass[fleqn,10pt]{book} ...
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Biblatex-mla gives me a \smartcite error

Using: Biblatex 1.4a Biblatex-mla 0.95 Biblatex set up as follows: \usepackage[style=mla,autocite=footnote,backref=true,backend=biber]{biblatex} When I run XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version ...
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Biblatex and custom bibtex entries - is it possible?

Is it possible to have entries in a bib file with custom @entry types? For example, below I have entries I've created for a legal encyclopaedia and a United Nations document. ...
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running biblatex-biber with xelatex (editor:notepad++; distro: miktex)

i would like to set up a workflow that uses biblatex-biber with xelatex, on notepad++. the backend=biber in the biblatex environment. can someone explain the command line sequence to me? as i ...
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How to manage the list of abbreviations for periodicals?

I cite a lot of articles of the same magazine of different years. So I would like to make an abbreviation of this magazine to put in footnotes and in the list of abbreviations. I mean one shorthand ...
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Crossrefs not showing up in bibliography with biblatex

I'm using BibDesk for mac (just a front-end for creating and maintaining a BibTex file) and BibLaTeX-mla. The problem I'm having is that as long as I'm setting BibLaTeX to style=mla, then the citation ...
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BibTeX — how to write more information in the output

I have a nice detailed bib file, but the output shows more less, than I want. @book{konstruktionselemente, title={{Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus~2: Grundlagen von Maschinenelementen ...
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To make the russians and greeks authors' surnames in small caps in biblatex

I'm writing a bachelor in French and when I cited books in Russian and Greek the authors' surnames wasn't displayed in footnotes and in bibliography in small caps, in the same text there are no such ...
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\fullcite not printing references in APA format.

I am using biblatex and biblatex-apa for formatting references in APA format. I am using \fullcite to print the full reference in APA format as I have to describe the printed reference. In my case I ...
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How to format the extrayear field in biblatex

In author-year citation/bibliography styles, multiple publications by the same author in the same year are formatted with a lowercase letter after the year: Smith 2011a ... Smith 2011b etc. In ...
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Bibliography style which extracts only the initials of the first names

I would like the author names in the bibliography to be of the form "Lastname, A.B." I thought that it is the bibliography style file like APA or Chicago which will choose only the initials of the ...
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biblatex-chicago, alphabetical bibliography

I'm using biblatex-chicago, and the bibliography is being sorted by order of citation instead of alphabetically. How can I fix this?
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Redefine a command, including its arguments, to to do nothing

I want to easily typeset my documents without all references (the reason is that I need a version of the document without footnotes to count the words without footnotes). I use biblatex to create the ...
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How to print, with biblatex, the bibliography with the whole content of my bib-file?

Should be an obvious question but Google fails to asnswer it :) I am trying to fine-tune the biblatex output. To test the result, I would like to see how it works for all entries in my bib-file. Is ...