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how to link sub-document with reference file for auto-completion in vim-latex?

I am writing a long document so I am making use of sub-documents and inserting them with \include. The problem I am facing is that as the \bibliography{} line is on the main .tex file the ...
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No *.bbl file generated by bibtex under emacs [closed]

I can't seem to figure out why my emacs/latex setup fails to produce a *.bbl file for generating references and in text citations. What makes this problem strange is that my setup works for a while ...
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Using a custom bst file

I made a custom Master Bibliographic Style File (, merlin.bs) (, with all the source files from CTAN) using makebst.tex. But I don't know how to use it with these template files. Thanks for your ...
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Space after et al. too big

I have a document as \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{,}{a}{}{;} \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\NAT@nmfmt}[1]{\textsc{#1}} \makeatother \begin{document} According to ...
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BibTeX with Diplomarbeit and Eprint

I found it a bit challenging to write a bibliography with Diplomarbeit and Eprints. From looking in http://arxiv.org I would need to use their bst style, which I don't know how to install local and ...
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BibTeX: “french” is not a string

I was trying to add french language support into gost-780 style. I modified some functions (bbl.vvolume, bbl.vvol, bbl.edition) and now I am getting error: "french" is a string literal not an ...
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Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?

This question led to a new package: checkcites While reading papers, I put those that I'd like to refer to or mention in customized .bib files (one .bib file for each paper). (Thanks to ...
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Use different bibliography styles for the same BibTeX database

I have a bibtex database which I'm sharing between a beamer presentation and my thesis. I would like the former to show just the title and authors of the article instead of the whole citation, since ...
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BibTeX: where to write Sir in author's name?

My bibtex style outputs Newton, S. I. Opticks, or a treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light [Text] / Sir Isaac Newton. [S. l.], 1730. 382 p. Google Books : ...
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(Author, year, abbr. journal name) as citation style

I'm using bibtex and natbib in beamer (by defining the newblock command). I would like to have citations in the slides in the format (Author, year, abbr. journal name) instead of just (Author, year), ...
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How to check invalid \cite{ENTRY} entries?

When I reference to non exiting bibliography entry See \cite{NON EXISTING} Instead of error, I result in document with See [?] How to do \cite{} checking ? I'd like to prevent citing non-exiting ...
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Tool to visualize connections between bibtex entries

I'm searching a tool to visualize connections between bibtex entries, for example same autor, references, same conference etc. The Visual Explorer from Microsoft has this feature, but I want to create ...
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Can I override the author name abbreviation in the abbrv bibliography style?

I'm using the \bibliographystyle{abbrv}. I have a paper in my bibliography, with an author whose first name has been abbreviated in the original paper with "Th." (the full name is unknown to me). ...
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How to mimic BibTeX change.case$ built-in command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Capitalizing strings ignoring closed class words Neither bibtex.exe nor bibtex8.exe can handle unicoded database properly. Newrtheless some peoplу (and me too) do use ...
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bibliography doesn' t appear, even though I have the .bbl

I am using TeXworks and have a problem with BibTeX. I compiled the .bbl file however I can't see the bibliography in the output. \usepackage[super]{natbib} \begin{document} bu bir ...
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\citep is not working

I am new to LaTeX (MiKTeX version) and try to get authoryear citation e.g. (Hugh et al., 2009) using \citep{MCOSW}. But rather it shows the whole list of authors with year at the end e.g. (Hugh ...
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Natbib: LASTNAME, Firstname (Year) style

I would like BibTeX citations to appear as LASTNAME, Firstname (year): Title etc. in the references. There should be no "bibliography key" [...] in the references section, and citations should ...
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In which order execute htlatex and bibtex?

I would like to learn the correct order of calling htlatex and bibtex. So far I tried the following order: htlatex main bibtex main htlatex main htlatex main and (I use pdflatex to generate pdfs ...
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SO-style Markups for References in the Bottom of the Page in Bibtex-ed Document?

I often have a long bibliography and then later I find that I should have a notice like this buying-list in a project (not that important so not wanting them to the bibtex). I find it overkill to ...
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Fine-tuning bibliography

This question concerns fine-tuning a bibliography. I collected bib files (that are available for download from the source of a journal article) and put them all in a single biblio.bib file. Here are ...
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Is there a citation manager which plays nicely with BibTeX and has automatic metadata import from PDFs?

This question is borderline TeX related but I think it may still be relevant. What is the best citation manager to use in conjunction with LaTeX? The cutting edge in citation management software ...
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References in ConTeXt

I am new to ConTeXt. I've just been playing around with it to see if I can start using for my regular work. My bibliography database is in the bibtex format. I can't seem to get the references to ...
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Citing a dictionary with BibTeX

Does BibTeX (ore one of its variants) have a dictionary entry? I have not been able to find much on this respect after a few searches on google and here.
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Best practice for quoting a website

How should I quote a website? E.g. I'm using the android reference. Here is my BibTeX entry: @ELECTRONIC{Google2012, author = {Google}, month = {01}, year = {2012}, title = {Android ...
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BibTeX, hyperref, natbib and very long (institutional) author names in references [closed]

Edit: having tried to make a MWE the issue I was having has gone away - so please disregard! I'm having trouble with a reference to a work by MIT, I have to cite this as "Massachusetts Institute of ...
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Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file

Normally, LaTeX will only create references for the BibTeX entries cited in the text. Is there a way of extracting these entries into a different .bib file automatically? For example if I have a .bib ...
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alternative bibliography with specific entries, without assuming a global bibliography

Following question to this one. I have a long document with a (single) bibliography at the end. For some reason, at two different points in my document I cite 3 sources, and need to typeset the ...
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WinEdt failing to consider multibib bibliographies outside the main tex file [closed]

I'm using multibib with WinEdt. If my main .tex file has: \usepackage{multibib} \newcites{acks}{Acknowledgement page references} then the pdflatexify process results in all the necessary output ...
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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How to hide URL from bibliography by using a harvard style?

I want my bibliography without URL fields. After modifying natbib here: \newcommand\harvardurl[1]{\textbf{URL:} \textit{#1}} to \newcommand\harvardurl[1]{} I noticed a blank line where the URL ...
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Displaying URL in bibliography exported from Mendeley

After following instructions from Mendeley on creating and exporting bib using bibtex, citations containing URL were incomplete in the bibliography output (url absent). For example: ...
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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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Citations aren't working in included file [closed]

Citations I place in included files come up as a '?', yet citations I place in the main file come up correctly. When the same citation is in both, it appears on both. I am compiling it in the order ...
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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Strange bug with multibib [closed]

Could someone help me with multibib? On windows machine with texlive 2011 installed the following file hangs during compilation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multibib} ...
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Identifying unique entries in similar bibtex bibliography files

How does one identify the unique bibliographic entries in a pair of substantially overlapping bibtex bibliography files? For instance, suppose bib file a.bib has the following entries: ...
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Set up TeXLipse for correct BibTeX creation / autocompletion

When I try to create my file with TeXLipse, it never creates the bibliography information correctly. I set up everything as described in the various tutorials. The current setup is like this: / /src ...
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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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Simple citation footnotes

I'm writing a paper and I would like to add some citations. I would like to put references (like [21]) in the text that, when clicked, point to the relevant link in the bibliography section at the end ...
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Stop bibtex from complaining about an empty note

When I bibtex foo.tex the following foo.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \begin{document} \cite{citation1} \bibliography{foo} \end{document} with this ...
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awk script for coverting BibTeX to XHTML

I found several nawk and gawk scripts scattered all over the Internet for converting BibTeX files to HTML mostly written in 90s. A quick look into source code indicates, not surprisingly, that some of ...
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Print Bibliography Only

I need to generate my references separately from the main document (i.e., one pdf with the content and one with the bibliography). I achieved this the following way: To generate the pdf lacking ...
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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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Custom citation keys

I am preparing a publication list in LaTeX in which I'd like to have custom keys to differentiate between paper types. For instance, if I originally I have: [1] journal publication 1 [2] journal ...
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Problem using \noopsort to sort on 'year' using natbib

In my efforts to familiarise myself with BIBTeX and natbib, I've been playing with the xampl.bib database which is shipped with the TeXLive 2011 distribution. I created a document (using the ...
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Bibliography entry out of alphabetical order with character Ş

I'm pretty new to TeX so please forgive me if this requires just a simple solution. I'm writing a thesis that uses almost 100% English characters exclusively, except for a case where an author I cite ...
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Hyphenate a series of consecutively numbered references [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)? I am using the package bibentry and the \cite command to include numerical references to a bibliography. If one cites ...
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Is there a way to remove the period from “et al.” in citations and the bibliography when using natbib?

Apologies if this has been asked and answered before, but while I've been able to resolve some of my queries from this resource, I can't seem to find an answer to this one. I have my own preferred ...
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abntex and hyphenat problems in url formatting

Problem I would like to disable all hyphenation within the document, but I want the bibtex URL entries to be properly hyphenated, and also properly linked according to the hyperref package. Because ...
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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 ...