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Question mark or bold citation key instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document?

Is there any way to have BibTeX insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them and ...
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Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)?

Is there a way so that, when I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, me2,...
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Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key

I thought it would be useful to have bibliographic entries displayed as a tooltip so readers are not interrupted by following hyperlinks or trying to find the Bibliography, so I created the following ...
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Ignore citations in captions in list of figures when numbering

When using the \cite command in figure captions and the ieeetr bibliography style, then BibTeX numbers the citations as appearing earlier than they do in reality (i.e. the first citation in the ...
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Natbib In-Text Citation displays (author?)

I have taken a look through many other questions on this subject but cannot seem to fix my issue. Essentially while references display correctly I cannot get the author citation to appear in my text ...
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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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Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex

I am using biblatex for citations and bibliography. Now I often have lists of multiple citations, for which biblatex has the \cites command. Now I can get citations to automatically sort if I don't ...
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Use BibTeX key as the cite key

I tried to use natbib and other attempts but for vain. I would like to produce a cite key which is identical to the BibTeX entry. For example, if I have a BibTeX entry Bt98, then I want \cite{Bt98} to ...
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biblatex : which style for a footnote once then nothing?

Ok sorry for this not so clear title. I'm having trouble to express & find what seems so simple :s I'm biblatex and I would like to know which citation style/bibliographical style and/or option I ...
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Why should I put a ~ before \ref or \cite?

My question is in the title of this post, but extends to other referencing commands like \eqref, \citep, \citet (and the like) as well.
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Author name of \textcite as possessive

When using biblatex I often use \textcite. Sometimes I want to write things like "Smith's (2000) formulation of x is" instead of "Smith (2000) formulates x as". How do I achieve this? Or more ...
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How to abbreviate journal name in citation

I'm writing my research proposal and my supervisor wants me to abbreviate the journal name (and remove part of the month from the publication date). How can I achieve that? Edit: I am using BibTeX ...
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hyperlink name with biblatex authoryear

I am using biblatex with the authoryear styles. So far I've been able to find everything I need easily in the excellent documentation, but I'm stuck on one thing. With my current settings (below) ...
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Multiple citations with pages using BibLaTeX

How can I do multiple citations with page numbers using bibLaTeX/biber? I have tried \cite[2,3,4]{ref1,ref2,ref3,ref4} but it doesn't work.
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Cite in theorem environment argument

When I try to cite a book in such a way \begin{theorem}[\cite[p.~90]{bibitem}] Theorem body. \end{theorem} I've got an error because of multiple use of [ and ]. Is it possible to cite in such a way ...
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“Allowing line break at ',' in inline math mode” breaks citations

In answering another question allowing line break at ',' in inline math mode, Stefan Kottwitz suggested two excellent ways to allow line breaks in inline math mode after ,. One way was to use the \...
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Changing default \citet font in biblatex

I'm using biblatex to manage my citation in a natbib style : \usepackage[style=alphabetic,maxnames=6,natbib=true]{biblatex} However when I use the \citet command, the author's name is in a \textsc ...
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biblatex, authoryear-icomp: brackets around the year in footnotes

I use biblatex with the cite-style authoryear for footnotes, which results in Chang et al. 2005, p. 1116. Faculty guidelines require Chang et al. (2005), p. 1116. though. Which files need ...
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Displaying in-text citations in a compressed way (e.g. [1-3]) instead of the default one [1]-[3] using cite package inside IEEEtran/journal mode

I have been trying to display the in-text citations in the following format: [1-3], or [1, 6-8] which looks like it is the default one inside the cite package, but what I get is: [1]-[3] ...
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How do I make LaTeX push long citations to a new line?

When I use the \cite command for my citations, often LaTeX will overflow the margins for my lines, and the text looks pretty bad. How can I make LaTeX push long citations to the next line ...
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biblatex: Tighter integration of \textcite “in the flow of text”

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex Many biblatex citation styles feature the \textcite command which is "intended for use in the flow of text, replacing the subject of a ...
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bibtex and genitive / possessive 's: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”

Is there an automatic way to attach a genitive apostrophe or " ' s " to an author's name? Currently I use: \citeauthor{kuran1989}'s \citeyear{kuran1989} But since this comes up regularily I'd like ...
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Line break in citation with organization as author

I have the following reference: @MISC{EX2012, author = {{S}ingle {A}uthor {O}rganization}, year = {2012}, title = {Example} } A citation for this is breaking after "Author", but extending ...
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Biblatex: tricks with repeated citations in footnotes

I'm trying to adapt the citation formatting provided by the verbose-trad2 style for biblatex to conform to very particular specifications I've been given. I think verbose-trad2 is the closest to all ...
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Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation

I'm looking for a kind of extended draft mode which places the source code position of paragraphs, sectioning commands and figures etc. as marginpars or similar in the PDF, so that they appear on a ...
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biblatex - quote in chronological order but bibliography list must be alphabetical order

I want to use more than one type of specification in my bibliography. I want to quote in chronological order but have the bibliography list in alphabetical order. If I am quoting 2-3 references in ...
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biblatex: Switching languages for *citations* according to the bibentry's “hyphenation” field

Quoting from section 3.1.2.1 of the biblatex manual: [The babel] option controls which language environment is used if the babel package is loaded and a bibliography entry includes a ...
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biblatex: How to omit “p.” at \cite?

I'm using \cite[1]{A01}. The result is Author 2001, p. 1 The desired result is Author 2001, 1 How do I achieve that? I'm aware of biblatex: How to remove the parentheses around the year in ...
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How to embed citations into footnotes? [closed]

How can I put a reference at the bottom of the page to something that I'm using? I need to do this the European way: so I want to place a small number at the end of the sentence that stands higher ...
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Apacite: suppress initials intext?

I am writing a doctoral thesis and I am using APAcite to set the references in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Mostly this has worked perfectly fine, but I would like to suppress the ...
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How do I set up my LaTeX document to enable me to cite from my BibTeX bibliography?

This may be an overly simplistic question but please bear with me... I have a BibTeX bibliography containing all of my references, set up using BibDesk. I am now trying to cite these references in my ...
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Bibliography with page numbers

In GKP's Concrete Mathematics, there is a useful and interesting feature I would like to see in more books. The bibliography entries include: a - the page numbers where the book or article is cited ...
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What is the difference in citing/referencing with or without tilde?

I've seen examples referencing a table as follows: Table~\ref{table:overview} shows an overview of all the elements. What is the use of the tilde in front of \ref or \cite and when do you have to ...
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How to cite one bibentry in full length in the body text?

I am using the natbib package. Now I want to have a bibliography entry cited in full length in the text. That should also appear in the bibliography are. For example Text text... Mr. ABCD (...
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\nocite{*} for single bibdatasources with biblatex/biber

Several bibliography resources are used in one single tex-document. They resources have been added using: \addbibresource{}. Now I'd like to use the \nocite{*} command to print all references of one ...
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biblatex: Handling secondary (“quoted in”) citations

This question and the answer became part of a package: biblatex-musuos How can I qoute secondary quotes which I’ve taken form another book. Example Jon Doe writes a book an cites Fred Bloggs in ...
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Macro for formatting names (initials or full name)

I want to write full names of authors in the LaTeX source, but assign different roles to them, and then via macro decide whether to print the full first name or just initials: In the work of \artist{...
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Why do hyperref and harvard not work together properly?

In my current work, I cannot seem to get the packages harvard and hyperref to work together properly. A small example: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Problem Footcite Biblatex

I need some help for using the \footcite command together with Biblatex. I’m using the authoryear style. According to the guidelines for my thesis, the footnote must have the following structure: ...
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Superscript page numbers with natbib

I'm with an annoying problem with natbib. When the super parameter is used, the citation happily goes superscript but the page or chapter number doesn't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers, ...
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Automatically creating a table from datatool using references in the text

This question is based on Peter Grill's answer to "Table including rows of a master table".. The function \PrintDTLTable takes an optional list of rowIDs (first row of the data file) as its first ...
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“direct” quotations and “entire paragraph” quotations

I need two types of citations which I have not figured out how to define: (see highlighted in grey) 1) As Owens stated (2008, p.97), ‘the value of...’ 2) Simone de Beauvoir (1972, p.365) ...
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Can I automatically generate abbreviated citations in Tufte documents after the first occurrence?

In documents using Tufte document classes (tuft-handout or tuft-book) \cite is replaced by a footnote (which appears as a sidenote) corresponding to the full bibliography entry for the cited work. ...
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Automatically citing all entries in a class in a bib file

I usually add my publications to my CV from my bib file (using biblatex). At first, I used to manually cite each entry, but as the list grows, it's becoming a chore (especially since there are quite a ...
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How do I cite author in LaTeX?

How do I cite authors in LaTeX? I tried using natbib package ---- doc.tex ---- ... \usepackage{natbib} ... \citeauthor{736184} ... ---- doc.bib ---- @inproceedings{736184, author = {Broder, ...
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Citing author's full name in biblatex

How can I cite an authors full name (= first name + last name) in biblatex? @book{Gladwell2005, author = {Gladwell, Malcolm}, address = {New York, NY}, publisher = {Back Bay Books}, ...
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Possessive cite in biblatex-chicago (authordate)

For my master's thesis I changed my citation package from harvard with bibtex to biblatex-chicago with authordate and bibtex8, primarily because I need babel to translate my bibliography to Norwegian. ...
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Check if an entry is cited multiple times

I am trying to find out whether it is currently possible to have a test in Biblatex that tests at the very first time an entry is cited whether the same entry will be cited more than once in the ...
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How to make citations appear within square brackets [ ] instead of parentheses ( )?

I'm using a this freely downloadable latex class file and the style is set to \bibliographystyle{ieeetr}. But when I cite something with \cite{} I get it inside (). For example I get it as abc et al....