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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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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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What is the proper way to cite a legal document?

I need to cite some decrees in my essay for philosophy of science class. I believe it is a common problem, so there should be a standardized way. Thanx.
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BibTeX natbib with super does not allow using occasional \citet

I am using natbib with superscript numbered citations as follows: \usepackage[super,comma,sort&compress]{natbib} It works great when I have the case This is a reference~\cite{author1999}. My ...
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Natbib: merging author(s) with the same name(s)

I defined the following command in my manuscript: \newcommand{\citesep}[2]{\citeauthor{#1}#2~\cite{#1}} which allows me to print, for instance, "Knuth and Tarjan's algorithm [16]" using \citesep{...
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Biblatex \textcite using a superscript reference number

I would like to typeset the citation number produced by \textcite as a superscript number, rather than enclosed by brackets, in line with the rest of my document. Is it possible to typeset "Author ^1" ...
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Biblatex: Automatic *Vgl.* & automatic quote indenting (depending on quote length)

Is it possible to create a command that: Whenever it exceeds a certain number of lines in the output (preferably 3), it will be typeset indented. The citation will automatically be typeset without "...
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Cite in the caption of a graphic but not in \listoffigures?

Sometimes I'd like to cite the reference in the caption of a graphic. But I want to avoid that this citation is displayed in the \listoffigures. How can I achieve that? Fore example with this code: \...
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Need to change citation format from [1] to (a)

I need to change the format of citations for my bibliography items to look like: "See Reference (a)" instead of "See Reference (1)" I have used code like: \renewcommand\@cite[1]{Reference~(#1)} ...
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Biblatex: Problems with *vgl.* and numbering in dynamic quotation command

In Biblatex: Automatic Vgl. & automatic quote indenting (depending on quote length) lockstep creates a quotation command based on previous contribitions by lockstep and Martin Scharrer that ...
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\citealp putting parentheses in citation inappropriately

I am using WinEdt with MikTeX 2.9 in a Windows 7 environment. I am having issues being able to get text in parentheses working correctly with a citation, specifically that when the document prints to ...
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AGSM bibliography style sometimes doesn't abbreviate to “et al.” for duplicate author+year

With BibTeX and the harvard/AGSM style, some references (from authors who have multiple papers per year) aren't abbreviated to "et al.", with the addition of a, b, et cetera. For example, with the ...
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Use of apacite package with subfiles package or standalone package results in LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble

I want to create a multi-file project for my thesis, in which I use separate files for sections. To be able to compile these separate files I tried using the subfiles package and the standalone ...
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Biblatex: No \postnotedelim for citations that aren't numerals

When I am citing pages in books, I use the citation format (Author 1982:45) But when I am citing something like paragraphs or online data with an ID number (i.e. things that aren't a plain ...
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Non superscript citations for figures

Is it possible to reference figures like so taken from \emph{ref. \cite{reference}} with non superscript numbers, while leaving the rest of the references in the bulk of the document untouched? ...
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Can I count the number of times each reference is cited?

I am writing a paper, and I would like to be able to find out automatically how many times each reference is cited. This could either be appended to the references in a printed version, or outputted ...
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Citation Style Language (CSL)

How can I use Citation Style Language(CSL) in LaTeX Bibliography? It seems fantastic, there is 2,803 Citation Style right now in Zotero Style Repository. The Citation Style Language (CSL) is an ...
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Cite pop-up in Texstudio doesn't show up anymore

I'm using TeXstudio 2.5.2 together with Jabref 2.9.2 and BibLaTeX. Everything in my document works fine except that when I enter \cite no pop-up with all the bibliography entries shows up. The weird ...
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How do you remove a space before a citation in LaTeX?

I have something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cite} \begin{document} Blah Blah (\cite{All14}) \bibliography{Ref} \bibliographystyle{alpha} \end{document} But LaTeX keeps placing a ...
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Show reference label when it is undefined

When a reference is undefined, LaTeX shows simply [??] which doesn't give much information. I would like it to show the label instead. This is useful when more collaborators work on the same preprint ...
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Biblatex, capitalization of arabic names and name prefixes

As we know, using the useprefix option, when name prefixes like von, della etc. are present in the bibliography, enables us to change name sorting as well as capitalize those prefixes using commands ...
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How can one cite theorems of references?

I would like to cite the item (iii) of proposition 3 of a reference. How can I do it? Which ways do you suggest? This is a question not only about LaTeX, but also about style. One option I have seen ...
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How to place a full citation in the abstract using BibTeX?

This question is similar to this one but not exactly the same. I would like to include a reference in the abstract of a paper. This reference should be the full reference, not a key, and it should ...
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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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BibLaTeX backref links to wrong page using hyperref

I'm trying to use the backref option of BibLaTeX for back-referencing, but the pages in the bibliography link to the wrong pages (even though the pages listed are correct). The link appears to be ...
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How do I get full or abbreviated citations to appear automatically in Tufte footnotes (sidenotes)? [closed]

I'm experimenting with a promising approach to generate generate abbreviated citations in Tufte documents automatically using \cite alone, once a reference has already been used. But I've encounters ...
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How do I print the cite key along with the entire .bib file?

I am trying to print an entire *.bib file. I would like to print the citation key along with all the entries in the .bib file. I can print my bibligraphic data file (.bib) but cannot get it to print ...
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\cite[page]{book} inside \caption[…]{…}

Is it somehow possible to put a citation including page specification, as in \cite[page]{book}, inside the list-of-figures-relevant caption of a figure, i.e. \caption[*HERE*]{...}? I can do \caption[...
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Biblatex: Multiple citation numbers all within same bracket with tthe ieee style

I'm using the ieee style for biblatex and when inserting citations I want [1,2,6-10] Right now I'm getting [1],[2],[6-10]. How can I change this?
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Italic citation reference for author name using natbib

I'm trying to get italics for the author name within the citation using natbib with agsm style. My MWE: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @BOOK{Smith2011, author = {...
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Cite Author's Full Name

I'd like to generate a linked citation with a full author's name. For instance, if I use According to \citet{bob2000} apples are tasty. And run with hyperref, I get the author's last name and a ...
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how to \cite without an entry in the bibliography?

Even though it may sound weird: is it possible to have a \cite{key}-command that cites a bibliographic item without including that item in the bibliography? As it were, I am looking for the opposite ...
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BibLaTeX: how to sort references by year within the citation

I am using biblatex with the following command: \usepackage[citestyle=numeric-comp,sorting=none]{biblatex}, and then add muptiple citations with, e.g. \cite{Lamont1985, Sorin1983}. I need 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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\renewcommand{\cite} does not work

I'm using \cite a lot in my document, but now I discovered that I really need \citep instead (from natbib). No problem, I thought, just redefine the \cite command: \renewcommand{\cite}[1]{\citep{#1}} ...
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How to generate multiple, numeric-style citation call-outs?

In my kile documents, I want to add multiple citations. For this I use the command \cite{cristo,taylor,polgar,phillips,speirs,simoes,roberto} The names in this command give numeric references, ...
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How to get an “and” before the last element in BibLaTeX's textcite commands?

When using \textcite or \textcites with more than one author in BibLaTeX, the result is not really usable and has to be fixed manually which can hardly be the point of the command: \documentclass{...
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page break in the middle of a \cite

With pdflatex all my citation are pdf hyperlinks to the respective entry in the bibliography. This causes a problem when occasionally Latex decides to do a page break in the middle of a citation so ...
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References spilling out of margin in bibliography

I have a search for this problem but all I could find was the case of reference citations in document spilling over, not the bibliography. Quite simple problem I hope... In my bibliography some of ...
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Biblatex \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes

I have the same situation as the following user: biblatex: Enhancing \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes I want to use \autocite within a \footnote. This results in the citation being ...
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Clash between bibentry and hyperref with bibstyle elsart-harv

I'm using the bibentry package for inserting my bibitems into a CV without printing the bibliography. This works just fine until I load hyperref. Then I get the error message Lonely \item--perhaps a ...
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Customized citation keys with biblatex

I have what follows: \documentclass{article} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @ARTICLE{refconf, author = {author}, title = {title}, keywords = {conference}} @ARTICLE{refjour, author = ...
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Can I place citations in captions using Tufte?

I'm trying to get Tufte marginal material (citations, footnotes, and captions) to support incorporate citations as they do in the Tufte books. What I'm looking for is the "conversational" style that's ...
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BibLaTeX: Making verbose-authoryear fullbibliography at once

Because @Andy found that my question has an inconsequence, I rewrote my question with new style (cbx) file (thanks!). Verbose is a good style in our research field, in so far as books are cited only ...
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Citations with no date, e.g. (Aristotle n.d.)

I need to cite a work from antiquity that has no known date, using natbib and author-year citations. The best suggestion I've found is to write the citation using "n.d." (no date) for the year of ...
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Biblatex custom cite command

I recently started using biblatex and I'm looking for some custom cite commands. The \footfullcite takes up too much space so I wanted to create some \footcite command myself that would only produce ...
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biblatex footcite and footnote

In a document, I am using \usepackage[style=mla,babel=hyphen,backend=biber]{biblatex} together with the \footcite command, and everything is perfect. There is a difficulty when I want to include a ...
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Remove indent with \cite

I don't want to have a space between my bracket and the default square bracket generate by the package cite. When I write: (\cite{ref1,ref2}) the result is: ( [1], [2]) instead of ([1], [...
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Biblatex: nested citations with the \textcites command

I'd like to type a citation within the text and another citation inside the parenthesis for the year, something like this: The work of Author 1 (year; cited by Author 2, year) For this, I've ...
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Differentiating multiple authors having same surname (last name)

I am citing works of two authors, say, K. Lee 2010 and V. Lee 2010. When I used apacite package, it took care of making sure that in the text if multiple authors have same surname then their first ...