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Oct
8
accepted biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Oct
8
comment biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Thanks! +1+\checkmark. Worth another +1 for the additional advice, too.
Oct
8
asked biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
I'll qualify that even further: "getting started" should only be a very small subset of the information given in those nine sections, which together are completely overpowering.
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Audrey: I'm sorry, but I tend to agree with Mico. The biblatex manual points me, a quavering newbie, to nine different, disjoint sections. IMO, what it needs is a chapter called "Getting Started" which takes you through those nine bits in sequence, and outside a context of reference material. That isn't a complaint; I realise that the package authors are (a) very generous with their time already and (b) probably have real lives to get on with. Maybe when I'm less of a newbiw, I'll contribute this bit of writing...
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
Thanks again, for the addendum. My Companion has a big lump on bibliographies, bibtex, etc, but it's from 1994 (1st ed). I'll give it a more concentrated read...
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Mico: Thanks. That was my first question to them: surely you mean small caps? 'Nooo,' was the answer, 'uppercase letters'. Why oh why is the world so full of crap?
Oct
7
revised How to get started with Bibliographies
Added note on editor usage
Oct
7
revised How to get started with Bibliographies
Exoanded on environment, added addition subquestion
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
Thanks, @Mico. I am finding the biblatex manual a bit heavy on my eyelids. I've updated the question to ask about the precise relationships between the front-ends, back-ends, and UTF8
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@mas: That's absolutely correct, though I didn't want to bog us all down with too many detailed questions (and there are lots!) at this stage. One case, at least, requires a bastardized so-called 'Harvard' citation (parenthetical author-year) and bibliography style (with UPPERCASE NAMES, God help us), plus separate bibliography sections for {\cite}d and {\nocite}d. I think I'm going to ask everyone not to address these problems here, though, as I suspect they will be better as separate questions, later, when I'm not a complete Dummies in the subject.
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Alan: Thanks, Alan. Sorry to hear about JabRef; I took a look at it yesterday, as it happens, and absolutely hated the UI... So I guess I'd better visit it again.
Oct
7
asked How to get started with Bibliographies
Oct
3
comment How can I avoid compiling twice?
Nice, but I can't see a texify in my TexLive, which is up-to-date with everything 24 hours ago...
Oct
3
comment paragraph design and single lines
Wow, crazy prices: $122 from Amazon, £122 from Amazon UK
Sep
30
comment What does 'double spacing' mean?
The typewriters I've know (and loved) have a gearwheel on the roller with the gears at one-half line intervals (ie. 0.5\baselineskip). There's a cam, set by a lever, which positions a detent in such a way as to make the return advance the roller by two, three, or four notches, giving you single-, one-and-a-half-, or double-spacing (in typewriter-speak, of course).
Sep
29
comment How to form braces or brackets used in math formulas around nodes in a TikZ picture?
Sorry, I have to disagree that it's an exact duplicate, as the referenced question doesn't involve Tikz...
Sep
29
comment Best practices references
Hmmm, I'll take that "under advisement"
Sep
27
asked How to configure latexmk to work recursively? (PDF Thumbnails)
Sep
23
revised Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?
added 39 characters in body