I've just joined this site and recently started using LaTeX so please excuse me if I come across as a little naive of anything.
I installed TexMaker in Windows 7 and tried to follow this example: "awesome" example from Cambridge University (as well as many others tutorials) to simply make use of the Harvard style of references. However this did not work.
So I've instead decided to use Ubuntu 12.04 as an OS and install every package so that I know I'm not missing anything I "might" need. Here is what I've done so far:
sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install texmaker
That first step took forever to run and killed almost 2gigs of my hardisk space. However even after installing every single package possible I still can not run this above example from Cambridge. As I get the following error:
LaTeX Error: File
The "official documentation" is also far too long too read, but strangely doesn't even deal with the essentials, like how to set it up in x number of steps. But instead focuses on such things that hardly anybody would ever use.
Can anybody help me out on how to do a simple Harvard Reference for an assignment?
sudo apt-get install biblatex. Note this will give you a rather old version of
biblatex(and most regulars on this site tend to stick to the cutting- or even bleeding-edge). Another option, which I used to do myself, was install
biber) manually. It is really not that difficult; see this standard question. On Ubuntu 12.10, you get a newer TeX Live, which includes
biblatex, but will still be behind the current version.