first of all, I'm a tex virgin so my knowledge of the tools and terminology is pretty much at the same level with a fish.
I'm using Win7(64 bit). I installed winEdt.
I want to write a paper with a custom referencing style that my school demands. It is very similar to harvard style with some differences (3 authors for et al. kind of stuff). My questions are
- How can I modify the existing style or create a new style by changing the copy of an existing one?
- How do I add reference details to my project. Is there a program like Endnote where you can store all your references, modify them and use directly to create refs in Word?
- How do I add references in my text?
- Does latex auto update my bibliography when I add a new reference in text?
- How do I add sources in the bibliography by hand? I want to add sources that I don't cite but used.
please explain like you are explaining to an idiot.
a lot of questions but I really want to go on with and learn LaTeX, but unless I can find answers to these, I will go on with the Ms Word solution.
.bst) exists that implements this style. Creating a new
.bstfile from scratch isn't too difficult if you use the
makebstutility, but it's better if you can save yourself this step, right? Separately, since you're brand-new to LaTeX, be sure to work through an introductory-level tutorial such as the The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2e by Tobi Oetiker.
harvardpackage comes with the following .bst files: agsm, apsr, dcu, jmr, jphysicsB, kluwer, and nederlands. Do you know (a) which one of these styles is reasonably close to your custom style and (b) what the output should actually look like (if different from what's produced by the existing style file)? By the way, many packages besides the
harvardpackage also implement authoryear-style citations. One of them is the
natbibpackage, which has some advantages over the older
harvardpackage (such as better support for