I needed to work with bibtex and word, and this answer gave me the solution: Bibtex4word.

However, I ran into a problem. How can I achieve the sort and compress citation style that the natbib and other packages provide. What I mean with this is to have the bibliography sort by citation order, and then grouped citations being sorted by author within the group. For example, if you have a citation

Bla [Foo, Bar], bla [Car, Ar]

it should be formated as

Bla [1,2], bla [3,4]

[1] Bar
[2] Foo
[3] Ar
[4] Car

Instead I obtain

[1] Foo
[2] Bar
[3] Car
[4] Ar

My current format style is ieeetran/ndusch

  • Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Marco Daniel Jun 3 '13 at 9:37
  • Bibtex4word is a pluggin for word, and I don't know if I upload a file in word to some place that would make any difference. By now, I resolve it by sorting it by hand, but who knows if there is another way. If you think that this is too narrow question, I can remove it. – adn Jun 3 '13 at 10:01

I got a reply from Mike, and there is no solution, but he gave me one workaround.

If you change your option to ieeetrans/ndusch and refresh the bibliography then the entire bibliography will be sorted alphabetically and also the entries within each cited group will be re-ordered to be in alphabetical order.

Then if you change the option back to ieeetran/ndusch you will get what you want.

I leave this here, in case someone need it someday.


you might be interested in our tool docear4word which is an alternative to bibtex4word. is's based on the citation style language and offers a comfortable gui. although docear4word was primarily intended for docear users, it works with (almost?) any bibtex file. http://www.docear.org/software/add-ons/docear4word/overview/

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