I have a .bib file created automatically with jabRef. When I use it in my thesis some of the author names are full and some only initial letter. Why? How can I have only inital for all?

Here is a MWE:

    \usepackage[style=numeric-comp,sorting=none,sortcites=true,doi=false,url=false, hyperref]{biblatex}

    \renewbibmacro{in:}{ %eliminates the 'in' in the biblio





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    use firstinits=true when loading biblatex – karlkoeller Aug 18 '13 at 13:51
  • Was it so easy? it works! But I found other people using more complex ways... Thank you!!! – Stefano_g Aug 18 '13 at 14:06

To achieve what you want it suffices to load biblatex package with the option giveninits=true.

So in your document put


Older versions of biblatex used firstinits rather than giveninits: the previous option still works at present but is deprecated.

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    is there a way to force initials on some references but not all? – Zach Smith Feb 14 '18 at 16:20

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