I have a BibTeX entry that looks like this:

    Author = {Institute and Faculty of Actuaries},
    Date-Added = {2013-10-02 08:18:21 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2013-10-02 08:39:02 +0000},
    Lastchecked = {02.10.2013},
    Publisher = {Institute and Faculty of Actuaries},
    Title = {Claims Reserving Manual},
    Url = {http://www.actuaries.org.uk/research-and-resources/pages/claims-reserving-manual/},
    Year = {1997},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://www.actuaries.org.uk/research-and-resources/pages/claims-reserving-manual/}}

I use this in a LaTeX document. It displays the URL in my bibliography but when I click it it takes me to http://www.actuaries.org.uk/research-and-resources/pages/claims-reserving-instead of the proper URL.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

  • Please provide more information as to how you compiled the document. E.g., did you compile it straight to pdf, or first to dvi (followed, possibly, by further steps to create a pdf file)? How is the URL string rendered in the pdf file? Specifically, is there currently a line break after "reserving-"? Do you use BibTeX (and possibly some citation management package such as natbib) or biblatex/biber to create the bibliography? Incidentally, you should probably place a second set of curly braces around the contents of the author field to inform bibtex that the author is "corporate".
    – Mico
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 9:23
  • I use BibTeX (with biber). I compile straight to PDF. The URL breaks after reserving- in my document. Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 9:28
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    You can't use BibTeX (the program) and biber at the same time. Please provide a minmal working example.
    – lockstep
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 9:35

1 Answer 1


I've fixed it. I added


to the preamble and now clicking the link takes me to the correct webpage. Thanks!

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    Glad you were able to find a solution. Be sure to encase the author field in a second set of curly braces so that biblatex/biber won't generate an entry such as "Institute, of Actuaries, F." or an authoryear-style citation of the form "Institute and Actuaries".
    – Mico
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 10:21

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