I am writing a paper using numeric referencing. Say I have a list of references like so:

... as presented in [3], [4], [5]

How do I instruct LyX or LaTeX to typeset it as:

... as presented in [3] - [5]

I have seen this done in several papers. Obviously I could do this manually, but I wouldn't want to do that, as references tend to get messed up very quickly.

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    Does adding \usepackage{cite} to the LaTeX preamble work? Nov 3, 2013 at 23:23
  • @TorbjørnT. Can you you post the answer so that I can mark it as correct answer?
    – picasso
    Nov 14, 2013 at 19:02

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One of the features of the cite package is that it automatically compresses ranges of citations, so go to Document --> Settings --> LaTeX preamble and add


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