I am using the biblatex chicago package. It's producing dashes for a repeating author in the bibliography.

I tried different solution like, for example, including


but that does not work. How can I avoid dashes?

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    Have you tried the ''dashed=false'' package option, as suggested in this answer. – Adam B. Dec 17 '13 at 8:08
  • @Adam yes that option does not work in biblatex-chicago package – user42754 Dec 17 '13 at 8:11

Overwrite the macro with an empty box:


or if you want to repeat the author name:


And if it does not work than your bibstyle dowsn't support it. The style authoryear does it. For biblatex-chicago try:

    test \ifuseauthor
    not test {\ifnameundef{author}}

which worked for me.

  • i want to print author name again for the repeated reference – user42754 Dec 17 '13 at 8:10
  • than simply use \usepackage[dashed=false,...]{biblatex} – user2478 Dec 17 '13 at 8:11
  • the problem is i m using biblatex-chicago which does not accept this. – user42754 Dec 17 '13 at 8:13
  • see my edited answer – user2478 Dec 17 '13 at 8:40
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    this code is generating year twice. if i remove data from last line then year is generated by the end of paper title. i want this by the end of author name – user42754 Jan 9 '14 at 8:06

If you just need to supress dashes try only


The part \clearfield{extrayear} is irrelevant to your problem. It should be removed.

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