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I have Texmaker 4.1.1 and autocomplete feature for citations doesn't work in it. I have my .bib file in the correct directory (the same as my .tex file), use biblatex, have added the command \addbibresource{<my .bib file>} in the correct place in the .tex file, and have already tried refreshing bibliography from Edit menu. Could you suggest some way to fix this?

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    Options-->Configure Texmaker-->Editor-->Is completion checked on and add .bib extension \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}. Check if you can see bib file-name in Structure on left side pane. – texenthusiast Feb 19 '14 at 15:35
  • @texenthusiast Why not add an answer? :) – user11232 Feb 20 '14 at 0:42
  • @HarishKumar Just to be safe, I am waiting reply from OP if my suggestion worked. – texenthusiast Feb 20 '14 at 2:43
  • @texenthusiast Some times (actually most of the times) you won't get reply if it works ;). Hence make it an answer :) – user11232 Feb 20 '14 at 6:39
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    I found that closing and oppening the programme works really well. Be sure to try that – erncyp Sep 23 '15 at 14:25
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Made comment into answer which satisfied the OP

Options-->Configure Texmaker-->Editor--> Is completion checked on and add .bib extension \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}. Check if you can see .bib file in Structure on left side pane or open the .bib file with Texmaker from File menu.

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    Sometimes I need to also press Edit -> Refresh Bibliography to make the new entries appear. (Alt-E, <Up>, <Enter>) – np8 Aug 21 '16 at 8:42
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I found it out now after several tests. I have the following file for all bibliography stuff:

\renewcommand{\bibname} {C Literaturverzeichnis} 
\bibliographystyle{alphadin} 
\bibliography{bibtex/entries} 
\addcontentsline{toc}{section}{\bibname}

And I had the same issue like you. Everything is working and the bibliography and literature is correctly referenced. But I do not have any cite popup/sugguestion.

So the only thing I needed to do to always get it working, was opening the file with the commands above and one time hit compile. Now I always get the cite popups again.

I don't know to do that automatically, but at least it's working again now. Maybe someone could share how to do that?

  • Well it's a currently working solution. It just contains a question but that question is not needed to fix the issues. And the other solution above did not work when I was trying it right now. So I decided to show my solution here. Where is the problem guys? – kwoxer Apr 13 '15 at 12:43
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In Windows 7 and MikTex(basic-miktex-2.9.5105)+TexMaker4.3+bibtex file, I found that if I use command like these:

\bibliographystyle{bst file name} \bibliography {bib file name}

then \cite will not auto-complete.

yet however if I use command like these:

\bibliographystyle{bst file name} \bibliography{bib file name}

then \cite will auto-complete the reference normally.

The only difference is that there is a space between \bibliography and {bib file name} or not.

It should be noted that both of the above could display the reference in article normally.

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Make sure to load the .bib file from your master document (root .tex file), loading it from and \input or \include will cause trouble.

It would look something like:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{memoir}
    \input{Preamble}
    \bibliography{BIBLIOGRAPHY} % load the .bib here.
\begin{document}
    \cite{what ever} % should now run with auto compile.
\end{document}

Obv, you should remember to load BibLaTeX and set styles in your preamble.

  • I don't think that \bibliography in the preamble will give the desired output. – Henri Menke Mar 3 '17 at 12:32
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What worked for me is

Options-->Configure Texmaker-->Editor

and then check the checkbox near "check for external changes"

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I had to add .bib to the name of the bibliography file:

so instead of \bibliography{bibliographyfilename} I have \bibliography{bibliographyfilename.bib} and now it works...

Good luck

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