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I am not able to create a bibliography with biblatex and can't figure out what the problem might be. Below are the steps I have taken which I thought would work. What am I doing wrong?

  • I am using:
    • MiKTeX 2.9
    • TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta 1 (64 bit)
    • JabRef 2.10
  • I downloaded and copied manually biber.exe to my MiKTeX directory:
    • this step was advised here
    • C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\biber.exe
  • I created a new project in TeXnixCenter and a reference.bib file in JabRef (both in utf-8):

LaTeX

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{reference.bib}

\begin{document}
\cite{ref1}
\printbibliography

\end{document}

Bib-File

% This file was created with JabRef 2.10.
% Encoding: UTF8


@Article{ref1,
  Title                    = {Title},
  Author                   = {Phil},
  Journaltitle             = {Journal},
  Year                     = {2014},

  Owner                    = {Phil},
  Timestamp                = {2014.05.03}
}
  • I set up the output profile in TeXnicCenter: Output Profile
  • I compiled several times in order to create the document but I only recived these warnings:

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marked as duplicate by moewe, Heiko Oberdiek, user31729, Gonzalo Medina, Werner May 3 '14 at 17:51

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    What happens if you try to run the commands from the command line? – moewe May 3 '14 at 15:09
  • @moewe: I am sorry. I don't know how to do that. – Phil May 3 '14 at 15:46
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    Rightclick in the windows exporer on the folder with your tex document and hold down the shift key. You will get "open command line here" in the context menu. In the command line type pdflatex nameofyourdocument" and hit enter. Then type biber nameofyourdocument` and hit enter. (Don't use the extension ".tex" only the name). – Ulrike Fischer May 3 '14 at 15:52
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    You have to run pdflatex - biber - pdflatex, and maybe again pdflatex. – musicman May 3 '14 at 16:30
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    Your .bib file looks perfectly fine to me. What happens if you just run biber on the command line (without giving the file name or anything)? What does biber -v output? – moewe May 3 '14 at 17:09