I want to use a bibliography style that not installed with texlive. How could I install new bibliography style on texlive (windows 7)?


If you put the bst file for the new style into the same directory as your tex file then (bib)TeX will find it. Alternatively, you put the system directory containing the other bst files (for me this is .../texlive/2013/texmf-dist/bibtex/bst), but this will depend on your distribution.

Under UNIX there is also a BIBTEX environment variable, with similar syntax to TEXINPUTS, but I don't know the equivalent under windows. Setting thi allows you to put these files "anywhere" and still have bibtex and friends find the style.

After This, you must refresh the database of your texlive to where find everything. If you don't refresh the database the tex engine will not find this and other new files in the tex directory.

You can update your database by typing texhash in the Tex Live command-line.

  • I tried this, but I get this error: This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2013/W32TeX) The top-level auxiliary file: doiTest.aux I couldn't open style file ieeetr-faa.bst ---line 31 of file doiTest.aux : \bibstyle{ieeetr-faa : } I'm skipping whatever remains of this command I found no style file---while reading file doiTest.aux where ieee-faa.bst is my new style. – Mas ooD Jun 11 '14 at 23:46
  • @Masood Sorry I don't have access to a windows machine so I can't trouble shoot for you. Try searching for plain.bst and then put your file ieee-faa.bst into the same folder. Alternatively, since you're using texlive you should be able to find the top level texlive folder and then put the bst file into .../texlive/2013/texmf-dist/bibtex/bst as above. – Andrew Jun 12 '14 at 12:13
  • @Masood In your texfile you have \bibstyle{ieeetr-faa} rather than \bibstyle{ieeetr-faa : } as above right? – Andrew Jun 12 '14 at 12:14
  • No, the ` :` is a part of the error message, not a part of the style name. The style exact name is: "ieeetr-faa". – Mas ooD Jun 12 '14 at 13:27
  • If no window-wise person answers, and if the suggestions above don't work then you could try \bibstyle{ieeetr-fa}. This bst file seems to be part of the TeXLive distribution and it is presumably close to the one you want. Perhaps... – Andrew Jun 12 '14 at 13:34

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