# Bibentry does not show cite

I'm trying to get a full citation inside my text using the \bibentry command. But it doesn't show anything.

MWE:

\documentclass[draft=false
,paper=a4
,twoside=false
,fontsize=11pt
,BCOR10mm
,DIV11
]{scrbook}
\usepackage[ngerman,english]{babel}
\usepackage{iftex}
\ifPDFTeX
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\else
\ifXeTeX
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\else
\usepackage{luatextra}
\fi
\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX}
\fi
\usepackage{bibentry}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage[german,refpage]{nomencl}
\bibliographystyle{dinat}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{document}
\selectlanguage{ngerman}
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{rice1999optical,
title={Optical Character Recognition: An Illustrated Guide to the Frontier},
author={Rice, S.V. and Nagy, G. and Nartker, T.A.},
isbn={9780792384922},
lccn={99020879},
series={The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science},
year={1999},
publisher={Springer US}}
\end{filecontents*}
\bibliography{\jobname}
Here i need a full Cite:
\\
\bibentry{rice1999optical}
\end{document}


What am I doing wrong?

EDIT: I'm not sure if the problem is the same if the document has not the same scope but here's an MWE. Go crystal balls go.

Hope the MWE clarifies it! Thanks again!

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. You might also want to add to your question how you're including the pdfs etc. Sep 27 '14 at 19:34
• Instead of show us your full preamble, just create a MWE only with the package needed for run it. Sep 27 '14 at 19:36
• The only obvious problem so far is that you haven't given us a complete file to test. But I also wonder about: where \bibsstring comes from? where x1, x2, x3 come from? what does the @article entry have to do with the other snippets? Not all of use have functioning crystal balls.
– jon
Sep 27 '14 at 21:56
• Got a working MWE in the edited question with the same result. The citation is not being displayed. Sep 28 '14 at 12:28
• You want to cite? Try \cite{rice1999optical} Sep 28 '14 at 16:22

The bibliography style dinat.bst is not fully compatible with bibentry. If you push through the error it raises ---

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \dinatlabel
{Rice u.\,a. 1999} \textsc {Rice}, S.V.~; \textsc {Na...
l.51 \bibentry{rice1999optical}


You get some kind of output from bibentry. I leave it to you to decide if you are happy with the output you get....

\documentclass[draft=false
,paper=a4
,twoside=false
,fontsize=11pt
,BCOR10mm
,DIV11
]{scrbook}
\usepackage[ngerman,english]{babel}
\usepackage{iftex}
\ifPDFTeX
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\else
\ifXeTeX
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\else
\usepackage{luatextra}
\fi
\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX}
\fi

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{rice1999optical,
title={Optical Character Recognition: An Illustrated Guide to the Frontier},
author={Rice, S.V. and Nagy, G. and Nartker, T.A.},
isbn={9780792384922},
lccn={99020879},
series={The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science},
year={1999},
publisher={Springer US}}
\end{filecontents*}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{bibentry}

\usepackage[german,refpage]{nomencl}

\begin{document}
\selectlanguage{ngerman}
\nobibliography*
Here i need a full Cite:
\bibentry{rice1999optical}

% \bibliographystyle{plain}% <-- this would work (but to test, delete all auxiliary styles and complete the complete latex-bibtex-latex-latex cycle)
\bibliographystyle{dinat}
\bibliography{\jobname}

\end{document}

• Thanks for figuring this out. I´ll give it a try with the plain style. Are there any other suggestions to solve this? Sep 29 '14 at 9:17
• I´ve just tested your suggestion and there's still no output generated :/ Sep 29 '14 at 9:19
• How are you compiling? You need to run: latex, bibtex, latex, latex. The second and third runs of latex will raise an error and you'll need to tell latex to continue the compile process regardless. If you can explain what you are doing and how you are doing it more clearly, I (or someone else) might be able to give further hints/suggestions.
– jon
Sep 29 '14 at 18:39
• well, since i've put all the the code in there, i've run all tex compilers several times :/ Still the same result Oct 1 '14 at 18:16
• I appreciate that you're not getting any output, but you are not being helpful regarding what you have tried. 'The same result' doesn't actually provide any useful information. Did you run the commands from a terminal? from an editor? which command didn't work? the first one? the second? the third? did you erase all auxiliary files before re-testing? ...
– jon
Oct 1 '14 at 21:24