I'm using abntcite.sty and I'm a noob. I like to know how to change my \cite{} look like "Author (Date)" instead "(Author, Date)", but I dont know how. I've tried so many ways, but I could not.

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    According to the documentation you should use \citeonline for Author (year) citations and \cite for (Author, Year) citations. If this doesn't solve your problem, then post a minimal working document that shows exactly what you are doing.
    – Alan Munn
    Jan 2, 2015 at 5:25
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    And welcome to TeX.SX! it might be helpful to take a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. It's usually very important to include a minimal working example (MWE) with a question like this.
    – Alan Munn
    Jan 2, 2015 at 5:31
  • Thanks @AlanMunn, but it didn't work. It shows "Author, Date" instead "Author (Date)". I don't know how to fix it.
    – Samuel Jr
    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:26
  • @SamuelJr, did you read the section 4.2 from the documentation cited above by @Alan?
    – Sigur
    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:37
  • Yes @Sigur. When I said that "It didn't work" it meant that I had read the section 4.2 and I used \citeonline{}. According the documentation, it should have worked for me, but it didn't. I think that there is another configuration in my project which is causing this problem. Thanks everyone for helping me
    – Samuel Jr
    Jan 2, 2015 at 13:13

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Here is a working example (of the sort you could have constructed). I'm using the latest version of the abntex class, from TeXLive 2014:

% !BIB TS-program = bibtex

    Address = {Philadelphia},
    Author = {William Labov},
    Publisher = {University of Pennsylvania Press},
    Title = {Sociolinguistic Patterns},
    Year = {1972}}

    Address = {The Hague},
    Author = {Noam Chomsky},
    Publisher = {Mouton},
    Title = {Syntactic Structures},
    Year = {1957}}
Um exemplo de referências explícitas: \citeonline{Chomsky1957} e \citeonline{Labov1972}  têm idéias diferentes sobre a linguística.

Um exemplo de referências implícitas: Têm idéias diferentes sobre a linguística, por exemplo \cite{Chomsky1957, Labov1972}.


As you can see, the output is as expected (apart from the awful use of upper case, which you are apparently stuck with.)

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