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I used to write my papers on Windows, with all my citations in a .bib file, which is imported like this:

% Bibliography
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{MyBibliography}

This all compiled fine. I recently switched to Mac (using TexShop), which produces nearly the same, except that in front of every citation in the text, it writes '(author?)'. Like this:

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Other than that, the references, the numbers, and the bibliography itself are exactly the same. This is very irritating. What could have gone wrong here?

  • Different encoding of your files? – user31729 Jun 14 '15 at 11:22
  • Perhaps... How do you check that, and how can one fix it? – Jelle Jun 14 '15 at 11:22
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    It seems like something is redefining how unresolved references look like. Double check the key you are calling using \cite and the key that is given in the bib-database. If that's not it, please provide a minimal working example. – Johannes_B Jun 14 '15 at 11:27
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    Does this help? Why do I get (author?) when I use \citet with natbib? – Torbjørn T. Jun 14 '15 at 13:41

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