# making citations bold latex

Simple problem I am having I apologise for the simplicity but my google skills seem to be lacking and I cannot find an answer speedily.I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and have a successful bibliography without issue and make citations using:

\cite{test}


however my citations are appearing as:

I was hoping to make the citations in the text bold. Also in the printed bibliography at the end of the document the full author list is being condensed as follows:

I was hoping to display the full Author list and reverse the et al. if possible. Any help would be much appreciated and I apologise for the simplicity of the problems.

Edit: heres my example tex and bib files/close representation:

%Loading in the packages
\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage[a4paper, width=150mm, top=25mm, bottom=25mm ,bindingoffset=6mm]{geometry}
\usepackage[backend=bibtex, style=alphabetic]{biblatex}

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents

\chapter{superintro}

\input{chapters/superintro}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


bibliography .bib

@report{RFC3550,
author = {H. Schulzrinne and S. Casgner and R. Frederick and V. Jacobson},
title = {RFC 3550, RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications},
url = {https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3550},
year = {2003},
}

@report{RFC2326,
author = {H. Schulzrinne and A. Rao and R. Lanphier},
title = {RFC 2326, Real Time Streaming Protocol},
url = {https://rools.ietf.org/html/rfc2326},
year = {1998},
}


within the superintro .tex file I am simply doing things such as cite{rfc2326}

• Could you provide us with a minimal example? This kind of specification/modification of existing bib styles is more easily achieved with biblatex. – Bernard Jun 14 '15 at 20:08
• For the second part try \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first} (and also \DeclareNameAlias{default}{last-first} if that is not enough) - see How to reverse name and first name?. All authors can be displayed with maxbibnames=999. (Of course all this assumes you really use biblatex as suggested by the tags.) – moewe Jun 14 '15 at 20:09
• \DeclareFieldFormat{labelalpha}{\mkbibbold{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat{extraalpha}{\mkbibbold{\mknumalph{#1}}} makes citation labels bold. If you want to unbold them for the bibliography, add \AtBeginBibliography{ \DeclareFieldFormat{labelalpha}{#1} \DeclareFieldFormat{extraalpha}{\mknumalph{#1}} }. – moewe Jun 14 '15 at 20:13
• Did the suggestions above do what you want? If so a short heads-up would be nice, if not it would be great if you could explain what exactly did not work. – moewe Jun 21 '15 at 9:04
• For the name problem try maxbibnames=999 (I don't quite understand what you mean by "reverse the et al", you can reverse the names into a "last, first" format via \DeclareNameAlias{default}{last-first}). – moewe Aug 3 '15 at 6:29

You can easily make the labels bold using

\DeclareFieldFormat{labelalpha}{\mkbibbold{#1}}
\DeclareFieldFormat{extraalpha}{\mkbibbold{\mknumalph{#1}}}


If you want to un-bold them for the bibliography, you want

\AtBeginBibliography{
\DeclareFieldFormat{labelalpha}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{extraalpha}{\mknumalph{#1}}}


MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=alphabetic]{biblatex}