I would like to see this output for \cite[see][1]{Key}, e.g.: "see [2], p. 1". That means like style=numeric, but only the number should be wrapped in square brackets, but not the rest.

More general: "prenote [number] postnote"

I could not find any cite style, that does something similar.


I do not know what I am doing ;).

Caveat emptor...

This code attempts to define a new citation command, \textualcite[<prenote>][<postnote>]{<key list>} which produces the target output. Since you didn't post any code, I have no idea if this will work with your actual bibliography style, document class and usage; whether your cat will leave home in protest; or how long your pizza will take to be delivered. That is, your kilometres may, and almost certainly will, vary....














citing, text citing and textual citing

But don't say I didn't warn you...

mae'r gath yn gadael ei chartref

  • You do put on quite a show, don't you ;-). The cat looks at the same time cute and creepy ...
    – moewe
    Jul 5 '15 at 11:32
  • @moewe Egregious here, of course. But I couldn't resist. I have a TikZ library for drawing cats and another for drawing trams/trolleys/buses. (I just call it a bus if I want a bus rather than a tram.) Though they seem to be at very different scales so I had to scale the bus up by a factor of 50.
    – cfr
    Jul 5 '15 at 13:08

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