I can manually run bibtex, but how do I setup Tex Studio's PDF Chain to include bibtex?
Tex Studio on my Windows machine works fine.


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    Open OptionsConfigure TeXstudio In the tab that opens change the field for build & View (under Meta Commands) as: txs:///compile | txs:///bibliography | txs:///compile| txs:///compile | txs:///view (By default it will read: txs:///compile | txs:///view. Give OK and exit. Now use the double arrow (Build & View) to compile. – user11232 Sep 2 '15 at 6:19
  • Or use arara. Using Latexmk` is also one possibility. – user11232 Sep 2 '15 at 6:20
  • @Harish: Thanks. Your first comment works fine. It refers to the double arrow. Which option modifies the behaviour of the single arrow? (Also, if you post it as an answer, I will accept it.) – gone Sep 2 '15 at 6:52
  • Please mention the need to select Advanced Options – gone Sep 2 '15 at 7:22

In TeXstudio, open Options and then Configure TeXstudio. This opens:

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In this window, check the Show Advanced Options at the lower left corner. Now, in Build tab, the first field (under Meta Commands) Build & View has this argument:

txs:///compile | txs:///view 

Change it to

txs:///compile | txs:///bibliography | txs:///compile| txs:///compile | txs:///view

This is for running pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex and then View.

Press OK and exit.

Now pressing double arrow (as shown below) in TeXstudio should do the job.

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For single arrow (i.e., Compile) you should change the second one as shown in this picture:

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  • One can also see the User commands for arara and makeglossaries in the first picture. – user11232 Sep 2 '15 at 7:08
  • Could you explain how the "Repeating" button works (in your screenshot, the Default Compiler line, the repeating button is on. I think it should help in simplifying the build chain we define, i.e. instead of 5 items on the chain, we only need 3? – Jim Raynor Feb 22 '16 at 23:15

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