I use Pandoc to convert a tex file to docx. I used the following command

pandoc -s foo.tex --bibliography=foo.bib -o foo.docx

But in the output word document, citation are in format of (author date), while I want just a number like [1].

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    Pandoc can use any CSL file to format your citations. Please check out the Zotero style repo and download a matching style. Sep 18, 2015 at 20:10

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The solution is to use a CSL file to format the citations. I used ieee.csl from https://github.com/citation-style-language/styles

pandoc -s foo.tex --bibliography=foo.bib --csl=ieee.csl -o foo.docx
  • Sorry this is not at least working for a standard article with a plain bibliography Mar 1 at 21:00

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