I am using \documentclass[margin]{res}. On running latex/xelatex, *.aux file is not generated. Because of this the references in the document are not being cited. I am using biblatex for citations.

What might be wrong?

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By default (or design), the res documentclass does not create an auxiliary file since it executes

\nofiles         % resume's don't need .aux files

around line 200. Modify your main file to resemble:

\let\nofiles\relax % Void the \nofiles command
\documentclass[margin]{res}% Resume documentclass (http://ctan.org/pkg/res)

Alternatively, although not preferred, you will have to comment out this line in order for the document to generate .aux files.

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    Why on Earth does it do that?!
    – cfr
    Dec 31, 2014 at 2:33
  • @werner I was sure your solution would eliminate my problem, but even after generating .aux file, my pdf has no bookmarks (I use the same 'hyperref' seeting as usual). Any idea, what could be the problem? Apr 3, 2015 at 5:28
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    @homo_loquens: Yes. The res class modified the traditional \section commands as well, so they don't function as expected. If you want to introduce bookmarks at specific locations in your resume, consider using some of the techniques employed by the bookmark package.
    – Werner
    Apr 3, 2015 at 5:44
  • @werner I don't want them at specific place, I want my usual sections to be my usual bookmarks) Any suggestions on doing this? Simply putting 'bookmark' package doesn't solve the issue... Apr 3, 2015 at 22:25

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