# Bibliography with BibLateX, Biber and Winedt 9 [duplicate]

I started doing LaTeX less than one week ago, so I am completely fresh to the game. To be quick: I am running Windows 8 (probably not relevant), my LaTeX sits on MikTeX 2.9 but I am using Winedt 9 as editor. I want to learn how to make a bibliography for my upcoming thesis. I am using the biblatex package, and I have also loaded the biber package.

In the preamble, I use the commands `\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}` and `\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}`, which is the "default" bibliography that came with the biblatex package (located in a directory under MikteX 2.9/bibtex/etx.) In the document, I use the command `\cite{aristotle1968}` and at before I end the document, I use `\printbibliography`.

I can LaTeX this with some warnings, but I doesn't BibTeX. It gives me the following error messages:

``````I found no \citation commands---while reading file test.aux

I found no \bibdata command---while reading file test.aux

I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file test.aux

(There were 3 error messages)
``````

What is wrong? I saw a guy who had the exact same problem here: BibTex error: Can't find any citations, bibdata or bibstyle

But the solution that worked for him, that is specifying the `[backend=biber]` in the preamble, does not work for me.

• See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/154751/…. Biber is not a package, it's a tool which is used in place of BibTeX for extracting data from the `.bib` file. – Joseph Wright Jan 13 '16 at 18:43
• If you specify `backend=biber` when you load `biblatex`, then you need to use Biber (the program) instead of BibTeX (the program). Your editor of choice may be trying to use BibTeX rather than Biber, which then explains why the file `test.aux` (created when you run LaTeX (for sake of simplicity: the program) on the file `test.tex`) does not contain the citation information. BibTeX is run on `test.aux`, while Biber is run on `test.bcf` (by running LaTeX on `test.tex`), which should be created given that the file contains `\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}`. – jon Jan 13 '16 at 18:48
• There are at least two issues here: First and foremost, `biblatex-examples.bib` does not contain an entry `aristotle1968`, there are some works by Aristotle, but their keys are `aristotle:poetics` and so forth. You need to cite an entry that exists, for example `\cite{sigfridsson}`, or for your fix of ancient Greek philosophers `\cite{aristotle:poetics}`. Secondly, and also very importantly, your editor seems to run BibTeX and not Biber (which you explicitly requested), see Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations – moewe Jan 13 '16 at 18:52
• Crosspost – Johannes_B Jan 13 '16 at 19:49
• Skynet? Stop being suspicious. You are dealing with computer programs. Please carefully read the links i have been gibing you on LC and stop panicking. – Johannes_B Jan 14 '16 at 8:16

You should install the `Latexify` set of macros package, available from WinEdt.org.
After you've compiled your main file with (pdf)latex once, you commpile the bibliography with `biber` either from the drop-down TeX menu, selecting `biber` or from the `B+` button, and finally recompile with (pdf)latex twice.
• Maybe this is linked to the fact that `biber 64 bit` is quite recent, and if you had MiKTeX 64 bit, you didn't have access to Biber 32 bit (at least it was not installed on 64 bit systems). Is your installation recent enough? – Bernard Jan 14 '16 at 0:04
• The only explanation I see is installation of Latexify_9 did not run correctly. Try unstalling (from `C:\Users\Your_Name\AppData\Roaming\WinEdt Team\WinEdt 9\Uninstall\LaTeXify`), and reinstall it. – Bernard Jan 14 '16 at 9:40