# Problems with .bbl in org-mode

I use Emacs's org-mode to draft papers. I also use the tufte-latex package.

Currently my .emacs looks like this:

(setq org-latex-to-pdf-process
'("xelatex -interaction nonstopmode %f"
"xelatex -interaction nonstopmode %f")
)
(require 'org-latex)
(add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (org-indent-mode 1)))
(unless (boundp 'org-export-latex-classes)
(setq org-export-latex-classes nil))

'("tufte-handout"
"\\documentclass[justified]{tufte-handout}
\\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\\usepackage{fontspec}
\\usepackage{graphicx}
\\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
\\usepackage{geometry}
\\usepackage{multicol}
\\pagestyle{empty}
\\title{}
[NO-DEFAULT-PACKAGES]
[NO-PACKAGES]"
("\\section{%s}" . "\\section*{%s}")
("\\subsection{%s}" . "\\subsection*{%s}")
("\\subsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsection*{%s}")
("\\subsubsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsubsection*{%s}")
("\\paragraph{%s}" . "\\paragraph*{%s}")
("\\subparagraph{%s}" . "\\subparagraph*{%s}")))

Now I am trying to export file called tnc.org. There is a tnc.bib file in the same directory. I include it in the .org file thus:

\bibliography{tnc}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}

However, when I try to export using org-mode, I get the following warning:

No file tnc.bbl.
Package natbib Warning: There were undefined citations.

The paper renders otherwise ok, except there are no sidenotes or bibliography.

What do I do?

• Are the entries in org-latex-to-pdf-process the commands that get run to convert your org or LaTeX file into a final PDF? If so, I don't see anything that would run BibTeX as part of the process. BibTeX's usage page uses four commands: one LaTeX run, one BibTeX run, and two more LaTeX runs. Oct 22, 2011 at 15:35
• Indeed, Mike, I changed the export function to this: (setq org-latex-to-pdf-process '("xelatex %f && bibtex %f && xelatex %f && xelatex %f")) and it works. Thanks. However I have a newish problem: in the bibliography, the numbers corresponding to the citations do not show up. Why is this? Oct 22, 2011 at 15:39
• @MikeRenfro Can you turn your comment into an answer? Maybe adding that numbers before references depend on the bibliographic style used. Nov 5, 2011 at 20:44
• @egreg comment converted to answer. Nov 6, 2011 at 21:31