I tried to follow this link to use Biblatex [A complete Biblatex example - from start to end However, when i tried to build it as pdflatex biblatex, pdflatex*2, i didnt get anything with errors shown as Process started

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2015/Debian) The top-level auxiliary file: biblograph.aux I found no \citation commands---while reading file biblograph.aux I found no \bibdata command---while reading file biblograph.aux I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file biblograph.aux (There were 3 error messages)

Process exited with error(s)

After some research online without any success, anyone has any suggestion?

  • With biblatex you want to be running either pdflatex biber pdflatex pdflatex or if you pass backend=biber to biblatex then you need to run pdflatex bibtex pdflatex pdflatex. Can you provide a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB) which should be but isn't compiling successfully at your end.
    – Dai Bowen
    Nov 15 '16 at 0:21
  • Thanks for the reply, i am not sure about biber, i am using Texmaker, the only option i find there is Bibtex
    – Zhifang Hu
    Nov 15 '16 at 0:33
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    See Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations for how to set the editor up to compile with biber or alternatively use \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex}. If not you'll have to provide a minimal working example to show us what it is you are trying to compile.
    – Dai Bowen
    Nov 15 '16 at 0:35

By default TeXmaker is configured to use bibtex. To use biber, go to Options > Configure TeXmaker and change the line for Bib(la)tex as in this screenshot (this one is for MiKTeX on its own partition – adapt the path to your needs):

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  • thanks for the reply, it might be a dumb question, but i can find the biber executed file anywhere, do i need to download it?
    – Zhifang Hu
    Nov 15 '16 at 1:00
  • No, it's part of the distribution. The important point is the syntax for parameters. I guess they're same on every platform.
    – Bernard
    Nov 15 '16 at 1:02
  • then where i can find the biber file, by the way i am using ubuntu.
    – Zhifang Hu
    Nov 15 '16 at 1:07
  • Under windows, it is the same bin directory as the other executable files. So where you find bibtex, you should find biber. Why don't use TeX Live Manager (tlmgr) to check whether its is installed , and ask to install it if it's not?
    – Bernard
    Nov 15 '16 at 1:28
  • thanks for the suggestion, i am pretty sure that i dont have biber installed.
    – Zhifang Hu
    Nov 15 '16 at 1:31

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