I have inherited a latex stylesheet and document, in it, the bibliography seems to detect when there are multiple works in a row, with the same author, when this occurs it replaces the author with a line, i.e:

Crisp, Oliver. Divinity and Humanity. New York: Cambridge, 2007.
——— God Incarnate. New York: T&T Clark, 2009.
——— The Word Enfleshed: Exploring the Person and Work of Christ. TBC: TBC, 2016.

I wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction to start working out how to get rid of this behaviour? I notice there is this in the .sty file:



% set formatting defaults and pass options
        {isbn=false, autolang=other, footmarkoff, backend=biber}%

%  adjustments to \printbibliography formatting
                                                bibliography = {References}}
                                                references = {Bibliography}}
  • Please note that often it is very important to know which style you are using. With questions like this it is a very, very good idea to provide an MWE so that we can see what style you are using and what other set-up you have, we can then also test our suggestions with for your specific situation making sure that they work for you.
    – moewe
    Jan 15 '17 at 15:03
  • For other styles, see Get full name twice in Bibliography
    – moewe
    Jan 15 '17 at 15:04

Since you are using the SBL style biblatex-sbl try


alternatively, you could also go with

  • When I add it, it is now, \usepackage[style=sbl,backend=biber,dashed=false]{biblatex} but that doesn't compile. However, it does give me a clue as to where to look in the documentation! Thanks
    – Jay
    Jan 15 '17 at 12:07
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    by the way: backend=biber is the default
    – user2478
    Jan 15 '17 at 12:27
  • BTW, there's a good reason the dashed=false package option doesn't work... It was only implemented recently and is only available in the development version of biblatex-sbl, not the one in CTAN. If you need the development version you can grab it from github.com/dcpurton/biblatex-sbl/tree/dev (It will be a little while before I get to the next release.) Feb 25 '17 at 7:22

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