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I am using this template (https://www.latextemplates.com/template/jacobs-landscape-poster) which is based on beamerposter to create a conference poster. The bibliography list generated automatically separates different fields (author, title, journal etc.) into new lines which wastes a lot of space. I have tried several different bibliographystyle but the problem remains. Guess the origin is in the .sty files coming with the template but could not locate the spot to modify.

Is there a way to disable such separation?

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You could not find the linebreaks in the .sty file of your template, because they origin from beamer itself. For example the default definition for the title is

\defbeamertemplate*{bibliography entry title}{default}{\par}

which will start the title in a new paragraph. This can be changed with

\setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry title}{}

\documentclass[final]{beamer}

\usepackage[scale=1.24]{beamerposter} % Use the beamerposter package for laying out the poster

\usetheme{confposter} % Use the confposter theme supplied with this template

\newlength{\sepwid}
\newlength{\onecolwid}
\newlength{\twocolwid}
\newlength{\threecolwid}

\setlength{\sepwid}{0.024\paperwidth} % Separation width (white space) between columns
\setlength{\onecolwid}{0.22\paperwidth} % Width of one column

\title{Unnecessarily Complicated Research Title} % Poster title

\author{John Smith, James Smith and Jane Smith} % Author(s)

\institute{Department and University Name} % Institution(s)

\setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry article}{}
\setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry title}{}
\setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry location}{}
\setbeamertemplate{bibliography entry note}{}



\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[t] 

\begin{columns}[t] 

\begin{column}{\onecolwid} 

Blabla \cite{Smith:2012qr}
Blabla \cite{Smith:2013jd}

\begin{block}{References}

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{sample.bib}

\end{block}

\end{column} % End of the third column

\end{columns} % End of all the columns in the poster

\end{frame} % End of the enclosing frame

\end{document}

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