# online tex to pdf converter that takes ref.bib files?

I need to convert a latex file to pdf as soon as possible, and found several useful resources online, such as cloudconvert

The problem is, I can only upload a single tex file. Is there an online converter which will take both the tex source file and the ref.bib file to create a bibliography? If not, is there a straightforward way to paste the contents of the bib file into the tex file so that I have a single document? Note: the latex document that I'm working from uses the natbib package.

• No, it is not possible (or better, it doesn’t make sense) to paste the contents of the `.bib` file into the `.tex` file. What is possible is to paste the contents of the `.bbl` file into the `.tex` file. But I’m afraid that won’t help you, since I guess that you don’t know how to generate a `.bbl` file from a `.bib` file either. – GuM May 29 '17 at 21:21
• Have you tried Sharelatex? Make an account, upload your stuff and, assuming your code is fine, it works with several separate documents. – Huang_d May 29 '17 at 21:30
• Thank you, I'll give Sharelatex a try, I think it will accomplish what I need. – Max May 29 '17 at 21:55
• Any updates here? – Bobyandbob Dec 13 '17 at 12:20