# How edit the plainnat.bst avoiding sort by key

I'm using natbib package and plainnat style for my citations and references. Unfortunately, when I cite different papers of the same author, but different co-authors, the bibligraphy is sorted by the key.

For example:

The key for Ho, Meyn is Ho2006, for Ho, Lambling is Ho2011, and for Ho, Dreyfus is Ho2012. Certainly LaTeX is considering the keys before the second author last name.

How can I solve it???

• The sorting appears to be by first author and year. – egreg Jul 1 '17 at 17:17
• @egreg How can I sort by firs author and then second author, etc – Daniel Valencia C. Jul 1 '17 at 20:38
• i've never used it myself, but custom-bib, or the makebst facility, may be able to help you adjust the options you need. – barbara beeton Jul 3 '17 at 21:07
• Please help us help you and add a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user36296 Sep 26 '17 at 16:43