I'm trying to cite a reference as in the following picture

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But all I'm getting is:

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I'm using \cite to generate citation call-outs in an "alphabetic" style. Can someone help me please?

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    Hi, welcome. \cite[Proposition 1.8]{bour71}? Oct 21 '17 at 22:19
  • Do you use biblatex? It has commands for this.
    – Bernard
    Oct 21 '17 at 22:23
  • I tried using [Proposition 1.8] before, but it's not changing the colour of the square brackets [ and ] :\
    – Veridian
    Oct 21 '17 at 22:25
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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Please show us a short, compilable code how you cite and build your bibliography. Do not forget and add one bib entry to your question!
    – Mensch
    Oct 21 '17 at 22:34

Something like this?

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@misc{bb09 , Author = "Blah and Blue", year = 2009}

\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} for 'DarkGreen' color

\cite{bb09}, \cite[Proposition~1.8]{bb09}

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