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When I reference to non exiting bibliography entry

See \cite{NON EXISTING}

Instead of error, I result in document with

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How to do \cite{} checking ? I'd like to prevent citing non-exiting entries.

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    You get a warning in the log-file. – Marco Daniel Feb 1 '12 at 16:21
  • Maybe the refcheck package can help. :) – Paulo Cereda Feb 1 '12 at 16:25
  • Checking log file solved my problem :) : grep 'LaTeX Warning' *.log . What about refcheck - it's not present in my system so I haven't checked it. – Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Feb 1 '12 at 18:13
  • @MarcoDaniel - Maybe put your answers on bottom , so I could up-vote or select as solving question – Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Feb 1 '12 at 18:25
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When you compile with a citation of an entry that doesn't exist, you will get a message in your log as:

LaTeX Warning: Citation `NonExistant' on page 2 undefined on input line 51.

you log file is situated in the same file as your .tex file with the same name and a .log extension

It would be good practise I suppose to search your log file for the LaTeX Warning string.

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