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When I try to do my bibliography with biblatex, it keeps omitting an author from a paper. I set maxbibnames=99, still doesn't work:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes}

\begin{filecontents}{sample2.bib}
 @inbook{seedorf2005,
 author = {Seedorff, Eric and Dilles, John H. and Proffett, Jr John M. and 
 Einaudi, Marco T. and Zurcher, Lukas and Stavast, William J. A. and 
 Johnson, David A. and Barton, Mark D.},
 title = {Porphyry Deposits: Characteristics and Origin of Hypogene Features},
 booktitle = {One Hundredth Anniversary Volume},
 editor = {Hedenquist, Jeffrey W. and Thompson, John F. H. and Goldfarb, Richard J. and Richards, Jeremy P.},
 publisher = {Society of Economic Geologists},
 year = {2005},
 type = {Book Section}
}

\end{filecontents}

\usepackage[
maxbibnames=99,
style=apa,
sorting=nyt,
url=false, 
backend=biber,
natbib=true,
url=false, 
firstinits=true,
doi=false,
eprint=false
]{biblatex}

\addbibresource{sample2.bib}

\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \citep{seedorf2005}.
At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum 
\printbibliography 
\end{document}

This is the final product:enter image description here

I would like to have the three dots removed before Barton, because there is one more author; but I am not sure whats going on as maxbibnames has worked before for me...

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biblatex-apa ignores maxbibnames because it implements the complicated requirements of the APA manual. For long name lists in the bibliography, APA style wants you to print the first few names, then an ellipsis and finally the last name of the list. In situations like this that can mean that only one name is dropped.

To control this behaviour biblatex-apa has the option apamaxprtauth.

\documentclass[british]{article}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes}
\usepackage[
  style=apa,
  apamaxprtauth=99,
  backend=biber,
  natbib=true,
  url=false, 
  doi=false,
  eprint=false
]{biblatex}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@inbook{seedorf2005,
  author    = {Seedorff, Eric and Dilles, John H. and Proffett, Jr., John M. and 
               Einaudi, Marco T. and Zurcher, Lukas and Stavast, William J. A. and 
               Johnson, David A. and Barton, Mark D.},
  title     = {Porphyry Deposits: Characteristics and Origin of Hypogene Features},
  booktitle = {One Hundredth Anniversary Volume},
  editor    = {Hedenquist, Jeffrey W. and Thompson, John F. H. and
               Goldfarb, Richard J. and Richards, Jeremy P.},
  publisher = {Society of Economic Geologists},
  year      = {2005},
  type      = {Book Section}
}

\end{filecontents}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \citep{seedorf2005}.
At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum 
\printbibliography 
\end{document}

Seedorff, E., Dilles, J. H., Proffett, J. M., Jr., Einaudi, M. T., Zurcher, L., Stavast, W. J. A., Johnson, D. A. & Barton, M. D. (2005). Porphyry deposits: Characteristics and origin of hypogene features. In J. W. Hedenquist, J. F. H. Thompson, R. J. Goldfarb & J. P. Richards (Eds.), One hundredth anniversary volume. Society of Economic Geologists.

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