I am trying to make a document (article class) using natbib, plainnat. The citation style I want for \citet is Author[#]:#page (e.g.: Debord [2]:102).

I tried the solution given here: Natbib \citet style: move optional argument outside bracket, that is


which actually works with \usepackage{natbib} (author-year mode), but it doesn't with the option [numbers]{natbib}, and I can only get Author[#:#page].

How can I solve this? Thanks

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