I am using the cite command. I need the following output: [vgl. 1].

However, I don t know how to modify the cite command. Does someone know how I can do this?

Thank you in advance!

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    If you are using natbib it works out of the box with \cite[vgl.][]{...}, but that's a big if. Please show us your bibliography setup. – campa Feb 18 at 12:14
  • Thank you! It worked :) – Adam Feb 18 at 12:21

When natbib is loaded the \cite command is redefined to take two optional arguments. When only one is given, it is appended to the citation, as in normal LaTeX; when both are given, the first is prepended and the second appended.




\cite{foo}, \cite[post]{foo}, \cite[pre][]{foo}, \cite[pre][post]{foo}

\bibitem{foo} Foo.


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