# How do I remove unwanted spaces from the 6 digit page number in Reference?

To cite a paper, I am using the following code in my .bib file:

@article{...,
title={...},
author={... and ... and ...},
journal=IEEE_O_ACC,
volume={1},
pages={123456--123469},
month=jan,
year={2019},
}


In the output paper, the page numbers appear as follows:

~~~, ~~~, and ~~~, "~~~," IEEE Access, vol. 1, pp. 123 456-123 469, Jan. 2019.

I want to change the above one as follows:

~~~~~~~ pp. 123456-123469, ~~~~~~.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

• You don't give us enough information to help. This is not the behavior of some of the simple bibliography styles. So what bibliography style are you using? Feb 25 at 12:27
• @StevenB.Segletes Sorry for giving not enough information. I am using the documentclass as \documentclass[journal,comsoc]{IEEEtran} and bibtex style as \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran} and \bibliography{IEEEabrv,myBib}. The manual bibtex file is the file, myBib.bib. Feb 25 at 12:49
• Perhaps you should edit your question to include those particular details in the question itself. Feb 25 at 13:08

Here, I just break up the numbers into 3-digit groups, or insert a \relax between the 3-digit groups.

\documentclass[journal,comsoc]{IEEEtran}
\begin{filecontents*}[overwrite]{junk.bib}
@article{abc,
title={...},
author={... and ... and ...},
journal=IEEE_O_ACC,
volume={1},
pages={{123}{456}--123\relax469},
month=jan,
year={2019},
}
\end{filecontents*}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\begin{document}
Cite\cite{abc}

\bibliography{junk}
\end{document}


• What a simple and good way!!!! By the way, what is different between to break up the numbers into 3-digit groups and to use \relax? Feb 25 at 15:48
• @Danny_Kim Choose whichever way feels more natural...both techniques break up the 6 digits, thus fooling the underlying bib style of IEEEtran. Feb 25 at 16:41