Hi guys i am using a template for my bachelor thesis from a university in germany. I am using Texlive for the packages and Texmaker. In texmaker i configured the Bibtex compiler to biber % I am also using Jabref.

Ill post the relevant code for the bibliography and citation:




\newgeometry{   inner=2cm,      outer=2cm,      marginparwidth=0cm,     marginparsep=0mm,   bindingoffset=.5cm,     top=1.5cm,      bottom=2.5cm,   includehead,    includefoot      }



\begin{multicols}{2}    \begin{refcontext}[sorting=nyt]         \renewcommand*{\bibfont}{\small\RaggedRight}        \linespread{1.0}\selectfont         \printbibliography[heading=none]    \end{refcontext} \end{multicols}


In my Setup.tex i have the following code related to my bibliography:

\usepackage[  backend=biber,  style=alphabetic,  doi=false,isbn=false,   terseinits=true,   giveninits=true,   sortcites=true,  language=english,  backref=true,  ]{biblatex}  \AtEveryBibitem{%  \clearlist{language}   \clearlist{extra}  }

\DefineBibliographyStrings{english}{%  backrefpage = {page},  backrefpages = {pages}, }

After i used the command \cite{citation key} or even \citep{citation key} (i am inserting the correct citation key) i first compile with lualatex and then twice with Bibtex and afterwards again with lualatex. In my pdf i cant see the citation and i cant see the bibliogrpahy. Only the citation and the bibliogrpahy doesnt work. My main file in which everything is being loaded is called main. When i compile with bibtex i get the message "Error : could not start the command : biber "main"

Can someone pls help^^

  • 2
    Can you and did you run biber? // Usual order: a) edit your main.tex, b) compile it, c) run from a shell: biber main, d) compile main.tex a second time. // No biber run, no result. The second compile will replace placeholders as needed.
    – MS-SPO
    Apr 15 at 17:25
  • @MS-SPO if you mean by "run from a shell: biber main" change the compiler from lualatex to BibTex and compile it, then yes i did it in the order you said. It didnt work
    – Abibo
    Apr 15 at 17:36
  • Windows: CMD. Linux: bsh, csh, ksh etc. You need to execute biber, not run a latex compiler for step c)
    – MS-SPO
    Apr 15 at 17:56
  • @MS-SPO When i type in cmd (as an admin) biber main or even biber main.tex i get an error message which says that the commnad biber isnt recognized. Then i tried the command tlmgr install bibe and it also didnt work it says tlmgr isnt found. I opened the texlive and checked under "installed" if biber is installed and it is installed... ohh boi ohh boi i am lost xD
    – Abibo
    Apr 15 at 18:07
  • Now i can see the citation in my PDF but i have 2 issues. i used the command \cite[page 1]{Citation key}. First of all i cant see the [page 1] in the pdf and i cant see in the pdf my bibliography
    – Abibo
    Apr 15 at 18:36


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