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What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?

I want to collect the most common mistakes, misconceptions, pitfalls, etc that (La)TeX and Friends users make. Please one answer for each mistake, misconception, pitfall, etc. I am only interested in ...
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Is there a difference between “” and {} in BibTeX?

I see in some examples each field in a BibTeX entry is given within "", while in others it is given within {}. For example, @Book{Torre2008, author = "Joe Torre and Tom Verducci", publisher = "...
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Software-generated bibliographic entries: common errors and other mistakes to check before use

Background Story: While answering bibliography questions on this site, I often come across incorrect bibliography entries - most of the time they were automatically generated by Google Scholar ...
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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles [duplicate]

I use the LaTeX wikibook a lot and found this solution to preserving capitalization in titles, which is to wrap letters (or whole titles) in curly braces. The phrase "In the event that BibTeX has been ...
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Implementation of “Title Case” in Bibtex

How is "title case" defined in bibtex? Which is the list of words not to capitalize, and in which file is it defined? Is it possible to change it? I checked the .bst file, but apparently it's ...
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What is the proper casing to use when storing titles in the bibliography database?

What is the proper casing to use when storing titles in the bibliography database? There are two options: (a) Store titles in Title Case. Convert to Sentence case when a style asks for it. title = {...
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Capitalize words in Bibtex files: {Word} or {W}ord?

I am aware, that it is a feature feature that I need to wrap words in curly braces to keep capitalization. I can picture three reasonable ways to do so: title = {Rise and fall of {Word}} title = {...
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biblatex: How to emphasize but not caps-protect?

Using \emph{\relax About} to emphasize but not caps-protect “About”, as recommended by https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/140071/22851 does not work as expected: it removes the emphasis but keeps the ...
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How to customize .bst files

as I'm trying to make citations according to norm ISO 690-2 I faced "decapitalisation" of BibTeX entries, see: BibTeX loses capitals when creating bbl file. That was for plain style. Now I ...
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Biblatex: Inconsistent name-format

I use biblatex to manage my references. It works quite well, except for this strange behaviour: [1] Agresti, A. and Finlay, B. Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall, ...
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How to identify Illustrator in bibtex?

I'd like to include the illustrator for the book Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, as Ralph Steadman, a friend of Hunter S. Thompson's, had a very distinct graphic style that had an enormous influence ...
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Biblatex changes capitalisation of titles

I'm using the Biblatex package with the biblatex-phys citation style, and they are changing the titles of some random entries in my bibliography to lowercase. I can't seem to determine how they decide ...
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Which case to use for “title” field?

It seems bibliography styles override whatever case written on the "title" field except for those parts protected with braces. What would be the best case to use for writing the "title&...
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Biblatex-apa style shouldn't show issue number in references for journal publications with doi

A journal article with doi number shouldn't show the issue number according to the APA6 publication manual. However, my biblatex-apa style (with biber) shows it. Does anyone know a good way to remove ...
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Problems with writing bibliography in JabRef +Lyx

I have the following problems: I want to as author: Marshal Hall, Jr. But , when writing this in JabRef, it automatically changes to: M. J. Hall ... How can I fix this? Can I write $ell$ ...

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