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### biblatex: Abbreviated author names?

When using biblatex, how can you obtain abbreviated first names for authors in the bibliography (i.e. like the abbrv bibtex)? I've been trying to look everywhere in the manual, but so far no luck.
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### Biblatex: first names in text only for some sources - why?

I have a rather complex document using the biblatex style apa. For some sources that I cite first names appear (which I don't want, according to the APA guidelines), such as in: \autocite{...
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### Biblatex authoryear style & giveninits options - conflicting options warning

I want to use initials in authoryear style instead of full given names. I tried: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear,hyperref=true,giveninits]{biblatex} It works properly but produces the ...
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### Cite only first author surname with biblatex

I'm trying to use ShareLatex with biblatex citing package, however, I'm not able to produce the citing using only the first author surname in the citations. The minimal example is as follows: \...
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### Firstname initial and numeric style citing

When using numeric style the \citet{key} command outputs Lastname [n]. I'd like this to output Lastname F. [n] where F is a Firstname initial. p.s. Here is MWE code \documentclass[a4paper]{article}...
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### Literature with Biber generates strange citations: firstnames appear erratically

I had been using bibtex and then biblatex for quite some time. For the newest edition of my book I moved to biber. I happened t notice that firstnames are sometimes generated and sometimes not. Has ...
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### Cite paper with 2 authors with the same surname as “Surname and Surname”, not “A. Surname and B. Surname” [duplicate]

I am writing a document where I need to cite a paper by two authors who share a surname (they are, in fact, married). Biblatex is currently introducing their initials in the citation, but astronomy ...
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### Customise authoryear or write a new style? [duplicate]

I'm currently finishing up my thesis and have some troubles getting the citation style I want. I tried to customise the authoryear style in biblatex but it's my first time using latex so I can't seem ...
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### Brothers as authors - Biblatex does not format correctly [duplicate]

so for my academic paper I have one book to cite from which is written by brothers (P. Hüwe & S. Hüwe). The citation style my university wants is for to authors to be diveded by a slash: (Hüwe/...
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### Remove name disambiguation from biber [duplicate]

I have the problem shown here Using biber, sometimes I get citation like "Markus J (2016)" and sometimes "Markus JG (2015)". The two are the same author, but in the .bib file sometimes there is just ...
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### Changing reference style in biblatex

\documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, natbib=true, url=false, doi=false, isbn=false, backend=biber, ...
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### Show only surnames in citations with biblatex

I'm working on a thesis and decided to use biblatex for citation and reference. I use Jabref to organize the .bib file and implemented it into my document in the following way: \usepackage[backend=...
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### Cite multiple authors with same surname using Biblatex' numeric style

I would like to cite multiple authors with the same surname, such that calling \textcite{<key>} prints the author's initials if the surname is ambiguous i.e. in the minimum working example % !...