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biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners)

Is there a 'biblatex in a nutshell' guide out there? I'd like if someone explained to me the essentials on how to use biblatex (what lines I have to write in my document, which files I have to have, ...
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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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Biblatex, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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How to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line on osx

I am attempting to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line on osx. When I compile my .tex file I get No file print_bibliography.bbl. LaTeX Warning: Citation 'Huse2007' on page 1 undefined on ...
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Is it expected that Biber converts escape sequences into non-processable Unicode representations?

I am trying to compile a document using BibLaTeX and Biber that references a document by a Latvian author whose surname contains an a with a macron diacritical mark (ā). Without the --output-...
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Using Biber with MiKTeX from command line

I am trying to set up Notepad++ on Windows so that I can compile LaTeX documents from it, using this excellent solution, using a batch file to compile my documents. However, the example given uses ...
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How to diagnose BibLaTeX issue

I am working on a 200+ pages document with currently 250+ bibliography references. I am currently switching my document from BibTeX to BibLaTeX (with bibtex8 set as its backend). When the firstinits ...