66 questions linked to/from Troubleshooting for biber
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### Problems with biblatex and TexMaker [duplicate]

Here is my code: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[titletoc]{appendix} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{lmodern} \...
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### Biber and BibTeX not compatible [duplicate]

Im trying to run my file and I keep getting the error: ERROR - Error: Found biblatex control file version 3.4, expected version 3.3. This means that your biber (2.7) and biblatex (3.9) versions are ...
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### bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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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 do I update my TeX distribution?

I'm trying to compile a document that only works with an up-to-date distribution, so I'd like to know: how do I update my distribution? Please provide screenshots where appropriate. List of answers ...
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### Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I did}...
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### Question mark or bold citation key instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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### How to properly write multiple authors in bibtex file?

I use Jabref to store all articles I need and bibtex4word add-on (in MS Word) to maintain the reference list. So, I would like to know how to properly fill the "author" field in Jabref with multiple ...
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### Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ cache-...
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### How should I type author names in a bib file?

Can someone please explain in a clear and concise way how am I supposed to enter the names of authors in a BibTeX file? I have entries with something like @article{someid, author = {Juan A. ...
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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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### Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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### No \citation, \bibdata or \bibstyle commands

I am following the biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners) and meet this error during compiling BiBTeX: This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9.6500) The top-level auxiliary file: test.aux I found ...
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### TexStudio: Biber claims biblatex version is wrong

I use MiKTeX 2.9 and TexStudio 2.10.8 as my editor. And I try to use biblatex/Biber I have installed Biber with the packackge manager of MiKTeX and configured TexStudio to use Biber. This is the ...
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### How do I transition from natbib to biblatex?

I am new to LaTeX and I've been reading that apparently the biblatex package would suit me better than natbib. I read this other post but I can't make it work with my document. This is a sample of my ...
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### Biblatex/biber does not work [closed]

I am so sure it is just a minor problem, yet I try to solve it since days without any progress, so I would be glad for any help: I recently switched to biblatex - and my document fails to produce a ...
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### PDFLatex throws errors, undefined control sequence, use of \sortlist doesn't match it's definition, etc [closed]

I recently asked a question about using biblatex, but that didn't seem to be a problem. I now used some code which should work fine, but I'm still getting errors. Here is the code I used: \...
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### Major problem with biblatex/biber

I've come to work today to find that over the weekend Biblatex has thrown a wobbly and no longer works. Every time I try to run it, it goes immediately to 'process exited with error(s)', and won't ...
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### Causes for: There were undefined references

I've got this warning message from Biblatex, after several runs, this message still appears. Since my bib-File has about 100 entries, and I cannot find any failure, I'm wondering which behaviours ...
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### Single LyX file with multiple bib file

I am writing my thesis in LyX. It's a collection with 3 separate .bib files with jab ref. I inserted the three bib file in three different places. But the pdf output seem to only use the first bib ...
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### Texmaker not compiling references

I am using Texmaker and Miktex, and having issues to compile the references. In my latex file: \usepackage[% backend=biber,% style=numeric,% sorting=none,% ]{biblatex} I am using quick build: ...
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### How to make Biber also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from BibTeX to Biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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### Biber not producing any output file [closed]

Biber is said to have many advantages for those writing in languages other than English but I have been unable to get the results I used to have with bibtex. I have Lyx 2.0.5.1, biblatex 1.7, and ...
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### Biblatex cannot produce bibliography in TeXstudio

Problem fixed: I deleted all log, aux, toc etc and rebuild the file, it works all right and PDF is produced. I am using LaTeX and template provided by the Uni to formatting my thesis, but I cannot ...
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### Bibliography with BibLateX, Biber and Winedt 9 [duplicate]

I started doing LaTeX less than one week ago, so I am completely fresh to the game. To be quick: I am running Windows 8 (probably not relevant), my LaTeX sits on MikTeX 2.9 but I am using Winedt 9 as ...
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### Biber 2.14 - Puzzling repeated error : “Invalid format '2020-01-01' of date field 'date' - ignoring”

I'm having exactly the same issue as here, also using Biber 2.14, albeit I didn't upgrade, downgrade, change TexLive version, change encoding or (seemingly) do anything. It's like Biber suddenly quit ...
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### Biber and Biblatex incompatible versions [closed]

I recently had to reinstall Windows 10. Upon doing so, my Miktex and Texmaker were deleted and needed to be reinstalled as well. I have been learning LaTeX via Texmaker since July of this year. ...
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### references with number and names

the problem that I have is that some references appears as numbers and some of them appears as author names. The problem is that I only want numbers. The .tex compiles without any error. I tried to ...