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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Everything updated but still “! Use of \sortlist doesn't match its definition.”

I upgraded to a new CPU and installed windows all over. I then downloaded MikTeX 2.9 from the official website and Texmaker. Biber I downloaded from sourceforge which downloads the file biber-...
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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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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 ...
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Problem with the bibliography (biblatex) on TeX STudio

I'm discovering biblatex and i have a few problem or misunderstanding. I'm actually working with TeX Studio and when i'm trying to run the bibliography, I have the following message: This is ...
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How to switch from Natbib to Biblatex in pre-made document class/template?

I am using this template to write my thesis. The template uses Natlib for references, whereas I really need Biblatex. When I simply try to change \usepackage[natbib] for biblatex I get the error ...
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biblatex not sorting the bibliography [closed]

I'm writing my dissertation in LaTeX and I cannot make the bibliography appears in citation order. I'm using biblatex and I've used the sorting=none but is not working. At first it was working fine ...
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biber stops during compilation, results in empty bbl file [closed]

I want to use lualatex and biber with the help of MiKTeX on Windows 8.1. Following is a MWE (test.bib) : \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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How can I use biblatex in latextools for sublime text? [duplicate]

I am trying build this file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{einstein, author = {Albert Einstein}, title = {the true about tree}, ...
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Chicago Style with BibTeX [closed]

I'm using Zotero Better BibTeX to automatically import the bibliography I need, but it uses BibLaTeX and BibTeX, and I am required to use Chicago style. I think \usepackage[backend=biber,style=...
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bibliography stopped working [closed]

I am fairly new to Latex. I have googled that and saw 300 different responses and not really helped me. My text was compiling previously with no major issues but now all my bibliography references ...
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Use of Oscola in a Law Paper

I am trying to use OSCOLA as referencing style in my legal paper. However, I am not able to get the desirable output. The minimal working example is here: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside]{...
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Only reference key appears when using biblatex [duplicate]

I'm trying to include the references directly into the main file. The problem is that citations are undefined and only the reference key will appear. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*...
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List reference by author

I am trying to use this code to order my references by author. I am on TeXworks and I am using Biber at the moment.I want to list all refernces with the author Weber in it. \documentclass{article} \...
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multiple bibliographies same bib file

I am writing a document where I cite all my references and then in the following chapter, I want to cite just some of these references but their numbering should start from [1]. I tried the option "...
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Compile several bibliography parts in TeXmaker

I am doing a book document which has 3 chapters. Each chapter has 4 sections. I need to put the bibliography per section, so I am using \refsection enviorment to do the job. It works perfectly but, ...
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BibLatex not producing the right output

I'm trying to get BibLatex to work on my MacTex installation. I'm using this tutorial over at sharelatex.com. They give the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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How to compile a LaTex document with different chapters but one common references list for the whole document?

I am referring to https://www.overleaf.com/learn/latex/How_to_Write_a_Thesis_in_LaTeX_(Part_4):_Bibliographies_with_BibLaTeX for creation of a Thesis Document in LaTeX through TexShop. My LaTeX ...
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Trying to use Chicago but footnote only shows key, not the citation [closed]

I've been trying to make a citation in TeXstudio using Chicago, and can't get the footnote to give me anything other than the key. I have MiKTex installed, which I was hoping would fix the problem, ...
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TeXShop not generating bbl files on Mac [closed]

I'm using texshop on a Mac, and for some reason it's not generating bbl files upon first compilation. My source code starts out like this: \documentclass[12pt,reqno]{amsart} \usepackage{amsthm,...
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Working combination of a reference system environment and an example document for citation

Trivial yet true: an error-free TeX document compilation requires for a matching system environment configuration. Specifically for citing there seem to be some compatibility problems and for ...
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Biber suddenly unstable

Suddenly biber (under bibtex) has become unstable in the sense that it occasionally doesn't compile citekeys into references. In practice this means that in the pdf, instead of the reference, the ...
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Biblatex-chicago compiling error (bold characters)

I am trying to compile correctly a text that relies on an external .bib file using bibtex-chicago on a Windows machine through TeXstudio. I get bold bibliography labels instead of the references. I ...
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Bibliography using BibLatex does not work with TexShop

It is the first time that I use bibliography in a document and after a brief search, I realised that this is was done with BibTeX which was succeeded by BibLaTeX. This is a sample of my document. \...
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Changing citation style doesn't work [duplicate]

so I'm finishing up with my project and realized that I have to change the style of my citations to something like this: % Biblatex {{{ \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, backend=biber, %...
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LaTex will not include reference

I'm writing a project in LaTex, and when I'm inserting a reference, it will not work. The name I named in the bib-file only gets into the pdf in bold. Here is my code: \usepackage[backend=biber,...

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