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{back-referencing} is about referencing entries in {bibliographies} back to the main text, comparable to (though implemented differently from) {indexing} topics or names.

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Referencing page number with only one reference

So I'm making this summary of a course where I've only been getting information from one book. Sometimes I want to show what page from the book a statement is taken from but I can't figure out a clean ...
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Why are all of my footnotes hyperlinked to the titlepage?

Problem I have various footnotes, which are hyperlinked from the text to the bottom of their respective pages. When I click on the hyperlinks (in the main text), they always take me to the first page ...
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Footnote backreference with hyperref

This question led to a new package: footnotebackref I'm using hyperref to have footnote marks link to the footnote proper and I'd like to have some sort of "backreferences" from the footnote proper ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This is ...
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Bibliography with page numbers

In GKP's Concrete Mathematics, there is a useful and interesting feature I would like to see in more books. The bibliography entries include: a - the page numbers where the book or article is cited ...
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Precise back-reference target with hyperref and backref

The backref option and its variants in the hyperref package allow to include back-references in the bibliography to the page(s) or section(s) in which a given reference was cited. The target of the ...
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Backref package for page reference

I'm using the backref package within the hyperref package: \usepackage[backref]{hyperref} I get the following result: Philip Hall. On representatives of subsets. Journal of the LMS, 10, 1935. 3.2, ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography [BibTeX]

I'm using the option pagebackref in hyperref package and I get just the links list at the end of each reference name. It should print something like "Cited on page/s ", but I don't manage it even to ...
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Breaking links and escaping characters in bibliographies with backlinks and ocgcolorlinks set

I have the following situation: I have to use the ocgcolorlinks option in hyperref, so that links are not broken. So I had the idea to set each char as a link with \href. After putting some code ...
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how to make text be copied to another part of a document?

I have a paragraph in one part of the .tex file that I want to be duplicated in another part of the .tex file. I could do ctrl-c, ctrl-v... as easy as that, but then if I modify one place, I will have ...
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Make backrefs invisible in hardcopy

Is there a way to make bibliography back-references display and hyperlink in a PDF file but not print in a hard copy. When I use \usepackage[colorlinks=false,backref=page]{hyperref} I get a red ...
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Is it possible to have back references after each chapter with a single main.bib file?

I'm using LaTeX + BibTeX to write my dissertation. I have one separate .tex file for each chapter. And I'll generate one bibliography for each chapter. But all the references are from the same file (...
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Clickable Link back to the Table of Contents [duplicate]

There are many questions and answers surrounding how to make the Table of Contents content clickable. I am wondering how to make a reference to the Table of Contents and create a link elsewhere in the ...
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biblatex: How to suppress back references for certain citations?

When using BibTeX's standard citation commands, such as \cite, typically back references are generated (if enabled) in the bibliography pointing back to the place of citation. That's a nice feature. ...
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Back-referencing in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Usage of table/figures shown in caption Is there any way to make back-references, outside bibtex, so that by using something like \backref LaTeX would show where there are ...
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Changing the hyperref target for back references in biblatex bibliography

In my bibliography style, I have added a trigger to change the biblatex bibliography back reference mechanism to refer to the paragraph numbers in the margins ("runners") instead of pages. \def\blx@...
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hyperref with the backref=page option

I encountered an issue when using the backref=page option of the hyperref package together with the natbib package with the options square,sort&compress,numbers. If the natbib package compresses a ...
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biblatex: move backrefpages to after the period

I've used some tips about how to toy with the format of backrefs in biblatex, and I'm seeing that the formatting is quite flexible. In the screenshot below, I've put the backref into a box. That's ...
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Removing double entries from hyperref's pagebackref

When using hyperref's pagebackref, the same page is listed multiple times, if the reference appears on that particular page more than once. e.g.: A. Hindle, M. Godfrey, and R. Holt. Software ...
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\nocite and pagebackref option

I'm interested in using \nocite and pagebackref together which sounds a bit strange. I'd like to get bibliographic references at the end of a document with mention of the page where they appear (hence ...
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The 'backref' package and biblatex are incompatible

Still new to LaTex and found this question appearing many times here (link, link, link), but still couldn't figure out a solution. It seems like the other SO questions had pagebackref or hyperref ...
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Bibliography backref on new line with smaller font size

At the moment I use \usepackage[style=authoryear,dashed=false, abbreviate=false, natbib=true,backref=true,backend=biber]{biblatex} \setlength\bibitemsep{1.7\itemsep} \bibhang=...
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Custom backref Text

Hi I would like to change backref text. Here is what I mean: Instead "Siehe S." I would like to have "Zitiert auf S.:" Here is my MWE, and thanks for your help! \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{...
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Back references for shorthandlist

I am using biblatex for writing my thesis and it works generally fine. Now I want to put back references to my bibliography. However, after putting the option into the preamble, the back references ...
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How to lock the back reference at the top left corner of the bibliography entry?

Anybody knows how to lock the back reference at the top left corner of the bibliography entry by employing BibTeX? The result should be like this: It works to me when using \bibitem (yes, it goes ...
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How popular is amsrefs in comparison with Bibtex?

Now that the amsrefs package for references has been available for a decade, how does it compare in popularity with Bibtex? Does there exist a pro and cons list for amsrefs?
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Hyperref, Natbib: Curious backref behaviour

I have prepared the following MWE from the answer I found at formatting-back-references-in-bibliography. If the option backref=page is forwarded to hyperref with \hypersetup then the back references ...
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Enclosing Page Numbers using the `Backref=Pages` Extension of `Hyperref`

I'm using the backref=pages extension of the hyperref package, as I'd like to have a list of back-reference pages after my bibliographic items. Is there a way to enclose these page numbers in brackets ...
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Biblatex: pagebackref reference in the (flush) right margin

Since I am not really satisfied with how pages where a bibliographic reference is called in the text are reflected in the bibliography, I tried to modify the pageref macro in Biblatex as follows: \...
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BibLaTeX: Customizing backreferences

I am trying to switch from Natbib to BibLaTeX. In Natbib (via hyperref), I have the following customization for backreferences: \renewcommand*{\backref}[1]{} \renewcommand*{\backrefalt}[4]{% \ifcase #...
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Biblatex error: Incompatible backref package [closed]

I am using shareLaTeX with the XeLaTeX compiler. Still new to the Latex so I cannot resolve the problem... The only problem is that backref does not work. \documentclass[10pt,twoside]{mystyle} \...
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How to automatically include back-references from references to citations

In this publication at the references for each citation there is a link to the document where the reference came from. I found it very useful. How this can be done in an automatic way?
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How to show Not cited and Cited i times on pages ..., in the bibliography when using biblatex?

On the question Formatting back references in bibliography [BibTeX] I learned how to do this for bibtex with the backref package: \usepackage[pagebackref=true]{hyperref} \renewcommand*{\backref}[1]{} ...
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biblatex - how to add backref list with APA style?

Regarding the backref option, the biblatex manual says: Strictly speaking, this option only controls whether the biblatex package collects the data required to print such references. This feature ...
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BibLaTeX backref links to wrong page using hyperref

I'm trying to use the backref option of BibLaTeX for back-referencing, but the pages in the bibliography link to the wrong pages (even though the pages listed are correct). The link appears to be ...
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Hyperref with pagebackref requires manual escaping of percentage signs in URLs

URLs in bibliography items with a %20 (to represent a space) work fine with the package hyperref as long as the option pagebackref is not used. If it is used, Latex fails with: xxx.bbl:xx: Paragraph ...
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How to change name of Zotero reference label

I've linked up my Zotero and Overleaf accounts and am working on references for a document. Two of the references are being given the exact same label but I can't edit the bib file within Overleaf it ...
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In bibliography, how to print the page in my text where I cited certain paper?

How to get, for instance, [19] S. Roth and M. J. Black. Fields of experts: A framework for learning image priors. In IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005. 1, 2, 7, 8 where the ...
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Back-referencing figures

Similar to the backref package that enables back-referencing for bibliographic items in a LaTeX document, I want to use back-references in my list of figures. Is there a clean way to accomplish this? ...
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Hyperlink from footnote mark to footnote body

When I click on a footnote mark in the PDF, it doesn't take me to the body of the footnote, but rather to the first page of the document. I've heeded the advice at Why are all of my footnotes ...
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How to add the exact page numbers cited for books in the references list/bibliography, not in the text?

I am wondering if there is a package or an option in LyX that adds the page number to the references list. I don't want to generate a separate bibtex entry for each page cited of the same reference. ...
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Question marks instead of citation

I'm a new user for LaTeX, I'm using svmult for springer, but there sth I can't get it about thebibliography. I use the following packages: \documentclass[10pt]{svmult} % \usepackage{makeidx} ...
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Referencing Supplemental Material for Physical Review Letters

I have been working on an manuscript to submit for publication at Physical Review Letters. For it, I am using there recommended package: REVTeX 4.2e. The manuscript has a two parts: the "main ...
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Showing just the pages in a segment when using biblatex and backref=true

I'm using biblatex to manage bibliographies, and the backref=true option to: print back references in the bibliography. The back references are a list of page numbers indicating the pages on ...
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biblatex-chicago, backref, and crossref [closed]

Using biblatex-chicago with backref=true and longcrossref=false, the list of backreferences of cross-referenced items appears with the parent item, not the child. How can I make it appear with the ...
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Change separator symbol for backreferences

I need to change / into , (comma followed by the space) in backreferences in my bibliography. So instead (Zitiert auf S. 3/4/99/101) I need: (Zitiert auf S. 3, 4, 99, 101) This is my MWE: \...
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Display specific locations in the glossary

I use the glossary package with xindy and compile my document with lualatex. Is it possible to display specific locations in the glossary? My favoured way would be: The standard \gls{} command ...
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Limit backrefs to each chapter in per-chapter bibliography

If I cite a source in both Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 the back-ref list of the Chapter 1 bibliography will also contain the entry for the respective page in Chapter 2 (and viceversa). Is there a way to ...
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Backreferences for equations

I'd like to put a list of pages, hyperlinked to the position of the \eqref or \cref that point to it in the margin of each \labeled equation, like backref does for bibliographies and \cite. Both this ...
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Problem with hyperref's pagebackref, modroman and thebibliography

Following @yiannis-lazarides comment here, I decided to use the modroman package for my frontmatters. In my actual project I don't have that many references, and thus decided to use the ...
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