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Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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ERROR - Cannot find 'Podrozmaitosci_2.bcf'! INFO - ERRORS: 1

I can't find the solution for my TexMaker. I saved this document from the origin (using save as...) and It's the first compilation with the error. I don't know how I can solve it in my TexMaker. \...
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Biblatex apa style doesn't work while style=authoryear works flawlessly. Searching for the line causing the error

I'm writing this after trying to troubleshoot for around 4 hours. I'm using a .cls file from my university, Zotero, biber and pdflatex. I need to switch the class' citation style to the apa ...
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Unable to run biber with a recent version of TeX Live

When I run biber --help, I get the following error message: $ biber --help Number found where operator expected (Do you need to predeclare "POSIX::_exit"?) at /tmp/par-...
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All of a sudden every latex project I have will not print a bibliography [duplicate]

So something truly strange has happened to me today, I was working on a LaTex project (my text editor is VScode) when all of a sudden I compiled my project and it spit out the the following error: {...
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LaTeX file not running in texmaker on Fedora (but fine on MacOS): Error : could not start the command : biber

I have been using MacOS, but recently, I decided to jump from MacOS to Linux running Fedora 40. LaTeX is installed on Fedora and I use texmaker on both operating systems to edit documents. Today, I ...
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Citing two authors with & instead of et al

I would like biblatex to write Author1 & Buthor2 (2024) when I have a reference with exactly two authors. Currently it writes Author1 et al. (2024). It is important to me that this only happens if ...
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biblatex-chicago: incorrect short citation

The second/short footnote citation generated biblatex-chicago is formatted incorrectly. The following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago} \...
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Add translator info in cite command

I am trying to add the translator information into the cite command (I have already amended it for my needs to the bibliography itself). IF the publication does not have an author or editor, the ...
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Don't print pagetotal for books/collections

I am trying to set up my config file, so that biblatex will not print pagetotal even for books. I would prefer to keep the information in my bib-file, so instead of removing pagetotal info there, I ...
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References under the same shortauthor

I want to make something like this, where references with same shortauthor but different shorttitle are ordered in this way: this is a MWE, I'm using philosophy-verbose as bibstyle: \documentclass[...
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order of references with biber

Among other references, I have to deal in my bibliography with two references, same year, same authors, but however i would like to point that there is chronological order between the two. Biber sort ...
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Problem with biber sourcemapping

Below a mwe: \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{\jobname.bib} @customa{a, author = {Author}, eventdate = {1000-01-01}, title = {Title}, journaltitle = {Journaltitle}, date = {3000}, } @customa{...
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How to extract statistical data about citations in a section?

I'm writing a paper in which I need to plot some statistics about the references cited in one of its sections, e.g., the total number of citations grouped by the reference type. I'm using biblatex and ...
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How to declare a citation command that doesn't list its entry in the bibliography?

I'm writing a biblatex style that extends another third-party style. What I need is to \DeclareCiteCommand that \justcites an entry such a way its reference is not considered when printing the ...
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Formating my manuscript with the APA 7th style in Editorial Manager (EM)

I am trying to submit my manuscript to an academic journal that uses Editorial Manager (EM). The journal uses the APA 7th style. The Biblatex appears to be the only way to format my manuscript with ...
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Biber stops working after updating Textlive [Arch] [closed]

Since the latest update from texlive I am not able to render my cites anymore. pdflatex works but calling biber does nothing than showing me this error/info message: Can't locate PAR.pm in @INC (you ...
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How to make a bibliography with Biber

I have an issue with Miktex: I have a .bib files from Zotero and i would like to use the reference in it. I use compostion with pdfLatex on my document, and Biber in my .bib file, but it tell:\ INFO - ...
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Downgrade binary in TeX Live with `tlmgr restore`

I need to downgrade biblatex/biber to their previous versions (3.19/2.19). I was originally on biblatex 3.20 and biber 2.20. Following this answer: tlmgr restore showed that I had backups were ...
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Is there a way to use the style=authoryear and get the numerical citation?

Is there a way to use the style=authoryear and get the numerical citation? I have, \documentclass{book} \usepackage[ b5paper, % h=250mm, w=176mm inner=20mm, % Inner ...
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How to combine two .bib data files [duplicate]

I Have two bib data files - How can I make my bibtex or other use then both? In the old days, I could've used cut and past. would biber help?
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Nocite(*) doesn't work if you literally don't cite anything?

I want to literally just list all the references of a .bib file. I am not going to cite a single reference - I just want to generate a reference list. Is this not possible? MWE: \documentclass[...
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Cannot find syntax error in bib-file

I somehow messed up my bib-file. I have several entries that worked just fine until a few hours ago. Now I have added a couple more entries, and I always get line 54, syntax error: found "and&...
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Tell Texmaker's internal/embedded pdf viewer to use "build" subdirectory

I've recently discovered the "use 'build' subdirectory" option within Texmaker to get every compilation file neatly into one folder so it doesn't cluster the main folder. When I did that, ...
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Warning when using BibLaTeX for a Spanish article, it does not print the citations or references [duplicate]

I am trying to create a Spanish article template using BibLaTeX (because using natbib print "and" instead of "y" (or "&")). However, when I compile it, it does not ...
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biber tool mode: Extract all entries that include a specific keyword into a new .bib file

Problem statement I am looking for a way to use biber's "tool mode" to run a (CLI) command on a large .bib file in order to extract from it only those entries whose keywords = {} field ...
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babel+newtx+superiours+stmaryrd+LS1+LS2+biblatex+biber+\cite+\mathsf+\mathit+\mathbf+\printbibliography = swallowed space after math mode

Running pdflatex+biber in a loop till stabilization on \documentclass[USenglish]{article} \pagestyle{empty}% only to omit the page number \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{newtx} \usepackage{superiors} \...
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Unexpected biber behavior with latexmk in TeXstudio

I am using TeXstudio with latexmk as my default compiler with the following modification to the command:- latexmk -pdf -silent -synctex=1 -pdflatex="pdflatex -shell-escape" % (for svg ...
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Is “mon =” of any use in a bibtex file?

In some of my bibtex entries I see the field mon, e.g., @Book{Abrial_96, author = {Jean-Raymond Abrial}, title = {The {B}-Book}, publisher = "Cambridge University Press", year = 2005,...
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Why biblatex sets the space factor fo the period to 1006?

Runnin pdflatex and biber in a loop on \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{mwe.bib} @article{Test, author = {{The ...
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Why don't the BibTeX files care about the spacing after the abbreviation-terminating periods?

In the databases of DBLP, ACM, and Google, we can ask for a citation of a publication in the BibTeX format. Examples: DBLP: @article{DBLP:journals/ior/Dantzig02, author = {George B. Dantzig}, ...
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Texstudio Biber compiling error

I'm trying to use biblatex with TexStudio but am running into difficulties. I tried to set up Texstudio baed on the following instructions: How to properly compile and run BibLaTeX, but the compiling ...
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`sorting=none` results in wrong order for ten or more references in one \cite{} [closed]

I want to create a bibliography with BibLaTeX, and since I want the references to appear in citation order, I use the package option sorting=none. However, at one point in my document, I need to cite ...
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Misleading error about incompatible Biblatex/Biber versions

I'm trying to compile a bare bones LaTeX file containing a citation. Using tectonic. I get: "Error: Found biblatex control file version 3.8, expected version 3.10. This means that your biber (2....
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Mismatched LaTeX support files detected in bibliography

I have run into an issue while runnung a test code in an attempt to create a bibliography. Specifications: I am using TeXMaker (Version Texmaker 5.1.4) and MiKTeX (Version (23.12)) on Windows 11 (...
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How to remove small capitals in citation, and keep them in the bibliogrpahy, when using biblatex with biblatex in french?

With XeLaTeX, when I use [backend=biber, style=authoryear-icomp, dashed=false]{biblatex} together with \usepackage{polyglossia} then \setmainlanguage{french}, the citations and references are written ...
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Biber/biblatex problem. No .bcf created. No errors appear on TeXworks [duplicate]

Hello and thanks to begin with for reading my question. I'm trying to do an important project in LaTeX, but I am finding some trouble. It has a heavy bibliography that I was hoping biber could help me ...
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Add custom fields to biber data modell

EDITED to make the question more clear I have the same desire, as the original poster of this this question. I was also able, to add my desired fields to bibers data modell and voila: running biber --...
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File 'main.run.xml' not created by logreq error [closed]

I use biblatex which I believe loads logreq and I am getting error: Error:(152) logreq: File 'main.run.xml' not created by logreq. The temporary fix is that I delete main.run.xml between runs. This is ...
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Use "et al." as of 3 authors with apa and biblatex

Community, I've encountered an issue with the 'mincitenames' and 'maxcitenames' options in my LaTeX document while utilizing the 'biblatex' package with the 'apa' style. According to the documentation,...
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Ibid. instead of authoryear on odd numbered pages

I am puzzled about a strange thing apparently happening in scrbook. I am using authoryear-ibid style and nothing special (I don't think). The result I would like to get is that "ibid." is ...
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Latexmk says "all targets are up-to-date" though bib file has been changed

When I change something in my bib file, click save and run Latexmk command, it always says: Latexmk: This is Latexmk, John Collins, 4 Apr. 2023. Version 4.80. Latexmk: Nothing to do for './main.tex'. ...
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Empty bibliography with biblatex and biber [duplicate]

In my document, the bib-related code are: % in the preamble \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, giveninits = true, doi = false, isbn = false, defernumbers = true, ]{biblatex} \DeclareSourcemap{ ...
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I found a way to make chapter references work for me, but it must be wrong, or at least incomplete

I am using TeXworks Verion 0.67 and MiKTeX 22.8.28 to write a a book. I have managed to create reference that are listed at the end of each chapter, however, the way I have to do this seems wrong. At ...
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Biblatex references being ordered randomly

I'm new to this whole latex thing and I'm having trouble understanding and defining the order in which my references appear after being compiled. I would like them to be sorted alphabetically based on ...
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Correct BibLaTeX+Biber sorting when the same author published using different given names

In my bibliography I have entries by the same author, published using different given names. Biber (naturally) does not recognize the authors to be the same, and as a result, sorts the entries ...
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Bold cite keys in biblatex

I am currently using biblatex (biber backend) with style=phys. In my bibliography, I have a few "highlighted publications" that I am setting in bold, using \DeclareBibliographyCategory{...
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How can I load LuaLaTeX without biber in VSCode extension "LaTeX workshop"?

"latex-workshop.latex.recipes": [ { "name": "lualatex->biber->lualatex", "tools": [ "lualatex", ...
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Biblatex: Two citation styles in the same document in two refsegments?

Is it possible to have two citation styles in the same document separated by two refsegments? I'd like to have in the first segment a numeric style, as is in the MWE below, and in the second segment ...
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Biblatex not working with VSCode

I have been using Overleaf for several years, but I am trying to switch to compiling LaTeX documents locally as I am starting much larger projects now and I would like to be able to insert figures ...
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"Empty bibliography." [duplicate]

I'm trying to write the bibliography of my bachelor's degree thesis using the biblatex package, but when I compile my .tex file a warning says "Empty bibliography." and nothing appear on the ...
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