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{custom-bib} is a package for creating custom bibliography styles for use with {bibtex}. This is done by running the "makebst" utility (run TeX on LaTeX on makebst.tex) to interactively choose options from a menu. It is also possible to run this utility in batch mode.

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Displaying only the starting page of a page range in bibliographies

I'm battling with this for couple of hours now... My supervisor asked me to generate the bibliography in a certain style, for articles I need to do: Author 1; Author 2, Journal name, volume, page, ...
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Debugging a custom-bib bst file that crashes on book items

I created my own bibliography file with custom-bib (makebst), but when I run it with a reference to a book I get: $ bibtex PhD [...normal output] Database file #1: PhD.bib You can't pop an empty ...
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Exclude note and addendum from bibliography

I am using biblatex to print bibliographies. Although, it is handy to have adendum and note fields in bib entries, I wonder if there is a way to remove them from the output. I tried to use adendum=...
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Add numbering to references

I created my bibliography style (author-year) in "custom-bib" using natbib. References are generated using bibtex and sorted alphabetically. Publisher wants to, they were still numbered from 1 to n. ...
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Bibliography numbering style

I'm creating a bibliography for a paper submission to The Bulletin of Math Biology. I've created a custom .bst file with custom-bib, but haven't been able to get the numbering correct. I'm not sure ...
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Editing bst file to underline title

I could not find an option in makebst that would make the titles of articles be underlined, however, using emphasize in an otherwise correct bst I was able to underline it. Unfortunately this makes ...
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How to verify if entry `country = {}` is empty in a custom BibLaTeX library?

I have created a BibLaTeX library, which I use to organize all my oral and poster presentations. It is in fact a customized library with new data types and cite commands. I got all ideas from here and ...
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How to edit a .bst file to get bold volume number in case of articles?

I have the following code \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \bibliographystyle{mybst} \nocite{*} \bibliography{mybib} \end{document} My .bib file is @article{liberti2009, title={...
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bibtex ignores MACROs in bst style

So I created my custom bst file using "latex makebst" it mostly works fine and I slowly get a rudimentary hang how the .bst thing works. Mostly thanks to this guide http://mirrors.ctan.org/...
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How to cite a multi-volume book of collected works with BibTeX?

I would like to cite a particular volume within a multi-volume book that is the collected works of some author. The collected works were edited by an editor. I am using a custom .bst file that I ...
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Role of swap$ in bibinfo.check function in makebst created bst file

I try to understand a makebst-created .bst file. It has a function called bibinfo.check. The function is defined as: FUNCTION {bibinfo.check} { swap$ duplicate$ missing$ { pop$ pop$ ...
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Eliminating URL in bbl file, and makebst

I compiled my own bst file using the latex makebst command. This is a brilliant way of amending the style of references. However, makebst creates a very ugly 'URL' prefix for web-pages. It just looks ...
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Remove "In" from inproceedings entries using makebst file

I have made a custom .bst file using makebst, but I can't remove the "In" before the booktitle in inproceedings entries. That is, right now my entries read: ..."title." In Proceedings of Conference,...
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Punctuation between authors in bibliography?

I am finalizing my doctoral dissertation in LaTeX, and before printing my university has some very specific requirements regarding the formatting of the references section. Using makebst I have been ...
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Make volume bold in custom bibliography style .bst

Since I could not find the style that met my teacher's requirements for the bibliography I have to do, I created my own bst with latex makebst on my mac. I had chosen to make the volume bold but it ...
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Upper case author names for BST file (based on APA)

I have created a .bst file using makebst. It is based on the APA style. I have compared the .bst file to other bst files, and trying unsuccessfully to put the authors in the bibliography in capitals. ...
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Error message when running custom .bst file in bibtex

I have created a custom .bst file with the makebst program. Whenever I run BibTeX on it I first get the following error: z is an unknown function --- line 169 of file eup.bst Then for all entries in ...
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Add field to bibliography style

I have generated a style using latex makebst. It works perfectly, except that I want to add a 'collaboration' field to my entries, to be shown in parenthesis imediately after the authors. There wasn't ...
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makebbx - program similar to makebst? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a style definition helper for creating biblatex citation styles, like makebst for biblatex? There is a "program" called makebst that allows creating of fine-tuned ....
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How to remove 'URL' prefixed before the URL in bibliography

I had to create my own bibliography style to format my .bib database using custom-bib and an external language file. I have a couple of problems left, one is that when I have an entry with a URL, ...
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Self-declared 'DeclareCiteCommand' shall not increase counter of references

I have created a BibLaTeX library, which contains entries in a custom made BibTeX format of all my colleagues. With help of DeclareCiteCommand, I have defined several custom 'cite' commands, which I ...
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How to sort bibliography entries alphabetically by \cite key?

I have generated a custom *.bst style file with whom I am generally quite happy with. The references are automatically ordered alphabetically. However, if there is more than one article published by ...
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How to customize a .bst bibliographic style created with custom-bib for dealing with entries with no year and/or no author

I am using natbib with author-year-like cites style and with a custom references style (a .bst file) that I created with custom-bib. That style file for references is also author-year oriented, of ...
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BibTeX style always uses ampersand regardless of choice in makebst

I've now twice generated a bst file using makebst. Regardless of my choice when asked whether to use "and" or "&" for 3+ authors in the reference list, the style always uses "&". I would very ...
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Natbib and makebst: For three authors, natbib is truncating citations [closed]

I'm using natbib, and a .bst file generated by me with latex makebst. This .bst only puts et al. if citation has more than three authors. \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[round]{natbib} \...
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The bbl.and function in my bst file is ignored

I have created a custom bautzen.bst file for a paper which has to be written in German with kind-of Harvard style but some changes. To create the bst I have used the custom-bib script and added a ...
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Adjusting booktitle in inproceedings in a makebst-file

I have used makebst to create my Harvard-bibliography. Jiang, W., Koguchi, K. and Schulzrinne, H. (2003), ‘QoS evaluation of VoIP end- points’, ‘IEEE International Conference on Communications, ...
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How to make citations using sentence fragments instead of numbers?

Does anyone know a way to make endnote citations that use words or sentence fragments from the body of the text, instead of numbers or symbols? (My reason for doing this is so that there is no ...
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BibTeX style like [Jones90]?

Is there a "standard" BibTeX style which is like 'alpha' in all other respects but uses first author surname, (preferably) 2-digit year keys, so a citation for "Jones, Smith and Other" would show up ...
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Add item to bst

I have a custom .bst made with makebst. It works well, except I would like to add an extra field for translated works. Ideally I would like something like "translated by [translator]" to appear after ...
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makebst 'initial error'

I'm trying to make a customized bibliography style, and I have downloaded makebst. I open the makebst.tex file in my TeXMaker-editor, and press LaTeX (F2) to compile. But then I get this error: ! ...
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BibTeX: .bst Style is Applied on Bibliography, but not on The Citations

I'm not a very experienced LaTeX used. What I Created: a .tex file using LyX a .bib bibliography using JabRef also my own suitable .bst style for BibTeX using custom-bib's makebst pdflatex's Output:...
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force line break in LaTeX bibliography (style file generated using makebst)

I would like to edit my .bst file so that the bibliography outputs with a line break after each author block (all authors) and no left or right indent of wrapping lines. So, instead of Mathieu, J....
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Recreate .dbj file from information found in .bst file

I have a .bst file of unknown origin that contains the following information: %% This is file `iatbr.bst', %% generated with the docstrip utility. %% %% The original source files were: %% %% merlin....
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How to add author-year support to a .bst file?

I'm currently trying to format my references according to the DeGruyter Open Computer Science guidelines, and I've made a custom .bst file for this. However, in my paper, I use natbib's citet a bunch,...
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makebst generated bibtex file - Error: You can't pop an empty literal stack for entry [duplicate]

When I compile the following latex code: \documentclass[british]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \begin{document} \cite{Lyklema_Fundamentals_1995_} \...
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Make Author's Last name uppercase, leave first name intact and more

I need help adjusting my reference list (not the in-text citation). I adjusted the existing apalike.bst for capitalization of the author name by inserting the below functions and renaming the file ...
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Error message when trying to 'latex makebst'

In trying to create a customized bibliography style, I have attempted to run the command latex makebst (and alternatively tex makebst) but to no avail. Instead, I get the following error message: !...
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Apalike but sort by last name of first author and year

I would like to use the natbib package in bibtex with the bibliographystyle apalike with a specific type of author-year ordering in the bibliography. I want items to generally be sorted/ordered ...
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Numeric-style citation call-outs encased in round parentheses instead of square brackets, with custom makebst-made bibliography style

I have made a custom bibliography style with the makebst utility, where i chose numerical in-text citations. The default style is apparently with square brackets around the citation number, but i need ...
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How to change .bst file to get a comma between publisher and year

I'm getting lost in the .bst file I created with "latex makebst". For a book entry, I chose the option %>>PUBLISHER ADDRESS: %<<PUBLISHER IN PARENTHESES: % %: (def) Publisher as normal ...
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How to increase the horizontal space between the label and the bibliography item, by editing the .bst file

I created a custom .bst file to manage my bibliography style using natbib and I can't find where and how to format the horizontal space between the labels and the bibliography entries. In particular, ...
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Remove space after pages (pp.) in .bst files

There is an unecessary space after pp. in my references that I am trying to get rid of. I managed to find where they are in the bst file, but every time I remove tie.or.space.prefix an error occurs. ...
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BibLaTeX: Replace multiple authors with dashes in authoryear style

I am trying to replicate a bibliography style in BibLaTeX. In the original style, repeated author names are supposed to be replaced by dashes like this: Sherlock Holmes (2016), ... ————/Watson, John ...
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Add custom field to bibtex entry, and print it

I want to add a volume field to @manual. This is the @manual function generated by makebst FUNCTION {manual} { output.bibitem format.authors output author format.key output format.date "year" ...
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Citation and bibliography customization

I am currently writing my PhD thesis and I am haunted by the choice of a convenient bibliography package/style/etc to meet exactly my needs of a custom list of references. \documentclass{book} \...
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How can I increase the space after ":" and before the page numbers in bib entries of type article?

I am using the makebst utility to organize the way references are formatted, and I want to adjust it to get extra horizontal space between ":" and the page number for entries of type @...
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What does "Reference Component Tags" do in makebst?

I am making my own latex bibliography style with makebst (see https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/96179/175861). I chose to incude REVTeX data fields. One of the last selections I have to make is <<...
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Custom bst book entry no editors

I've created a custom .bst file and it does not show the editors correctly. My current .bst entry for book is as follow: FUNCTION {book} { output.bibitem author empty$ { format.editors "author ...
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What is the definition of \printlist{location} (biblatex)

I'm writing my own bibliography style based on the trad-standard.bbx. For the phdthesis driver I'd like to include the department as a separate input in the bib file. So my bibfile looks like this: @...
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