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nicol
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### Bibliography in alphabetic Order

Dear all,

I have a problem. Since some days ago biblatex do not generate a bibliography in an alphabetic order. I used the same preamble I used before, but now it does not work.

What did I do? Where is the problem? This is the preamble I use.
\begin{filecontents}{nicol.bib}@book{Carroll,   title={Alice Bla Bla},   author={Carroll, Lewis},    year = {1886}   } @book{Gibson,   title={Neuromancer},   author={Gibson, William},    year = {1984}   }\end{filecontents}   \documentclass{book} \usepackage[german,french,spanish,english]{babel}\usepackage[babel]{csquotes} \usepackage[backend=bibtex,%bibstyle=authoryear,citestyle=authoryear]{biblatex} \DeclareBibliographyCategory{books} \defbibheading{books}{\section*{Bibliography}}   \begin{document} ... some text \cite{Gibson}...\cite{Carroll}  \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\bibname}  \printbibliography[heading=books] \end{document}

What I would like to have is a bibliography ordered by an alphabetic order of the authors.

I would like to have this output:

... some text Gibson 1984...Carroll 1886

Bibliography:
Carroll ....
Gibson ....

Unfortunately I get a bibliography ordered following the order of the quotation in the text. The text quoted first is the first text in the bibliography.

This is what I get:

... some text Neuromancer...Alice

Bibliography:
Gibson ...
Caroll ...

Thank you very much for any help.

Best
Nicol
Last edited by nicol on Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:41 am, edited 5 times in total.

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localghost
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If you want to get concrete answers, you will have to present more than a preamble. Since you are not new to the forum, you should already know this.

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pst
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It seems like all that is missing to make this an example is to add a \addbibresource line. But I can't reproduce any problem then, so there is probably something else in your actual document that really causes the problem. I think you know what to do to make it possible to help you.

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