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Empty Bibliography and undefined Citations

Postby janjakob2007 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:29 pm

Dear community,

I want to create as simple bibliography but something goes wrong so that I get the message below.
  1. No file listbib.bbl.
  2. [1{/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}]
  3. (./listbib.aux)
  4.  
  5. LaTeX Warning: There were undefined references.
  6.  
  7. )</usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmbx10.pfb
  8. ></usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmr10.pfb>
  9. Output written on listbib.pdf (1 page, 24679 bytes).
  10. SyncTeX written on listbib.synctex.gz.
  11. Transcript written on listbib.log.

Where are the mistakes? Maybe I need to modify the "path"? If so, how should I proceed?.


Thank in advance,
Jean
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listbib.tex
(311 Bytes) Downloaded 435 times
mybib.bib
(363 Bytes) Downloaded 421 times

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Johannes_B
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Postby Johannes_B » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:52 pm

Did you run BibTeX on the file? Afterwards you need to run LaTeX twice more.
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Postby janjakob2007 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:24 am

Thank you very much for your answer. Yes, I did the following.
  1. latex listbib.tex
  2. bibtex mybib.bib
  3. listbib.tex
  4. listbib.tex

But in the second step, I get this message.
I couldn't open file name `mybib1.aux'.

I'm using TeXworks -for first time- on Mac OS. As I'm new in TeXworks, Mac and LaTeX I cannot figure out were the mistake is.


Thanks in advance for any help
JJ

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:04 am

Johannes_B wrote:Did you run BibTeX on the file?

Well, seems i wasn't clear enough. You need to run LaTeX and BibTeX on the same base name, which is in your example "listbib". So you need to have your source file (*.tex) open when clicking the BibTeX button.

LaTeX creates "listbib.aux" (auxiliary file) from "listbib.tex", BibTeX uses this aux file to extract only the relevant parts of the bibliography (*.bib) to create the bibliography (*.bbl), which in turn is read by LaTeX again to print the actual bibliography.

It is pretty easy once you understand the workflow.


Best regards
Johannes


PS: You said you are new to LaTeX. I advise you to read some introductory material.
PPS: Sometimes you may need to use the terminal. Have a look at Mac terminal. There might be some interesting information.
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Postby janjakob2007 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:47 pm

Thank you very much for all advice. It is working as I wanted.


Jean


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