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Zoya1363
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bib.aux error: couldn't open file name

Postby Zoya1363 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:29 pm

I tried to write bibliography in latex , but after compile i get this:Process started

I couldn't open file name `thesisBIB.aux'

Process exited normally

, and i can not see proper bibliography in my original file . what's the problem?

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Johannes_B
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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:39 pm

Hi and welcome,


This is really not many information, but, i guess i can say something helpful.
LaTeX creates a helper file with the same name as you tex file, but with the ending tex. It writes some stuff in there that bibtex uses later. To make bibtex find that file, you need ensure two things:
1. run latex in the first place to generate the aux-file
2. run bibtex on this generated auxfile (or just on the basename)


In your example, bibtex tries to open thesisBIB, which is the name of your database with the ending bib I suppose?
Don't worry, it's a common mistake :-)
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Postby foret » Sat May 09, 2015 7:24 pm

Hello everybody,

my problem is a very similar one:

I struggle to output a bibliography.

I already found the potential source why the bibliography is not generated:
I read that I have to to four runs: 1. tex, 2. aux, 3. tex, 4. tex.

My problem is that I don't know how to run the .aux-file after I running the bib-file for the first time. I also read that I can tye the following command into the command line: bibtex latex_source_code.aux but I don't know how the command line looks like.
I use Texnic Center as a LaTex distribution and JabRef as a BibTex manager.
Any help is very much appreciated!
Thank you!

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Postby Johannes_B » Sun May 10, 2015 1:09 am

Hi and welcome,

TeXniccenter is known for doing that stuff for you. So usually, there shouldn't be any need to use a command line.
I am not familiar with TeXnicCenter. Which version do you use? In the profiles section, there should be a checkmark for your current profile at Use BibTeX in this profile.
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