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Bibtex problems not running

Postby peaches20 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:41 pm

Hi,

This is my first time with bibtex and I am having problems. I am using linux with \documentclass. I am not quite sure what the sequence of order is for running.

I have the setup

\thebibliography{plain}
\bibliography{name.bib}


and am using pdflatex. Once I run pdflatex what is the sequence for incorporating the bibtex file?

Thanks,
Peaches

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:15 pm

If you main document is called main.tex, you have to run bibtex main in your working directory.

You also have to get rid of the file extension in the \bibliography line.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:57 am

Hi Peaches!

Do you use a LaTeX editor? Which one?

If you compile at the command prompt, that is, in a terminal window, it goes like

pdflatex main
bibtex main
pdflatex main
pdflatex main


These several runs to resolve all cross-references with page numbers.

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