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Re: natbib | Bibliography not compatible

Postby josephwright » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:02 am

Natbib is written by Patrick Daly:
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Postby blakeredfield » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:16 pm

I am having the same problem, as the original post. And the machine that compiled by documemt originally is not accessible anymore. Can you please post the old natbib.sys, so me and anyone else with this problem can fall back to it?

Is there a place where I can get the old one anyway?

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Postby Tissie » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:10 pm

I recently got the solution from another forum; just write
  1. \usepackage[numbers]{natbib}

instead of:
  1. \usepackage{natbib}

This will work with the new version.

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Postby blakeredfield » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:52 pm

Nice, you're too fast mate. I just got the 'old' version of natbib from 2007 and was about to upload it.

Just in case someone needs it however, I will put it here.

Thanks for the workaround.
natbib (11-3-2007).7z
Old natbib.sty, from (11-3-2007)
(9.66 KiB) Downloaded 1217 times

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Postby kallemarx » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi guys!

I found this thread owing to the same problem. I'm happy I can tell you overwriting the new natbib.sty (v8.31) with the old one (v7.0a) worked very fine.

Since there is no post in response to localghosts entry of Feb 20. 2009 I searched for the author of the .sty-file and found Patrick W Daly from Katlenburg/Germany holding the Copyright for it. I sent him a link to this thread - hopefully he will react.

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Postby janki » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:09 am

The solution for Windows 7 users (I am using MiKTeX 2.8): the file to change (natbib.sty) is not in Program Files any more. I found it in c:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.8\tex\latex\natbib\ folder (it is hidden!)


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Postby Desalegn » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:31 pm

I am having the same issue. I don't have the old version of Natib.
The bib file works perfectly with the numerical style, but the author-year style (Plainnate) causes error "! Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations"
Any suggestion please?

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Postby okasha » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:01 pm

I'm also having this problem with Natbib.

Two solutions have been suggested on this thread so far.

(i) use the [numbers] option with Natbib.
However, this is no good as I want author-year, not numerical citations. (This is why I am using Natbib in the first place.)

(ii) Overwrite with an old version of Natbib.
My problem is that I don't know how to do this, in fact I don't really understand what it means.
I am new to LaTeX, this is my first attempt to use BibTex and NatBib.

Could someone please tell me how to do option (ii), or else suggest another fix?

many thanks

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Postby Clovis » Thu May 12, 2011 11:24 am

This topic helped me solving the issue.
I just replace the natbib 2009 package by the 2007 one.


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Postby tash » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:54 pm

I managed to fix this problem by checking my .bib file for missing year entries (very easily done using BibDesk and probably most similar software - just sorted all entries by year and edited/removed those with the years missing.) Re-ran everything and didn't have any problems.

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