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Colin93
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Problem with downloading biber and biblatex on Windows

Postby Colin93 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:53 pm

Hi everyone

I use Texmaker. I downloaded Biblatex and Biber as I couldn't find them in my Miktex file. I added Biber in C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/x64/biber.exe and the Biblatex directory in C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9...
I have Windows 10.

I downloaded Biber and Biblatex from the following websites :
https://sourceforge.net/projects/biblat ... p_redirect
https://sourceforge.net/projects/biblat ... rce=navbar

But now Texmaker is no longer working... What did I do wrong ?

Have a nice week

Coline

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Postby Johannes_B » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:12 pm

The chance that texmaker isn't working anymore is very low to nil. Texmaker is just a frontend.

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex}
  3. \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}
  4. \begin{document}
  5. Zitiere Onlinequelle: \cite{ctan,markey}\par
  6. Zitiere Buch: \parencite{companion}\par
  7. Zitiere Artikel: \cite{springer}
  8. \printbibliography[heading=bibintoc]
  9. \end{document}


Copy that minimal working example, save it and compile it. What happens?
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Postby Colin93 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:03 pm

Hi Johannes B

I did make a mistake yes. Now texmaker is working. However my document (thesis) which works at work is not.

I replaced 4 directories that I had in C:/ProgramFiles(x86)/MikTex2.9 by the same I found in the downloaded Biblatex directory : biber, bibtex, doc and tex.

The biber.exe files remains where I put it earlier. Your minimum exmple works well. But I can't get Makeindex and Biber to work...

I get this error message : ! Undefined control sequence.

What should I do if I want to add Biblatex ? My Texmaker version only has Bibtex.

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:25 pm

You are confusing, you say my document works, on the other hand you cannot biber to work. And why makeindex? It is not needed.

Also, LaTeX is a bit more precise, it tells you which control sequence is undefined. That would have been the really interesting part. You might just have a simple typo, or you forgot to load the package defining the macro.

Please provide a minimal compiling example along with the log file.
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