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Insert citation from BibTex to Lyx

Postby mkbh10 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:17 pm

I am working with Lyx 2.0.6 and BibTex 2.9 on windows 7. I am unable to push citations from bibtex to lyx using various pipes given on the net.

What am I missing ?


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Postby StarValkyrie » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:42 pm

I don't understand what you're trying to do. Usually, there's no pushing involved to use BibTeX in LyX. You go to the Insert Menu>List/TOC>BibTeX Bibliography and, in the pop up that opens, hit Add and navigate to your bib file, then hit Browse and navigate to your bst file, chose your options below that (this is where you can force BibTeX to display all citations in your bib file rather than just the ones cited in the docuemnt, if that's what you want), and then hit OK. You can configure additional options through Document Settings>Bibliography and Document Settings>PDF Properties. Then to add a citation, put your cursor where you want it and hit the Insert Citation button on the toolbar (it looks like three papers with a blue box at the corner). In the pop up that appears, choose the citation you want from the list int he first box and hit add to put it into the second box, then under Formatting (you can also enter ghost citations here if you need to include individual entries into the bibliography that don't appear as a citation in the document), select the style from the pulldown and hit OK. If you're trying to do something else, such as push citations from some kind of reference management program like Zotero, that's different, but it would depend on what software you're using.

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