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Using bibTex on Orange Legrand Book

Postby caneb » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:12 pm

Dear all,

I have problems with using bibTex with Orange Legrand Book and I really need to. It's quite urgent. Is there a (not too complicated) way to do that?

Thank you so much !

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:50 pm

Welcome,

a good start for us to work on your problem would be to know: What error do you have?
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Postby caneb » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:41 pm

Hey,

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

I wanted to use the packages "cite" or "apacite" for my bibliography but it doesn't work. I think it's because of the use of \printbibliography function, which probably comes from the biblatex package. I am fine with using it but I don't understand why they put weird things in brackets at the beginning of every new line. I'd prefer to have something like

[1] Author, (Date), etc...
[2] Author, ...
and so on.

Even on the original file, it writes [Smi12], [Smi13] and I don't want that to appear on the PDF file.

Thanks in advance!

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:00 am

What the template does is nothing strange, this is an alphabetical label as is used in many disciplines, you on the other hand want a numerical label. Use style=numeric.

Package apacite would give you an author-date style, so not what you want.
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Postby caneb » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:29 am

Thank you! What if I want the list in the alphabetical order but without anything on the left?

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:12 pm

Probably style=authoryear.
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Postby caneb » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:37 pm

Great, it works, thanks a lot!


In the meantime, my professor sent me a .bst file he uses for the bibliography.

Is there any way to include it in the structure.tex file?


(Sorry for all those questions! I'm not very familiar with the use of templates)

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:30 pm

If you want to (have to) use bst files, that means switching back to the old BibTeX system.

Please ask you professor if the current output is ok and valid. If he wants the bibliography to look exactly like it would with the bst-file, we can do that.


Honestly, often advisors tell to use something because they just don't know the alternatives, so in my personal opinion, just ask them. That's their job.
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Postby caneb » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:52 am

Yeah, apparently he exactly wants that... That I use his bst file.

Is that hard to use with structure.tex?

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Postby Johannes_B » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:20 am

Delete everything that has to do with the new biblatex system, and use the old one.

  1. \bibliographystyle{whatHeWants}
  2. \bibliography{yourDatabase}


You might also need package natbib.
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