# [texhax] Bibtex, ordering of bibliography items.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Dec 6 20:03:19 CET 2010

On 6/12/2010, at 11:08 PM, Philip G. Ratcliffe wrote:

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>> For the record, what I wound up doing --- and what I think
>> would generally solve problems of the ilk of that with which
>> I was faced --- was:
>>
>> 	author = "{\noopsort{HawkesA}}{Alan G. Hawkes}",
>>
>> for the item which I wished to come first in the sort, and
>>
>> 	author = "{\noopsort{HawkesB}}{Alan G. Hawkes}",
>>
>> for the item which I wished to come second.

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> And of course, the way one actually solves any given problem is a matter of
> taste - one suggestion though is always to try and make sure that it will
> always work - for example, did you check what happens if you later introduce
> a frther reference such as
>
> 	author = "{Adrian Hawkes}" ?

Uh, no.  I didn't.  That would mess things up, wouldn't it?

Back to the drawing board.

Thanks for the heads-up.

cheers,

Rolf Turner

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