# [texworks] Using BibTeX in TeXworks

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 07:53:48 CEST 2009

```Hi,

On 2009-09-16 23:43, Colin McLarty wrote:
> I can’t find anything in the TeXworks manual about using BibTeX.  And
> in fact when I try  using TeXworks on a file I have been writing in
> WinEdt, then  TeXworks ignores all  the BibTeX.
>

Just for clarification: how do you use BibTeX? As a seperate .bib file,
or as inline \bibitem commands?
page, from Alain's builds, from MikTeX, or did you compile it yourself?

>  I do indeed have the edit function set on pdfLaTeX + MakeIndex +
> Bibtex.   I am sure I’m missing something very simple, but I don’t
> know what.  How do I find out how to make it work?
>

What do you mean by "edit function set on pdfLaTeX + ... + BibTeX"? Do
you mean the typesetting engine (e.g. from the drop-down menu in the
upper left, or from the typeset menu)? If so, how is it defined (see the
preferences dialog for that)?

Are there any error/warning messages? Did you try running LaTeX/BibTeX
several times? Did you try running BibTeX manually (from the command
line)? Do you get a .bib file?

Many questions, I hope with your answers we can get to the bottom of