[OS X TeX] Recompiling BibTeX

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 12 10:30:43 CEST 2004

On 12 jul 2004, at 8:07, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> I have quite long annotations in my .bib file, too long for BibTeX. 
> When running BibTeX it fails because some fields are larger than 5000 
> characters. I was told that changing this limit and recompiling it 
> should be fairly easy, but I have no idea how to do it. Has anyone 
> already compiled such a version or can maybe give me an idiot step by 
> step guide so I can do it myself?

For annotations there is a known workaround: put the long annotations 
in a separate file, and use \input{somefile} in the annotation field 

The only time you're really screwed is when the authors field has too 
many characters...


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