[OS X TeX] BibTeX buffer size exceeded

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 4 16:06:26 CET 2005

On 4 feb 2005, at 15:53, Michael Kubovy wrote:

> I believe that a previous thread suggested changing the file to UNIX 
> line feeds. I believe that I have done that. How to check?

I would guess that JabRef doesn't know a thing about Mac line-breaks, 
so I'd be surprised if they ever got in there... Simple advice: 
download TextWrangler, and check in the user interface there.

> Any further advice?

"line 21247" is in the field that is actually too long. Have a look 
what it is (with a text editor). If it is an abstract field, or really 
anything but a name field, you can use the technique described here: 
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=bibstrtl (stick to the 
second method, don't bother about the first).

There are no messages about possibly missing {} pairs, leading to an 
abstract that includes the next entry? Try to balance the braces well 
before the point of failure (using for example TextWrangler), that 
should tell you if that is the problem.

If the problem is within the authors (or editors) field, you have a 
problem. The only option at the moment is to cut the list and end it 
with "and others".


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