[OS X TeX] biblatex / TeXShop questions

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Jan 1 15:51:13 CET 2013

On 01/01/2013 13:01, Scot Mcphee wrote:
> 2.
> I am using the style "authoryear-comp" as that is pretty close to the house style for my PhD. However one thing it does do that looks wrong to me is the citation is 'Author YYYY' but the bibliographical entry is 'Author, Firstname. (YYYY). ...'. I know our house style rules are on the lines that if the year is in brackets in the citations, it should be in the biblio, and vice-versa. How do I control that? Do I need to write a custom style?

Sounds as if you want \textcite rather than 'plain' \cite.

> 3.
> When I want to include a page number or page range in the citation, which for Humanities scholars is all the time, is really the only way to do this like this: 
> \cite{Feldherr:1998ts}{: 9--11}
> The format we have to use is "Author YYYY: pg", I've found I have to add the colon, and the space, to the second argument. Can I configure it to at least take:
> \cite{Feldherr:1998ts}{9--11}
> And have the citation style add the colon/space separator?

The basic format for including page numbers is


for example


For the colon, try


in your preamble.

> 4.
> Additionally to this, how would you recommend to handle a complex footnote citation as per the following example: 
> \footnote{e.g. see Jaeger 1993: 350--352, 361--362; Kraus 1994; Edwards 1996: 6--7, 46, 84--85; Chaplin 2000}
> Should I handle it with all separate \cite entries as in 
> \footnote{e.g see \cite{Jaeger:1993xx}{: 350--352, 361--362}; \cite{Kraus:1994xx}; \cite{Edwards:1996xx}{6--7, 46, 84--85} ...}
> Or is there a cleaner way to handle that type of circumstance in a single \cite?

That's what the 's' versions are for

    [6--7, 46]{Edwards:1996xx}
Joseph Wright

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