[pdftex] hyperref and cite

Aiko Huckauf Aiko.Huckauf at epost.de
Fri Jan 12 21:57:23 CET 2001

>> The question was raised this morning about getting numerical references
>> sorted.  There is a package that does this already: citesort.sty,
>> written by Donald Arseneau  in 1989:
>>       ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/obsolete/macros/latex209/contrib/misc/citesort.sty
>> It is on the TeXlive-5d CD in
>>       texmf/tex/latex/ltxmisc/citesort.sty

RF> unfortunately, it's unlikely to work with hyperref, given that
RF> cite.sty (which long ago superseded it) doesn't work with hyperref.

RF> citesort is _so _ old, and _so_ inferior to cite.sty, that i moved it
RF> some time ago to the `obsolete' area of ctan (as you see above).

RF> i guess the recommendation remains to use natbib sort&compress option.

RF> robin

Indeed, citesort is very old, that's why I used cite instead.
Unfortunately, however, cite doesn't work together with hyperref (at
least with respect to sorting and compressing the numerical
In the meantime I found a solution using natbib instead of cite.
Natbib knows the option "sort&compress", and with a small additional
workaround, the combination natbib/hyperref produced exactly what I
wanted to have.


Aiko Huckauf

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