[texhax] citation parens

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Fri Jun 22 05:10:46 CEST 2007

On 21 Jun, 2007, at 19:46, fbe2 wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to change the way citations are presented in my thesis  
> class
> (which loads class 'report' as a base). Right now citations in the dvi
> file are in parens. So
> "The sky is blue \cite{blah}"  in the latex file becomes  "The sky is
> blue (2)" in the compiled doc and I want it to be "The sky is blue  
> [2]"
> instead. I've looked in the bst file, the report.cls, even the  
> latex.ltx
> file, and can't figure it out.

You might want to take a look at


or, if you use Linux or Mac OS (I don't know about Windows), in your  
terminal application:

texdoc natbib



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