[XeTeX] BiBdesk / BiBTeX

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Dec 19 16:29:12 CET 2005

On Dec 19, 2005, at 01:08, Bernd wrote:

> bibdesk finding the path:
> I gave up on that, it seems to be broken under OS X (or I'm too  
> stupid) but I'm using the /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/bibtex/ 
> bib/ fodler and created a new folder for custom made bibliographies.

Can you clarify whether you're talking about "BibTeX" or "BibDesk"?   
I'm one of the developers of BibDesk, and I'm pretty sure it's not  
broken under OS X.


> Now I  can use one bib for more than one document without having it  
> always in the same folder. You might need to chmod your folder and  
> run sudo texhash to make it available though.
> Fonts: make sure you're using the proper fonts, this cost me one  
> afternoon to figure out why my bibliography never looked right.
> Hope that helps, Bernd.
> Martin Henning wrote:
>> On Dec 18, 2005, at 11:17 PM, musa furber wrote:
>>> %%% begin previewtemplate.tex
>>> \documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
>>> %%% The next four lines are for XeTeX; we use Lucida Grande for  
>>> the default (Roman) font, and Gill Sans for
>>> %%% the sans-serif font.  Lucida Grande is a good choice if you  
>>> need a wide variety of characters.
>>> \usepackage{fontspec}
>>> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
>>> \setromanfont{Lucida Grande}
>>> \setsansfont[Scale=0.94]{Gill Sans}
>>> %%% The remainder of the file is standard BibDesk stuff, and  
>>> should be left alone
>>> \pagestyle{empty}
>>> \textwidth = 6.5in
>>> \voffset = -105pt
>>> \hoffset = -120pt
>>> \usepackage{natbib}
>>> %\usepackage{harvard}
>>> \renewcommand{\refname}{}
>>> \begin{document}
>>> \nocite{*}
>>> \bibliography{<<File>>}
>>> \bibliographystyle{<<Style>>}
>>> \end{document}
>>> %%% end
>> thank you musa, i will try that asap - what i did first: i copied  
>> the stuff from the template to my document, which is being  
>> processed by xelatex anyway... just to get the right commands...  
>> so now i'm using package natbib, put in style and reference to  
>> the .bib-file: doesn't work! the output says, that he is looking  
>> vor a .bbl-file? never heard of bbl-files, though :)
>> Package natbib Warning: Citation `can_gen_ru' on page 2 undefined  
>> on input line
>> 3.
>> ) [2]
>> No file pican.bbl.
>> Package natbib Warning: There were undefined citations.
>> any suggestions? the path i give in \bibliography is most  
>> certainly right, since i placed the .bib-file in the same folder.  
>> tried path with and without file.extension, but it doesn't help.  
>> on OS X TeX list i read (in archives..) something about setting  
>> paths for BiBTeX, but it seems to me that this is only for people  
>> who want bibtex to find stuff automaticallyy without having to  
>> type the path name "all the time" - yes?
>> slightly insecure greetings,
>> -- 
>> Martin Henning
>> martin at easy2design.de
>> http://log.tigerbus.de
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