[OS X TeX] jurabib - large annotation

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Jul 17 04:25:28 EDT 2006

On 17.07.2006, at 09:55, Alex Hamann wrote:

> I started to use jurabib and this style supports the annote-field.  
> Suddenly  a file that contains a citation of a bibtex-record with a  
> very large annotation won´t compile. I could not understand from  
> the documentation wether it is possible to switch this support off  
> in jurabib itself. After modifications in BibDesk which I am using  
> (checking "Save Annote
> and Abstract fields at the end of the items" in BibDesk's Files  
> preference pane [thx to Adam Maxwell for the hint]) I managed to  
> get the file compiled, however, the I get the warning that the  
> record is missing author, title, and other significant information  
> which - needless to say - are actually there. The very long  
> annotation just seems to prevent LaTex/BibTex from reading them  
> correctly.  How do I get the file compiled properly without having  
> ot delete the whole annotation?
> Cheers,
> Alex

IME there's little you can do. Be sure to check whether it correctly  
breaks the line, because I often had annotations which were actually  
smaller (consisted of fewer line) than they appeared, so going  
through this by hand and eliminating line breaks may help. But  
there's a limit of what bibtex can handle, and although everywhere I  
posted this problem people told me that it should be easy to compile  
bibtex with a bigger buffer no one has done it so far. My solution  
for the cases where the annotation is too big is that I created a  
text file which I then attached to the entry with BibDesk. Not ideal,  
but it works.

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