[OS X TeX] Basic question on BibTex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 10 14:32:09 EST 2006

On Mar 10, 2006, at 1:17 PM, Winfried Zettelmeyer wrote:

> Hallo, all,
> after unsuccessfully searching on the bibdesk-users list sorry for  
> asking this Level-0-question here:
> I am starting with Bibdesk (version 1.2.5), opened a new  
> bibliography and entered a publication, complete with citation key.  
> I have saved the file in the folder with the .tex and aux-files.
> When dragging the entry into my .tex file it is appears nicely with  
> \cite{}, however, it does not compile, showing only ? in the pdf  
> output. The log file says "LaTeX Warning: Citation  
> `Milton2000Approaches-to-p' on page 3 undefined on input line 82".  
> So it apparently does not find the .bib file. Where to put  
> this .bib file so that the entry is recognised ?
> Thanks for your help !


You need a


where you want the bibliography to be inserted. In addition, after  
the first compile you need to run bibtex (Shft-Cmd-B in TeXShop) and  
then compile it twice to insert the bibliography and resolve the  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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