[OS X TeX] Bibliography Key
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Sep 21 20:42:40 EDT 2009
On Sep 21, 2009, at 2:17 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Alan Litchfield wrote:
>> It has taken a while to get in front of my LaTeX Companion and it
>> does not
>> appear to say in there that the cite key can have no spaces
>> although all the
>> examples have none. Having tried it on a sample file PDFLaTeX
>> failed to read
>> an entry in which I added spaces into the key and succeeded in
>> reading it when
>> I removed the spaces. So the non-use of white space appears to be
>> However, when I entered the key and put a white space before the
>> key in the
>> tex file it was ignored. If I put a space before the key in the bib
>> file, that
>> too was ignored.
> I agree, it isn't clear from the documentation. I've looked in the
> BibTeX documentation, The LaTeX Companion (2nd Edition), Guide to
> LaTeX (4th Edition), LaTeX - A Document Preparation System and More
> Math Into LaTeX (4ht Edition) and all were unclear about the spaces.
> Of course the proof is in the pudding and if bibtex chokes the
> answer is clear.
> I'd guess leading spaces might be ignored so I'd leave them out!
Here's an old post of mine on bibdesk-users that mentions TLC 2nd ed.
I don't have the book here in my hotel, so have to resort to quoting
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