# [OS X TeX] Miscellaneous Questions

KHALID NADIRI khalid.nadiri at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 13:43:45 EST 2010

Thanks Alan.  I've created a BibTex bibliography via BibDesk and have exported it to the folder where my article is saved.  When I try to run the BibTex file in my LaTeX file using the \bibliography{bib file name} command, my references do not show up.  Any idea what might be going on here? I've tried re-running the LaTeX file several times to make sure the BibTex file is compiling properly.

Thanks,

Khalid

On Nov 29, 2010, at 1:03 PM, Alan Munn wrote:

> On Nov 29, 2010, at 12:58 PM, KHALID NADIRI wrote:
>
>> Hey everyone,
>>
>> LaTex novice here.  Have a few very basic questions.  Any help would be much appreciated.
>>
>> 1. Does one have to download BibTex in addition to BibDesk? BibTex does not come with the full MacTex package, correct?
>
> No, bibtex is part of your TeXLive distribution. (MacTeX) so you don't have to download anything else. BiBDesk is a bibliography management system which is (more or less) independent of bibtex (although it does assume you have it for doing previews etc.).
>
>>
>> 2. If I wanted to change the item and paragraph spacing in a list per the syntax below, but wanted to specify different symbols for the labels of each item and sub-item (e.g., filled-in bullets for one item, open bullets for a sub-item, etc.), how would I change the syntax below?
>>
>> \renewenvironment{itemize}{
>> \begin{list}{}{
>>   \setlength{\leftmargin}{1.5em}
>>   \setlength{\itemsep}{0.25em}
>>   \setlength{\parskip}{0pt}
>>   \setlength{\parsep}{0.25em}
>> }
>> }{
>> \end{list}
>> }
>>
>>
> The best way to do this is to use the enumitem package, which allows easy customization of all list parameters.  If you are using TeXShop as your editor, you can find the package documentation by using the "Show Help For Package" menu item in the Help menu.
>
> Alan
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