# [OS X TeX] Miscellaneous Questions

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Mon Nov 29 14:05:19 EST 2010

On Nov 29, 2010, at 2:00 PM, KHALID NADIRI wrote:

> I do have some \cite commands in my document, and all of my
> citations in BibDesk are generating the appropriate Tex preview.
> What I'm not doing is running BibTex separate from my LaTeX file.
> How do I do this? Do I simply have to open the bib file and typeset
> it?

No, you choose BibTeX from the Typeset menu and run it on your main
document.

Then run latex twice more (or as Herb suggests, use the pdflatexmk
engine as described in his TeXShop Tips document.

Alan

>
> On Nov 29, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>
>>
>> On Nov 29, 2010, at 1:43 PM, KHALID NADIRI wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> Just to be sure (since you said you were a beginner):
>>
>> 1. You do have some \cite commands in your document?
>> 2. You have run latex then bibtex then latex again?  (latex and
>> bibtex are separate programs, so you first need to run latex and
>> then bibtex and then latex again.)
>>
>> If that still doesn't work:
>>
>> 3. Are there any relevant messages that show up in the console
>> window in TeXShop?
>>
>> Alan
>>
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>>
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