McClean:Bibtex4Word

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Overview

Bibtex4Word is a useful Word add-in that allows you to use your existing BibTeX database and favorite bibliography styles in Word.


Installation

To use Bibtex4Word (which only works on a PC) you will need to install the following:

  • JabRef (well, actually any reference manager that will allow you to keep track of your BibTex database, but a number of people in the lab prefer JabRef)
  • MikTex
  • Bibtex4Word macro

There are excellent installation instructions and test documents available at the Bibtex4Word site: http://www.ee.ic.ac.uk/hp/staff/dmb/perl/index.html

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Please sign your name to your note by adding '''*~~~~''': to the beginning of your tip.

*Megan N McClean I ran into several problems when trying to get this to work. My solutions were as follows:

  • I could not for the life of me get MikTex to install on my computer. Everytime I ran the installer I would get the following error:

An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process.cpp source line: 296 message: The operation failed for some reason. info: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.8\miktex\bin\initexmf.exe

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