# McClean:Bibtex4Word

## 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

## Use

It is fairly straightforward to use Bibtex4Word once everything is installed. Check out the user guide here: http://www.ee.ic.ac.uk/hp/staff/dmb/perl/b4w_using.html

## Notes

*Megan N McClean I ran into several problems when trying to get this to work. I am running Windows 7, 32-bit. 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

I eventually fixed this following the recommendations here: http://entangled.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/installation-of-miktex-2-8-failed/ I did all of the following: