FW: Problems using Bibtex with lyx.

Dr Eberhard Lisse nospam at lisse.NA
Tue Jun 16 12:12:57 UTC 2020


Do away with Windows and get yourself a proper Mac.


On 16/06/2020 13:45, Mike Reeks wrote:
> Dear Eberhard
> Could u be a little more respectful in your criticism and
> observations.  I had been using lyx 2.2 version successfully in my
> review article.  So the bibtex and referencing worked perfectly as
> wells as the nomenclature listing.  Furthermore my version of lyx is
> tolerant of spaces in flienames etc.  It is only the recent version
> that doesn’t accept spaces.  I am aware of errors in formatting
> references in the bibtex file which stops the conversion.  Now for
> some unknown reason the conversion to pdf file works but doesn’t
> contain the reference list.  What has happened to my Miktex without my
> doing anything whatsoever?  It turns out that Miktex gets up dated
> without the user knowing and that’s what might happened.
> Many thanks for your comments and observations.  It is much
> appreciated.  I will cary on with review article using my prest
> version of lyx .  There is not much to be done.  Then I will reinstall
> Miktex and download the most recent version of Lyx.  I will keep you
> informed of progress.
> Best regards
> Michael Reeks
> Prof Michael Reeks FinstP FAPS 
> Professor Emerius of Fluid Mechanics
> University of Newcastle 
> Visiting Professor 
> Dept of Aeronautics
> Imperial College 
> On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 11:01 am, Dr Eberhard Lisse <nospam at lisse.NA> wrote:
>     You have a number of ligatures such as fl or ff being one character
>     instead of two and therefor I don't believe that this came about by
>     itself.  When I fix (all of) these it compiles without error.
>     This is CLEARLY shown in the error messages produced by LyX(LaTeX).
>     There are typing errors in the reference. Ruuning a spelling checker
>     would have probably picked the cause of the issue up, by the way.
>     There are leading spaces within {}.
>     Generally it looks untidy, if only for hyphenated titles, not something
>     I would send out when asking for help.
>     BTW, not everybody is impressed by spaces in file names.
>     And what is really irritating, not only is this not a MWE, but if you
>     had bothered to construct one, by removing everything but the offending
>     item (ie reference in the BIB file) you would have seen this yourself.
>     el
>     On 11/06/2020 13:36, Mike Reeks wrote:
>     > *From: *Mike Reeks <mailto:mike.reeks at yahoo.com <mailto:mike.reeks at yahoo.com>>
>     > *Sent: *11 June 2020 10:45
>     > *To: *lyx-users-subscribe at lists.lyx.org <mailto:lyx-users-subscribe at lists.lyx.org>
>     > *Subject: *Problems using Bibtex with lyx. Help!!
>     >
>     > 
>     >
>     > I have used bibtex generated bibliography with access to an
>     > appropriates bibtex database of references in all my lyx files that
>     > cite references.
>     >
>     > Upto now I have had no problems.  I usually generate a pdf file in the
>     > lyx document conversion.  Now for some unknown reason when converting
>     > a lyx file toa pdf file or any other file the reference list is
>     > missing in the document conversion and the reference in the text are
>     > not recognised and appear as [?].  I have no idea what has caused the
>     > problem.  Why it was working before and not now since as far as I am
>     > aware I have done nothing.  It happens on all my lyx files.  I attach
>     > a simple example lyx file, the latex file and the pdf conversion file
>     > and the bib reference file.  I would be very grateful if someone could
>     > shed some light as to what is going on.  Its a really annoying.  I am
>     > writing a review article using lyx which is about 6o pages long
>     >
>     > Best regards
>     >
>     > Mike Reeks
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