Bibliographic citation not allowing formatting

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Tue Mar 10 14:12:30 UTC 2020

Running lyx- on Slackware-14.2/x86_64.

I inserted the bibtex bibliography at the end of the document and a citation
from The bibliography style is APA, but when I try to format
the appearance of the citation in the text I am allowed only [#ID], Add to
biblography only, and Key only.

Prior lyx versions would show a selection of citation formats; e.g., (Author
date), (Author, date), Author (date). They ain't available to me now and I
don't know what I did to lose them. Same thing when the biblio style is
authordate3 which worked as expected in a recent document with an earlier
lyx version.

I've attached a mwe.lyx but without my entire 1.8M bibliographic database.

A cluestick is needed.


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#LyX 2.3 created this file. For more info see
\lyxformat 544
\save_transient_properties true
\origin unavailable
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\language english
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\inputencoding auto
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\font_roman "palatino" "default"
\font_sans "default" "default"
\font_typewriter "default" "default"
\font_math "auto" "auto"
\font_default_family default
\use_non_tex_fonts false
\font_sc false
\font_osf false
\font_sf_scale 100 100
\font_tt_scale 100 100
\use_microtype false
\use_dash_ligatures true
\graphics default
\default_output_format pdf2
\output_sync 0
\bibtex_command default
\index_command default
\paperfontsize default
\spacing single
\use_hyperref false
\papersize letterpaper
\use_geometry true
\use_package amsmath 1
\use_package amssymb 1
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\use_package mathdots 0
\use_package mathtools 1
\use_package mhchem 1
\use_package stackrel 1
\use_package stmaryrd 1
\use_package undertilde 1
\cite_engine basic
\cite_engine_type default
\biblio_style plain
\use_bibtopic false
\use_indices false
\paperorientation portrait
\suppress_date false
\justification true
\use_refstyle 0
\use_minted 0
\index Index
\shortcut idx
\color #008000
\leftmargin 2cm
\topmargin 4cm
\bottommargin 2cm
\headsep 1.5cm
\secnumdepth 3
\tocdepth 3
\paragraph_separation skip
\defskip medskip
\is_math_indent 0
\math_numbering_side default
\quotes_style english
\dynamic_quotes 0
\papercolumns 1
\papersides 1
\paperpagestyle default
\tracking_changes false
\output_changes false
\html_math_output 0
\html_css_as_file 0
\html_be_strict false


\begin_layout Standard
In urban areas methods such as the process described in the Natural Resource
 Conservation Service Technical Report (
\begin_inset CommandInset citation
LatexCommand keyonly
key "Cronshey1986"
literal "true"


) are sufficient for regulatory compliance in most cases.

\begin_layout Standard
\begin_inset CommandInset bibtex
LatexCommand bibtex
btprint "btPrintCited"
bibfiles "/home/rshepard/documents/jabrefdb"
options "bibtotoc,apa"




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