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Re: [vox-tech] Re: bibtex, scripting
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: bibtex, scripting

This works great! Sure enough, I already had custom-bib/makebst with tetex, but I didn't know about it. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!


Aaron A. King wrote:
Check out the package "makebst". It's part of the standard tetex TeX distribution and can be found on CTAN:

You run latex on makebst.tex. You are prompted with a series of questions. The result is a custom .bst file. I have used makebst for years to create .bst files for use with various journals.

Good luck.


| I'm writing a journal article using LaTeX. Although latex use is
| encouraged by the publisher, and they do provide a .sty file, their
| latex support is actually pretty pitiful. :(
| I'm required to use an unusual and restrictive author-date reference
| format that doesn't quite match any existing bibtex styles that I can
| find, and the publisher does not provide a bibtex style file. So, I'm
| left to modify an existing style to meet my needs. Does anyone know a
| good reference for programming .bst files?
| One thing in particular is that the first and middle initials of the
| author names are to be shown without periods. One option I have is to
| go through my .bib file and delete all these periods manually. But I
| was wondering if I could write a script to do this: search for the
| author fields and delete any periods (.) in those fields. But I'm
| really new to script files. Any good references? Would someone like to
| propose a script that might work for me? Any other suggestions?

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