The BibTeX menu
run Utilitiesselection menu of the main 4TeX menu. This menu presents the options that have to do with maintaining the
.bibdatabase files and running BibTeX (see Figure 4.6). See Section 7.1.1 for more information on BibTeX.
texuser.<os> the user can indicate the default
.bib file by specifying the
. We assume here that this is
change bib File
selects one or more
.bib files. Press [Enter] on the empty field to get a list of all
.bib files in the current directory, indicated by
bib file path.
Alternatively, type the name of the
.bib file you want to work with or type [@] to
.bib files in the
bib files path (see below).
edit bib Database
edits the selected
bib file with the aid of BibDB, a public domain database
program by E. Doron. See Section 7.1.2 for a detailed description of BibDB.
bibfile.bib into the editor. The file can now be edited as a plain ascii file. See
L. Lamport (1986) for a detailed description of how to edit an entry in a
runs the program BibTeX to automatically make a list of references occurring in
book.tex and the include files (such as
chap1.tex). See Section 7.1.1 for more
shows the logfile created by BibTeX. This file contains all remarks and error messages produced during compilation, and shown on the screen. It is displayed using the internal 4dos command list. Press [Esc] to quit.
generate TeX lIst of references
generates the file
reflist.tex that contains all references in one or more
reflist.tex is automatically generated and compiled, then BibTeX is
run and finally the file is compiled for a second time. It can now be viewed and/or
printed in the usual way. This option makes it possible to have a printout of all your
references. This can be handy when typing text and looking for the Bibtex
change bib files Path
clears the field
bib files path and another subdirectory can be chosen. The
default for this path can be set by the
texuser.<os>. If you
enter a directory name with wildcards (or an empty one) 4TeX will display a list of
all directories that satisfy the wildcard specification. By using the cursor
keys you can select the directory you want. Using this approach you do not
have to type the whole directory name (correctly) but only a few letters
are often enough. Use the [Esc] to restore the directory name to the old
Toggle main TeX file
toggle between the `main TeX file' and the `include TeX file' from the main menu. In case you use a LaTeX style such as
chapterbib you will want to run BibTeX on each
chapter of your document.
Return to main menu
returns to the main 4TeX menu. Equivalent keys are [Q] and [Esc].
[next] [prev] [prev-tail] [front] [up]