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Can :var NAME=ASSIGN in org mode work if ASSIGN includes a colon?

I use org-ref in org-mode to handle cross references, and I use labels like tab:one, fig:two, etc., to identify label types and format them accordingly (using cleveref in LaTeX export). I then have ...
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helm-bibtex actions: copy to separate file and delete entry + associated pdf

I am having difficulty creating specific helm-bibtex actions, and I think that more examples of existent actions in the docs would help. Namely, I would like to develop actions that: copy/move ...
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How to change org citation appearance as viewed in org-mode (i.e. not after exporting)

If I insert a citation into a .org file, (via helm-bibtex, citar or C-c C-l), I get a link in the buffer that looks like Cite:&jaynesInformationTheoryStatistical1957. I can do C-c C-l on the link ...
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Using org-ref to download pdfs or djvu using sci-hub and libgen as fallbacks

As a continuation of my previous post, I've developed a solution that allows to download pdfs or djvu files from sci-hub or libgen as fallback options to the functions provided by org-ref. I am a ...
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When tangling, how to reference code-blocks from different file?

When tangling, I want to use/refer to code-blocks from different file. Suppose /tmp/1.org file below that contains code block named code_block_in_1_org (that I want to use later). * This is ~1.org~ ...
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How to open PDF file with Org-ref?

I have been trying to use the org-ref package with emacs and I copied the setup presented in the package where I placed the .bib files in a directory called ~/papers/ along with any pdfs of the papers ...
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Org-ref: how to get the BibTex entries in Helm sorted alphabetically? // what is "org-ref-helm-cite"?

Sorry if my question is not clear enough, I'm really a beginner. In 2017 someone was trying to sort alphabetically (or by date I guess also) references when using org-ref and helm-bibtex - see the ...
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Org-Ref LaTeX citation (v3) export not working correctly

I am writing my dissertation in org-mode with org-ref to handle citations. I can not get a multi-source multi-note citation to export correctly. Here is the org-mode code: [[cite:On Van Tillian ...
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Doom Emacs not inserting citep references into LaTeX document

I'm new to using LaTeX for writing papers and I'm trying to get a workflow going using LaTeX in Doom Emacs on Arch Linux (all the required texlive packages having first been installed via pacman). ...
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How to properly name or label pictures in org mode?

In particular I can't understand the purpose of fig:. Is it to distinguish figures from other blocks e.g. #+NAME code:python_foo? Does it alter org modes behaviour or is it a convention? I've seen the ...
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How to use org-ref-export-to-html in org-publish-project?

I am trying to use org-ref-export-to-html from org-ref Version 3 as the :publishing-function of org-publish-project-alist. Based on org-html-publish-to-html which I used to use with this function ...
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Make minimal working example for org-ref (Version 3)?

My .emacs includes these lines: (package-initialize) (require 'org-ref) I have a file called orgcite.bib which includes: @article{OrgCitations, author={org, mode and Syntax, Citation and ...
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Org ref: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)

I have just installed Emacs 27.9 on a new Mac running Monterey 12.0.1 (using https://emacsformacosx.com) I then installed org-ref by putting the following lines in my .emacs: (add-to-list 'load-path &...
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Capture template for org-roam-bibtex to keep notes in single file

As the title says, I want to setup org-roam-bibtex so that I can capture notes for different papers/articles in a single file. (I've asked iterations of this on the org-roam discourse page and on the ...
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Org-ref not exporting citations properly to ODT format

I recently started using Org-ref to manage my references in Emacs. I have three devices that all share the same Emacs configuration. While org-ref exports successfully to Libreoffice/ODT on two of my ...
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Org-ref-like interface in reftex

I am currently typesetting my Ph.D. thesis with AucTeX and RefTeX and I would like to be able to interact with my citations in a way that is similar to what happens in org-modewith org-refe.g. being ...
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how to only include bibliography once

How can I export these 2 files individually, but only include the bibliography once in the resulting b.pdf? As shown, I get two copies of the References section in the b.pdf file. I'm not sure if this ...
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Looking to name pdf files with a string different to bibkey

I recently started to incorporate Emacs as part of my workflow. Specifically, I am looking forward to a system that allows me to maintain and manage my bibliography. For this purpose I am now using ...
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"!!! No entry found !!!" by org-ref

I have a simple org-mode file: This citation inserted using org-ref-insert-cite-with-completion: cite:solarwinds2020 bibliographystyle:unsrt bibliography:example.bib And a bibliography in the same ...
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pdf export undefined citation, missing bibliography

When I export with org-latex-export-to-pdf, the pdf does not contain the nicely-formatted list of references as expected, and the citation is just [?] instead of an actual link. It's just the single ...
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Insert url link with org-ref-insert-cite-link

I am using org-ref to insert citations in org files from a BibTeX file. In this BibTeX file, all entries have a "url" field. As I am sharing these files on Gitlab with people not using emacs,...
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Generate .bib local bbliography with all the bibtex entries cited in an org document

I have a large refs.bib file where I collect all my bibliography. I'd like to export only the relevant bibtex entries cited in a org document. So then I can email the document.bib and document.tex ...
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Citations with page numbers from helm-bibtex and org-ref

I currently use org-ref and helm-bibtex with one notes file per source to manage my library. For any given source, I may have several headers, each for notes on different chapters or topics I have ...
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Org ref not exporting authordate when using natbib

I am trying to export an org file with rounded brackets: In order to be proficient in mathematics students must be able to perform fundamental skills with fluency (Williamson 2017:18). But when ...
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Export Org-mode document with Biblatex-style citations and Org-ref

With org-ref and biblatex, I only get the Helm menu for further actions (with C-c C-o) on autocite citations... textcite and cite don't respond to the C-c C-o prompt. How come? Also, to be able to ...
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Org-ref, Exporting org file to HTML with its style exactly same as a specific scientific journal

I've been writing articles with Google Docs and Zotero. Recently, I tried Org-mode with Org-ref package, but the output was not so good. My Problems: The citation is verbose without any rule. I ...
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org-ref Error: org-ref-list-index: No catch for tag: --cl-block-nil--, 0 #813

On a fresh install of Emacs I am unable to get org-ref to produce citations in my pdfs. I simply get question marks and in Org PDF Latex Output I get a lot of LaTeX Warning: Citation XXX on page XX ...
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Export acronyms to HTML with org-ref

Org-ref works quite nicely with acronyms in latex export and offer some niceties such as showing expansion on mouse hover and jump to the acronym on click. But it does not seem to export to html at ...
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Include some content in org-mode only when exporting to HTML

I'm currently exporting a document to latex and HTML and there is some content that I have to create separately for each target. For the latex target, I add the latex code as #+begin_export latex // ...
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Show hover text of internal links in exported HTML in org-mode?

Is there a way to show hover text of internal links in exported HTML in org-mode? Sometime I would like to have a quick peek of the reference details of a org-ref citation link when reading the ...
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Separate Bibliography from Last Heading

I'm trying to use org-ref and I'm doing pretty well. There is one thing bothering me, though. The bibliography gets attached to the last heading (in the org file), where-as I would like it to be ...
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Undefined reference when exporting to latex from Org Mode with org-ref

I installed org-ref (via Melpa) to work with my bibliography entries in Org Mode. The installation seemed to be successful. I was able to add a citation with the command C-c ]. When I export to LaTeX ...
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Harvard style citation in org-mode, output problems

Trying to cite papers in Harvard style by using org-ref (scimax). I found two posts about it in this forum : post#1 and post#2. The problem that I am facing is that the output of .org file contains 1 ...
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can't follow cite links with org-ref and can't open PDFs with helm-bibtex

I'm working with org-ref, helm-bibtex (and org-roam and an org-roam-bibtex if that's relevant). I've somehow broken my config and would really appreciate any help gathering the pieces... I can see my ...
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Org-ref: how to get absolute path of bibliography in exported LaTeX file

I use Org-ref to insert references in Org mode when writing articles. I prefer to put bib files in a separate place, say /bib/ref.bib, instead of putting together with org files in ~/org/. After ...
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How to configure org-roam-bibtex properly?

I'm using org-roam with doom-emacs and I want to know how to properly configure org-roam-bibtex? I copied the org-roam-bibtex config from https://github.com/jethrokuan/dots/blob/master/.doom.d/config....
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Using org-ref to download pdfs using sci-hub as a fallback

I've developed a solution that allows to download pdfs from sci-hub as a fallback option to the functions provided by org-ref. I am a newbie to elisp, so please feel free to update this answer as ...
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Trying to install org-ref package, but getting error 'emacs-25.1' unavailable

I am trying to install org-ref package but getting error package-compute-transaction: Package 'emacs-25.1' is unavailable. I searched Stack overflow, Stack Exchange Emacs, and github. I've found ...
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Multiple citations with just one pair of braces

I want to have multiple citations appear in my exported PDF as below: some well-studied fact [12, 13, 20] blah blah But the only way I know to do this is by using inline latex: some well-studied ...
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Alternate citation with Org-Ref

I am used to manage my bibliography with org-ref and I am very satisfy with it. Nevertheless, in the context of a grant proposal writing, space is limited. So I would to save the space allowed to ...
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Make eqref work in HTML export

I'm trying to use org-ref to reference to equation numbers. It works with PDF export but never works in HTML export. In the web page it only shows a clickable (???) link with no destination. I tried ...
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helm-bibtex and Zotero with better-bibtex -- Cannot find PDF

Using org-ref and helm-bibtex I can insert a reference into my org file that will be displayed as a link in the shape of cite:kaufmann_eigensolver_2007. I can hit RET and get a menu from helm-bibtex ...
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How do you create an org-ref harvard style in-text citation - with a page number - using shortcuts?

There are only really two kinds of citations I need to have in my paper (Lewis, 2001) (Lewis, 2001:54) where 54 is the page number After a ton of googling I managed to find out that it's possible ...
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How to capture fields from bibtex by using org-ref

I want to use emacs org-mode to take notes of my bibliography. I am trying to capture some fields from a bibtex file and insert them into an org file with the org-ref-open-bibtex-notes. This is not ...
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Org-Ref: How to custom bibtex-completion-fallback-options

How do we customize bibtex-completion-fallback-options in init.el? The following code gave rise to the error below: (add-to-list 'bibtex-completion-fallback-options `("NTU Library 台大圖書館 ...
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Org-ref with biblatex - is it feasible or should bibtex be preferred?

I am contemplating setting up org-ref to use within org mode for drafting scientific texts. However, as I go through various blogs etc. on the subject, it seems that org-ref is tailored for the ...
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Use custom BibLaTeX fields with Org-ref

I am managing my bibliography with John Kitchin's org-ref package. I want to create an @film entry type with a few custom fields. So in my init.el file, I have: ;; Create fields for Film type (add-to-...
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Org-ref associate entry with local file

I am a mendeley user trying to sync org-ref with my local biliography (bibtex format). I'm having some trouble to run the function org-ref-open-pdf-at-point. Running this function while the cursor ...
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org-ref "Unbalanced parentheses", 20306, 18248 error

I am new to org-mode and I am learning to use it to replace markdown for academic writing. M-x org-ref gave me this error: org-ref "Unbalanced parentheses", 20306, 18248 error What should I do ...
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Use org-ref to add citations in theorem titles

I am experimenting with writing a manuscript in org-mode and wondering if this is something org-ref can do In org-mode I have #+ATTR_LATEX: :options [Homeslice's Theorem] #+BEGIN_theorem latex blah ...
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