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Dave Blake dblake at 209-142-19-207.oak.inreach.net
Mon Oct 19 23:35:16 EST 1998


Dr. Henrik Seidel <seidel at osiris.RZ-Berlin.MPG.DE> wrote:
>	Arne Elofsson <arne at razor.biokemi.su.se> writes:
>> 
>> My main problem with LyX/Bibtex is not to keep track of the references
>> (emacs is excellent for that) but that the quality of the format files
>> not are that good. I have submitted papers to protein science,
>> proteins and jmb using Lyx (or latex sometimes)but It has always
>> involded some manual cheating to get every single comma and italics
>> correct. 
>> 
>> And the format of style files is difficult to say the least.
>
>Not necessarily. Modern tex distributions (such as tetex) come with a file
>called "makebst.tex". You can simply run it like this:

What ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

I don't have to hack my own Bibtex bst files ?!?!?!

I have been doing just that for a while. Of course, to get
those last periods and commas just right you can simply
edit the .bbl file trivially with a text editor.

More seriously, is there anyplace with documentation on 
the bibtex bst "language" that is better than that which comes
with the distribution ? I figured out how to get what I needed
done, but it is one unusual stack based language.

Please email if possible,
dblake at phy.ucsf.edu




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