bib file not found

2012-02-29
2012-10-17
  • Dear all,

    I am new to TeXStudio and like it a lot at first glance. Something I am
    wrestling with is however that it won't find my bib files when I write \citet
    so as to offer me the keys of the entries of the bib file, although the bib
    file is located in the default folder of tex live, ie C:\texlive\texmf-
    local\bibtex\bib\local. If I put (of course an inferior solution because it
    would lead to many bib files on my machine) the bib file in the same folder as
    the tex file Tex Studio finds the file (= offers the keys in the dropdown
    menu).

    Do you happen to have any thoughts on this?

    Best
    Christoph

     
  • although the bib file is located
    in the default folder of tex live, ie C:\texlive\texmf-
    local\bibtex\bib\local.
    TeXstudio only looks for bib files in (or relative to) the same folder
    as the tex file.
    I forgot to let it search other directories.
    (of course an inferior solution because it would lead to many bib files on
    my machine)
    On NTFS you could create hard links to the bib files in each tex file folder

    On 02/29/12 15:13, SourceForge.net wrote:

     
  • Thanks for the reply. Would that be something that could be fixed in future
    releases?

    I must confess I do not quite understand the suggestion with NTFS, any
    pointers on how to do that concretely?

    Best
    Christoph

     
  • For making a hard link on NTFS, there exists a thing called 'Link Shell
    Extension' for Windows Explorer. You use the right mouse button to select the
    action you want; it isn't a separate program.

    http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html