Friday, August 5, 2011

Fundamental Thinking: Convert bibtex entries to \bibitem in Latex

A helpful post to convert bibtex entries to the \bibitem style in LaTe

Fundamental Thinking: Convert bibtex entries to \bibitem in Latex

Here is the original post Josh refers to.

\bibtex to \bibitem - http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.text.tex/2005-10/msg00552.html

I found the instructions here to be more helpful and straight forward.

2-cent tip: BibTex to bibitem format - http://echorand.me/2010/12/03/2-cent-tip-bibtex-to-bibitem-format/

Steps:

Create a refs.bib file with all the BibTex entries, which are easily available from Google Scholar or similar

Create a "dummy" .tex file with the following entries:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\bibliography{refs}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\end{document}
Now, do the following:

$ latex dummy
$ bibtex dummy
$ bibtex dummy
$ latex dummy
You will see a dummy.bbl file containing all your BibTex entries in \bibitem format.

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