Custom Bib

The classic way. Ref

Download the custom-bib zip file and extract it (ctan link: … custom-bib). My (very old) notes on this are as follows:


A. Beginners

Make your own BibTeX .bst style file using the package called custom-bib.

First time only: run the command: latex makebst.ins.

All other times run latex makebst and answer the excessive list of questions.

Alternatively run: latex my_custom_bib_style_file.dbj or hack the file “my_custom_bib_style_file.dbj” yourself. Congratulations: you now have a custom .bst file!

Make sure you’ve placed your .bst file in “/usr/share/texmf/bibtex/bst/base”!

Run texhash (necessary?)

Run “LyX > Edit > Reconfigure” and restrart LyX. (necessary?)

Click in LyX on (hattrick here!): “View > TeX information > BibTeX styles > Rescan”. Your new style file should pop up in all dialog boxes now.

Or place your *.BST it in a subdir of your LyX doc and refer to it. No spaces in the path and name of the file!


B. Hackers

Alternatively edit the .bst file itself. Beware that this can be very difficult because of the programming language used. Example: replace the word “volume” with the word “vol.” under “FUNCTION {bbl.volume}”.

If placed in the default directory (i.e. /usr/share/texmf/bibtex/bst/base), you can edit the .bst file without reconfiguring.

2. Use the discontinued Windows prog ‘BibIt’

and use the style generator wizard.


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