Tag: technical document

    Installing JabRef in spite of Windows Protection

    This week, I was setting up my new work computer (with Windows). As part of it, I wanted to install my favorite reference manager: JabRef. Unfortunately, the normal installation (i.e., downloading the .msi file) didn’t work, since Windows Protection was blocking it:

    I found this weird since I did have admin rights to install stuff. After digging around, I learned that this is because the installer needs to have an electronic certificate. Sadly, this is very expensive, which is a big problem for (Open Source) projects like JabRef which depend mostly on donations. However, there are alternatives. In this post I would like to share a few of them and which one worked for me. Hopefully this will save you a headache.

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    Installing LaTeX

    Recently, quite a few friends have been finishing their degrees and preparing their final theses. A very common struggle was the actual procedure of writing the thesis document. I don’t mean sitting down and writing the content (which is already quite challenging itself), but to manage big amounts of text, figures, and (specially) references efficiently. Being such a big fan of LaTeX myself, I always recommend it. However, setting up everything for the first time might not be very intuitive for everyone, since it requires a few steps. Therefore, I decided to write this small guide on how to setup LaTeX in your computer for the first time.

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    Using jphysicsB.bst with Titles in LaTeX

    Recently, I was working on a paper submission. Being a huge fan of it, I used LaTeX for the manuscript preparation. The journal’s guidelines for submission indicate that LaTeX Harvard Alphabetic Style must be used together with the BibTeX style file jphysicsB.bst. The guidelines also instruct that references must include the title of the article/book/etc. However, the jphysicsB style does not print it (this is not an error, that is the way it is supposed to work). How to solve this?

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