[texhax] Bilbliography problem

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 12:47:44 CET 2005

> I'm writing up my work, or rather not at the moment. The problem comes 
> with trying to reference using bibtex. I can latex the document fine 
> (only with a warning that i'm using an out of date style format),

as i said in reply to this question on comp.text.tex, it's not a good
idea to persist with latex 209 compatibility mode.  make your document
a latex2e one, if at all possible

> i Then 
> bibtex it again with no problems. now when i latex the document i get 
> the following error.
> [13.1] [14.1]) [15.1] (zthesis.bbl
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> <argument> \@listctr
> l.3 \bibitem{str98}
> ? (press return then the following)
> ! You can't use `\relax' after \the.
> <recently read> \c@
> l.3 \bibitem{str98}
> ?
> It does this for all the references written up into the .bbl file form 
> .bib.
> Any help would be most gratefully appreciated,

it's fairly obvious you've got something completely broken up there,
yet you tell us *nothing* about it other than "it doesn't work".

produce a minimal example, and there's a good chance someone will

as i said before:



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