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The LaTeX drftcite package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The drftcite package is designed to manage citations and bibliography items in document drafts. Remove the package or replace it with the cite package when you're ready for final printing.

Drftcite forces LaTeX to print citations and reference lists using the labels of the bibliography items instead of their numbers. (LaTeX stores the correct citation numbers in the .aux file for subsequent use.) In the reference list, the package uses superscripted numbers to note the order in which bibliography items are cited in the text. Thus, the numbers also indicate the order in which the bibliography items should appear in the reference list. Uncited bibliography items are easy to find because they have no superscripted number. Unlike cite, the drftcite package doesn't order the items in the citation list. Drftcite works with both BibTeX and manual bibliographies. Create citations as usual from the Insert menu or Typeset Field toolbar.

How to print citations and reference lists using item labels

  1. Add the drftcite package to your document.

  2. Place the insertion point where you want a citation to occur.

  3. From the Insert menu, choose Typeset Object and then choose Citation.

  4. Enter the key of the reference you want to cite.

  5. Choose OK.

Several citation formatting options are available through the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu.

The drftcite package is compatible with the cite and chapterbib packages. It is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/cite directory.

Last revised 02/07/06

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