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## Lyx Bibliography Order Of Appearance Of Hominids

### Lyx bibliography sorting order is not automatic? Help!

Postby serratus » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:17 pm

I'm new to LaTeX and Lyx but have read a lot on Lyx and started to write my thesis in it. Right now, I'm finding that when adding a bibliographical entry, Lyx does not automatically insert it into the correct order and update the numbers. It's probably easier to describe what I'm saying by using a simple example:

Normally, you want something like this:

Text text text [1], text more text
more text [2] more text [3]

Bibliography
[1] google
[2] yahoo
[3] msn

from the following Lyx code:

Text text text [google-key], text more text
more text [yahoo-key] more text [msn-key]

Bibliography
[google-key] google
[yahoo-key] yahoo
[msn-key] msn

Now, the problem is if you started adding more text and more bibliographies. For example I end up with this mess:

Text text text [1], text more text
ADDED LINE[4] HERE
more text [2] more MORE ADDED TEXT AND REFERENCE [5] text [3]

Bibliography
[1] google
[2] yahoo
[3] msn
[4] logitech
[5] samsung

from the following Lyx code:

Text text text [google-key], text more text
ADDED LINE[new_logetech-key] HERE
more text [yahoo-key] more MORE ADDED TEXT AND REFERENCE [new_samsung-key] text [msn-key]

Bibliography
[google-key] google
[yahoo-key] yahoo
[msn-key] msn
[new_logetech-key]
[new_samsung-key]

Now, what I want is to have the final output to have numbers [1] to [5] in chronological order. The quick solution is to insert the
[new_logetech-key]
[new_samsung-key]
into the 2nd and 4th entries in the bibliography instead at the end, but finding and inserting in the correct order is not practical when inserting chapters together for a thesis with numerous references. Wasn't the point of Lyx to help do these kind of things automatically?

BTW, I'm not using BibTeX and would love to learn how because I bet Lyx doesn't screw up the order when using BibTeX. Is there a good GUI that helps with making the BibTeX databases for windows? Anyhow, is there some command in Lyx that will automatically sort this properly in chronological order of appearance in the thesis? or am I forced to learn BibTeX?

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I am new to Lyx and have spent the better part of a week getting things to work correctly. I am stumped how to fix the problem of the bibliography sorting order not working.

I have a LyX file like this:

Mary had a little lamb.

I insert a citation so now I have:

Mary had a little lamb [1].

I then realize that I needed to cite Mary so I insert again:

Mary [2] had a little lamb [1].

No matter what I do in settings etc, I can not get it to print:

Mary [1] had a little lamb [2].

My set up:

LyX version 2.0.4 MiKTex 2.9 I am using Zotero in conjunction with LyX to build BibTeX database. I have tried different styles: , ,

LyXserverPipe: \.\pipe\lyxpipe

I am totally tired of trying to get this up and working. I am sure the effort will be repaid, but what a pain.

Any help is appreciated.

bibliographieslyxciting

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