Last name first in natbib

LaTeXSo, I agree right off the bat that this is an awfully specific problem to have. However, I had it, and a bit of googling revealed that so had several other people at various points in time.

So, in case you are pressed for time, what you need to do is download this style-file: kbib.bst and include it in the folder of your project, setting the bibliography-style to “kbib”. It will give you a bibliography style which is virtually identical to plainnat, except that in the bibliography the last names will come before the initials.

The reason for this is, of course, that I obtained it by copying the plainnat.bst-file and changing the line containing

{ s nameptr “{ff~}{vv~}{ll}{, jj}” format.name$ ‘t :=

to suit my needs (which was to move {ll} to the front).  I should now pay my respects to both http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=9965, for telling me exactly this, but even more so http://chenfuture.wordpress.com/category/latex/ for being a generally good blog on latex, and being quite informative on the anathomy of a .bst-file =)

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