[Tex/LaTex] Cite Author’s Full Name


I'd like to generate a linked citation with a full author's name.

For instance, if I use

According to \citet{bob2000} apples are tasty.

And run with hyperref, I get the author's last name and a nice hyperlink to the bibliography. But I want the author's full name!

How can I achieve this? (BibLaTeX is also an option, but equally mysterious on this point.)

Best Answer

As it turned out, in this particular instance it worked well enough for me to modify the BibTeX source itself:

  title={An exposition on the tastiness of apples},
  author={{Bob T. Smith}}

Note the double brackets {{ and }} in the entry, which cause display of the full author string, rather than some formatting thereof.