Ken, Can you attach a minimum working/failing example (MWE) to play with which has just enough to show the behavior?
In the meantime, have you tried escaping the underscore (e.g., \_)? Very likely it is being interpreted as a math-mode subscript. Hope this helps. Joel On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Ken Allen <k...@scimods.com> wrote: > Thanks to anyone bothering to read this. > > When generating a pdf, the process aborts with a latex error message: > > Missing $ inserted. > > I've inserted a begin-math/end-math symbol since I think > you left one out. Proceed, with fingers crossed. > ------------------- > > This only occurs if there is an underscore in the note field of a reference > in the bibtex database. I have looked for hidden special characters in the > .bib file using the terminal command cat -TEA and found none. The > underscore > has to be in the note field of the reference entry. Seems really odd. > > I posted this to the bug list but was told to post it here. > > I'm using: > > Ubuntu 14.4 with the texlive in the Ubuntu ppa > Lyx 2.1.4 > Natbib, style author-year > processor bibtex8 > style apalike > > I need to be able to produce a pdf of my document. > > Thanks. > > >