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.


On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Ken Allen <> 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.

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