To answer Q1, imagine you have
indiv2.tex. The challenge is to typeset
master.tex, which includes
indiv2.tex (with a bibliography) and to typeset
indiv2.tex separately, also with a bibliography. The bibliography file is named "biblio.bib".
To solve the problem, create a single file named
preamble.tex that each of
indiv2.tex will include. In
preamble put the following, which configures your bibliography and creates a command to conditionally include it:
%% Using biblatex to define the bibliograph.
% Used by included files to know they
% are NOT standalone
%% Command to conditionally typeset a bibliography.
indiv2.tex to start with the following header and end with the
master.tex, you set the
standaloneFlag value to false,
\input the individual files, and always print the bibliography:
Now you can run
indiv2 and only that chapter will be typeset, with a bibliography. If you run
master, it will typeset all chapters, including the bibliography.