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Get number of pages of external PDF

Is there a possibility to get the total number of pages of an external PDF file within a LaTeX document? Assuming that there exists a PDF file test.pdf with 8 pages in the same directory my LaTeX ...
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\if and \fi inside different \def macros

Recently I failed to solve specific task in LaTeX. I wanted to make document with several sections, each divided on several subsections. Each section I had placed to separate files, and used \input ...
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Rename associated Figure files [closed]

Some journals request that the submitted figure files are named to match the compiled latex pdf (fig1.pdf, fig2.pdf, ...). Now most of my colleagues and I do not name our figures according to the ...
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Problem with documentclass memoir + pgfplots from data file

I'm using the documentclass memoir and I want to make a plot from a file.dat of two rows, nothing special. But I keep getting that pgfplots could not open the file. The point is that if I make a new ...
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Efficient way to write backslash to a file

Say I have a writer and an environment (actually an Environ) defined as \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} % www.ctan.org/pkg/environ \newwrite\mywriter \NewEnviron{writethis} ...
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Create parent folder [duplicate]

I'm writing my training report. I created different chapters in multipath. Now I want to join every chapter in one file. I use this command \include{C:/Users/ETTIEN/Google Drive/Rapport de ...
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How would I take imported file and format it to account for spacing?

Basically what I'm trying to do is use something like \input{details.txt} which contains: ____Here are some random details with stuff everywhere. This is to see if latex will use this ...
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Reading Arbitrary Text into a table format

Another file question from Latex; this time I'm trying to read in data from a single text file and put it directly into a table. The file reads something like: something | data | stuff | bacon ...
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How to import `.jar` files in beamer presentation?

I'm using a beamer template to do a presentation and I need to import a .jar file. Is there a specific package for importing such files, or is it even possible?
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Read part and page count from auxiliary file

My main document is included into another that rearranges and adds crop marks to it. For universalizing my script I need to extract the page and part count out of the .toc- or .aux-file. These are ...
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tikz externalization: list and make forces make to recompile the tikz images every time

I'm trying to speed up my latex development by parallelising as much tasks as possible and by redoing as little work as possible on every run. Amongst other things, I want to externalise my tikz ...
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Splitting a huge `.tex` file to chapter files on TeX/LaTeX level [closed]

Inspired by (although a possible duplicate) Outputting each chapter of a LaTeX document to a separate PDF, I wonder whether there is a possibility to extract the chapter (or whatever sectioning level) ...
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How can I read in files paragraph by paragraph?

I have an interesting project here and, while I could do it manually, it seems to me to be an interesting puzzle to automate it. I have the following structure: ./ +- main.tex | +- originals/ | | | ...
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Lualatex, fontspec and externalized tikz problem in MacTeX

To enable faster compilation of large documents I'd like to externalize tikz pictures. I also have to use lualatex and fontspec. EDIT: After further testing it seems that this is a problem only when ...
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How to get rid of extra numbered blank page before cover page in LyX?

I have a 50 pages document in LyX. For this report I have to add a coverpage before the title with different style and template from the report. This is what I do: I create my coverpage in a separate ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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Spaces in names causes problem with graphicx

I keep getting the file name of my images next to the image. For example: The full path of the file is \\Shared Folders\courses\acce\14\exams\mtndfa.png. From reading other tex.stackexchange ...
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UPDATE LATEX missing file

my latex is already installed but at simulation some tex\context\base\supp-pdf.mkii file missing of mptopdf package, for update proxy server adress and port no.** and also proxy authentication Name ...
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How to get a file's “date modified” string when including graphics?

I am working on my thesis, and want to have the date corresponding to when each figure was generated included in it's caption. Currently I manually update the caption when I update the figure. I am ...
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How can I import a picture of the format graphml into LaTeX?

I have to import a picture into LaTeX which is in the format graphml created using yEd. I would like to avoid converting it in a .pdf since then LaTeX would import the whole A4 page. Could you help ...
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Latex Not Recognizing png R graph [duplicate]

Please help! I made a Latex (using texworks) and it will not recognize my png file. I have the file in the same directory as the .tex and, when I scroll over the command in tex works, the image ...
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Pdflatex does not read the TEX root line, how do I solve that?

I have a main.tex file with several chapters in a sub folder included as: \include{chapters/chapter01} Each of the chapters' tex file have the line % !TEX root = ../main.tex at the top of the file. ...
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pgfplots: 3D surface plot from data with free format

I want to plot 3D data from a file (data file) using pgfplots. The data represents an ellipsoid. I want to draw the outer shell like in the following picture, just without the background and in ...
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Creating one .tex file form a structured large document [duplicate]

I just finished my Ph.D thesis using LaTeX and I create it in a structured way with several folders and .tex documents inside. I have a master main.tex file and add the different chapters, sections ...
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cross-reference chapter title from different file

My dissertation is several chapters, each written in a different .tex file. How can I reference the chapter number from one chapter in the text of another? For example, how would I produce '... ...
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Silence file inclusion messages?

The question seems so natural, that I would have expected it to be well researched. But, I could not find any resources. In compiling my source, I get notified on 249 file inclusions. This clutter ...
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What is the proper way of citing/referencing an external image/document file?

I'm writing a paper in latex and I have some tables and image files that are too big to fit on the page, so I wanted to just include them as extra files with the paper and reference them through the ...
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Turn recipes (rezkonv, mealmaster) into LaTeX code

To better organize my recipes I would like to store them in a database instead of having plenty of books being scattered all around. There are many programs to realize this by offering a GUI to either ...
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Modular Documents, including image from other LaTeX-Project

I am currently writing on a document where I want to include subfiles; I am creating a modular document. Now, the problem is, that I am including (read: input) files, that have been used for other ...
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Drawing torus points and arches with coordinates read from a file

I have a quite intricate question... I have to plot a torus of radii (r,R) with two set of points of different colour on it its surface. The points' coordinates are in two different files that must be ...
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How do you perform version control on TeX-related files that are used in multiple projects?

I'm an avid TeX user for quite some time now. I use LaTeX for most of my lecture notes and my assignments. That's why I'm usually working on about half a dozen LaTeX projects at a time. Over the time ...
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How can I reference line numbers in an external source file (e.g. C++) in a maintainable way?

I doubt there's a very efficient way to do this, but LaTeX seems to be capable of just about anything. I'm writing up a document to explain a piece of C++ source code to future users of the package. ...
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Is there any tool available to LaTeX to search for files with wildcards?

Say I want to find all of the packages of the form tikzlibrary*.code.tex Is there any way I can retrieve a list of all such files available in TeX's path in a portable way, hopefully one that ...
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Getting the filename of the current input from within “show_error_hook”

In the luatex reference guide, status.filename is described to return "the name of the current input file". The luatex wiki describes how to use this along with show_error_hook to produce better error ...
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Why the pdf file cannot show the chapter?

Today,I typoset a book. My code: \documentclass[UTF8]{book} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[colorlinks,linkcolor=blue,anchorcolor=blue,citecolor=red,unicode]{hyperref} ...
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How can I insert an entire input stream (up to EOF) into an output stream?

I am trying to automate the generation of a text version of my resume. I'd like to incorporate a note to any potential human readers (most plain text resumes are, to my understanding, simply scanned ...
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How can I expand macros and write the expansion to an external file?

I'm trying to do a bit of single-sourcing with my resume, and would like to write given information to an external text file. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{expl3,xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn ...
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Relative paths for \input and building from different directories

The minimal example If I have a directory containing my main LaTeX source file and it uses \input to incorporate some data in another file, I can use a relative pathname. E.g., with these files: ...
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how to execute external commands from (Xe)(La)TeX?

i'm trying to capture output from an external command in a XeLaTeX document. as per http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20566/28067 and http://stackoverflow.com/a/8929976/256361, i'm specifically doing ...
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providing a list of figure filenames used in tex file

Is there a simple way of getting a list of figure filenames from a tex file? for example if I have included 10 png, 5 pdf and 3 eps files, is there a script that can output the filenames to a list so ...
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LaTeX additional path [duplicate]

Sometimes I export an pdf with a matching tex file, that contains the text boxes and such, to the my Figures sub directory. Now instead of writing the "Figures/" every time in ...
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latex preamble for writing a book

I am writing a book. I am trying to build a preamble in such a way that there is master.tex and different files for different chapters, preface, contents etc. I am 4/10 in latex knowledge. I will be ...
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Include values of \ref, \eqref into a new document [duplicate]

I have an introduction to my thesis. It includes a lot of constructions like in Section \ref{sec1} is shown or the formula is given in \eqref{eq1} whereas the corresponding Section and equation are in ...
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Put from external file?

I need to write a command that read a line from a text file and expand to the content of this line, the next command read the next line and so on. ... \command{arg} ... \command{arg} ... ...
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How to make LyX process TeX code without converting it into .lyx format?

When I do \input{file} in a .tex document I later import in LyX, LyX converts file.tex into file.lyx and changes \input{file} to \input{file.lyx}. But LyX doesn't do well with the TeX code it does not ...
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How to color groups of bars in a graph, coming form an external file?

I have a graph displaying bars and error bars, the numbers comming from an external .dat, being simply black and white. And this is how I got there: \documentclass[12pt]{report} ...
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How to include PDF file in LaTex Doc from folder location?

I'm using the \usepackage{pdfpages} to include PDF files. I'm using the following convention: \includepdf[pages={1-7}]{myFile.pdf} My question is, how can you include a link to a folder that ...
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How to maintain data to be both implemented and documented (in a personal package)

I'm looking for the best strategy for maintaining, in a personal package, a (long) list of data that has to be defined in the implementation and to be documented in the documentation. Let me be more ...
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Vertical space only after every second row in a table

I have several tables in the following custom format, to which I would like to add vertical space (e.g. 6 pt) after every second row. I know this can be done manually. I am only wondering, if there is ...
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Loading file after converting to ASCII characters

I am writing a document on phonetics using the media9 package to include pronunciations of some of the words in the document. The words that are to be pronounced are in Danish, and thus their ...