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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 ...
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Cross-referencing between tex-files [closed]

I have a main TeX-file named Thesis.tex that contains this: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{Thesis} \begin{document} \input{./Chapters/MethodologyAndResearchStrategy} ...
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Can I define a variable that contains a URL (youtube) and call \includemedia with it?

I can successfully embed a video in my latex file using a syntax like this: \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper]{book} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Texmaker: Is it possible to save all files on compile?

When I press F1 in Texmaker, is it possible to automatically save all files which belong to the "master" file? If it is relevant: I am using Texmaker 4.1.
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Show up \included files in table of content [closed]

In my "main" latex file, I use \include to include all my separate chapter_xxx.tex files. However, the \chapter and \section tags inside those chapter files do not show up in the table of contents ...
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Weird image filenames

It was a pleasant surprise for me to find out that it is possible to include image named “K_{2,3}.pdf” into TeX document using \includegraphics (and pdfLaTeX). \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I reference supplementary files such as tables in Excel format?

Some of the information I need to include in my thesis are extremely long tables that will only be provided in the digital copy as supplementary files, most likely in Excel's XLS format or similar. ...
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How to ignore missing images when compiling?

I can't find a pdf figure that goes into a latex document that I am trying to edit. Obviously with the file missing, the document can't compile. Is there some way to edit the file without ...
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Scaling External Asymptote File within the Current Document

I have diagrams generated in Asymptote stored in external files. Is it possible to input the files into my current LaTeX document and to choose the scale factor within the current document? The ...
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How can I create Table in TeX and get information from txt file

How may I input .txt file to the TeX tabular? I have a list of students (FirstName, LastName, and if this student was at school). 0 means not, 1 means yes, of course... .txt file look like this: \r ...
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hyperref link to file at position

I'm a newbie. I've figured out how to set up a hyperlink link to a file (in my case, a PDF) on the hard drive. But I would also like to change the starting position when this PDF opens up. This PDF ...
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Splitting file into lines and lines into parts

I'm working on a song book using LaTeX. It's early in the project, and the songs aren't all picked out yet, but I thought I'd fix the inner workings of it in the meantime. Since many people will ...
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Absolute path for pgf externalisation

The graphic externalisation works well when it is done in a subfolder of my TeX files with the command \tikzsetexternalprefix{figures/} However, I get an error message when I try to set a different ...
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Use labels from file in Tikz

I want to compare data from two files in a 4 by 4 grid. The data files are like this: data1.dat: A B C D ..... data2.dat: 1 2 3 4 ......... I am able to set up the grid with the ...
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Include a file passing a parameter

Is it possible, while including a file, to pass some parameters to that file and get included file rendered differently depending on those parameters? My particular case is, I have two documents, ...