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Pgfplots: Scope inside axis environment or other relative positioning

I want to place an external figure inside a pgfplots plot. Additionally, I want to put some labels inside the external figure to mark the position. The expected result should look something like ...
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Can I temporarily clear the file search path in LaTeX3?

I'm using the following code to search for a file using LaTeX3: % List of known image extensions: \clist_new:N \l__htmv_grext_clist \clist_set:Nn \l__htmv_grext_clist ...
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How can I remove trailing \par when reading a file and writing the output to the log?

I put together a macro to write the contents of an external file to the log output. Unfortunately, I always read out the trailing \par that LaTeX adds when reading files. How do I test for this and ...
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'LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble' when using \externaldocument

I'm using 'xr' package for cross referencing across files. I have three files named 'main', 'file1' and 'file2' where all the packages are decalred in the main file. I'm including the files in the ...
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How to \input a .tex file in a chapter from a folder in a latex (separate files) [on hold]

I am working on a template which is classified into different folders. Like Chapter1, Chapter2, Chapter3, etc. In chapter one (Chapter1), I need to insert a .tex file as a figure from a subfolder ...
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Is there any way for LaTeX to provide a file context for better log messages?

UPDATE: In hindsight, I realize that this question is really, "Is there any way for LaTeX to keep the file context and warning/error message on the same line?" This would be fore the purpose of ...
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Using #define value from c source to be used on .tex document

I would like to extract a value from a .h head (C language) and use this value as input to LaTeX. As an example, consider defines.h: #define MEB_COM_PACKET_ID 0x01 using this value on a table of ...
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After MiKTeX update when using LuaLaTeX: Package pgf Error: Driver file ``pgfsys-luatex.def'' not found

I just updated my MiKTeX instance to the latest packages and am using the LuaLaTeX compiler. Whenever a document relies on pgf I get the following error: ! Package pgf Error: Driver file ...
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Externalized pgf pictures are not centered in figure environment

I try to use pgf/tikz with externalized images as described in section 107 of the manual. I am not using the "external" tikz-library because I have problems with the required shell-escape ...
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How to combine several child files such that each child file has its own Table of Contents?

I have several child files that I want to export as one master file and each child file has its own Table of Contents. When I export the files, the first child file's Table of Contents contains all of ...
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Clickable file links from in-text reference

I am currently using natbib to reference articles that I have in Mendeley. I have figured out how to get clickable links such that clicking on the in-text reference brings me to the actual reference ...
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How to attach files [migrated]

How do I attach some files to a question? Or can I? It doesn't like my grammar. If it were done when it were done it were well it were done quickly.
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view dependencies within lyx file

I have a lyx file that has a bunch of child documents (tables) embedded in it. How can I generate a list of these external files that are included in my main file when I compile (pdflatex) it? This ...
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Find files in subdirectories to use with \input

Is there a way to have TeX find all files ending on .tex in subdirectories of a certain directory to be used as \input? In my document I would like to include a large number of files from a ...
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creating scatter plot from data file with missing values (sparse matrix)

I have a data set with multiple columns, where some entries are blank. I want to import and plot this data using tikzpicture. However, the resulting graph looks like some values are repeated. Can ...
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listings - How to format words of a external code file under a condition

I'm using listings to put a external code file in my document. I'm trying to customize its appearance to identify when the first character of a word is a digit and then change the color of this ...
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underscore in filename using getfiledate Package

I'm trying to use the getfiledate package from CTAN to get, as sugested, the last file modification date. I've imported correctly the package and tested with another file, named table/classe.tex and ...
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What is the maximum nesting depth of \input?

Large documents are best split into various files. Using \input allows to nest multiple files. What is the technical limit of \input regarding the nesting depth? I haven't found any clue searching ...
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Dynamic Table based on Json File

I'm trying to add in a dynamic table based on a two-dimensional array that is stored as JSON in a file on the disk. I've got no control of the file, as it gets pulled in from a web-service and ...
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SVG filename argument to \includesvg - damned if you do, damned if you don't

I'm trying to use the svg package, for some svg files I have in a graphics/ subdirectory. My includegraphics command used to be: \includegraphics{graphics/foo.png} Now, if I write: ...
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TeXStudio doesn't recognize self-defined commands in external file

I'd like to define some tables as commands (MWE) in an external .tex file, because there are a lot of settings for them. This external file gets included in the main document by the \input{} command. ...
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Length of external plain text file

(Xelatex) How can one determine the maximal line length (e.g. in characters) of a external, plain text file? This file likely contains special Latex characters. Usecase is syntax highlighted code by ...
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Getting certain data out of .txt file

I'd like to use an external .txt file to provide a table in my LaTeX document with data. To achieve this I've taken into consideration the pgfplotstable package and the filecontents package. Both of ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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Cross-reference line numbers [duplicate]

I recently found a helpful post about cross-referencing line numbers in LaTeX. This seems great for responses to reviewers, but suffers from a particular limitation. Quoting the original article, ...
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natbib with Vancouver bibliography style

I'm write a document of type tufte-handout, and wanted to use Vancouver reference style for bibliography, however I get the following error: Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with ...
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write tokens to external files / loop unless ifeof does not work for me

I'm trying to write lines including tokens to an external file and read them again in a different document. I face two prolblems: (1) Is there a way around the ugly \unexpanded{} when calling my ...
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File Path with Symbol Causes Error

I foolishly included a # (number symbol) in a file path. Whenever I reference this it generates the following error: Illegal parameter number in definition of \reserved@a. ...
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Importing Parameters From a Separate File

Looked a long time for a solution to my problem, but said problem did not seem to lend itself well to "google-eez"! Here's my problem: I have a Beamer presentation that I give to many different ...
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Reading a defined number of line from a file with **addplot**

I'm using addplot to create figures from an external txt file. I want to create different figures, using an increasing number of lines of the data file. Obviously i can create different data files ...
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Add “sections” to a staked area chart [duplicate]

Edit: The original question was answered by @James and his solution covers the particular problem presented here. In This question I have exposed the original problem and I have received answer to ...
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LyX: Adding External PDF in Hebrew File

I am trying to add an external pdf file in my document written in LyX, using the Hebrew Article document class. Following suggestions from other questions, I tried to use the "pdfpages" package but ...
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Write values to a file

I'd like to write the contents of a macro to an external file. The code below \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newcommand\foo[3]{1: #1, 2: #2 and 3: #3} \foo{foo}{bar}{baz} \foo{See ...
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Combine multiple variable PDFs onto one page

I have n PDFs in a folder. Each PDF contains only one small figure. I want to combine all of these onto one page, one on top of the other. I want to be able to specify just the directory that the PDFs ...
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Why is TexStudio is rendering figure names next to my figures? [duplicate]

I am using the TeXStudio environment to write short documents, and all of my figures are rendered with part of the file name next to them. Here's an example: The code associated with this image is: ...
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How to cut pdf at crop marks?

I have a PDF document, evidently produced using LaTeX, which has wide white margins and crop marks. I'd like to remove these margins and corresponding crop marks. Is there a tool to do it ...
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How to run a batch file to compile a tex file that calls txt files in itself?

Trying to make a batch file that compiles a .tex document that calls .txt files into it. Can get the batch file to compile the .tex doc, brings back errors when trying to find each .txt file. Each ...
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What symbols are allowed in names of video files imported with media9?

I occasionally found that comma cannot be used in names of .mp4 and .swf files imported by \includemedia macro defined in media9 package although comma is allowed in names of a graphics file imported ...
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Conditional evaluation of Sweave chunk

I'm using some R code to import and manipulate a time series. The code takes some minutes to run and, as a result, it generates a relatively small time series. Now, to prevent typesetting to take an ...
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How to insert footnote with latex \input?

I have two tex files and use the command \input to include the table on my main file as follows: Main.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inconsolata} \usepackage{url} ...
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Reading the data to iterate over with \foreach from a file

I have a \foreach that should read the data points from a file. The points are stored in such a way that a simple copy paste would do. In fact, I don't want to do more than copy paste (if ever ...
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Biblatex: Where to put external abstract files?

In §3.11.8 ("External Abstracts and Annotations") of the biblatex documentation, it says that it is possible to put abstracts in external .tex files rather than storing them in the .bib file directly. ...
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Problem using \includeonly

I have a problem using the \includeonly command. I have a large document and I wanted to split it up into sections- each section would be in its own file and I would compile only the current chapter ...
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How to create a folded surface from a contour

I am computing the coordinates of a circuit on the sphere using several (heavy) pgfmath macros. This results in a costly production of what is basically a table of two dimensional coordinates. Using ...
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Save Feynman diagram files in a subfolder

Suppose one has a simple Feynman diagram, such as the following MWE (which has to be run with -shell-escape, I guess this is to allow compilation to "escape the shell" to run metapost). ...
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Compilation of main document, if subdocuments are compiled

I have a main latex document, and many other files included with \input{...}, e.g. by chapter. Often, I just work on a subfile and my idea is now, that I want to compile the main document if I start ...
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creating auxiliary files folder if it doesn't exist

If it doesn't exist, I would like to automatically create the subfolder ./temp where to put the auxiliary files with -aux-directory=temp. Can this be done in Texstudio 2.10.2? (see here and the ...
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copying the compiled pdf in a folder from within tex file

In order to keep clean the folder where my .tex file is, I have successfully adopted the strategy suggested in other posts (see e.g. here or here), setting -output-directory=build and ...
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How to use data from a file in tikz?

I am using TikZ and I want to produce several graphs from a data file. The file contains many lines with three numbers x y r. I want to use each line and draw a circle with \draw (\x,\y) circle(\r); ...
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Looking for a LaTeX resource library

I'm a teacher, writing different kinds of documents with a lot of cultural resources that I have to organise with a catalog, then filter to retrieve ressources I want to import into my document, and ...