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Using `inputminted` in lyx has no effect on document

I'm trying to import a complete code file into a lyx document using the minted package. But the resulting document has no code at all. Here is a minimal example. And there's nothing in the resulting ...
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Is there a way to extract some text from a .txt file (which is not a database) and displaying it in LaTeX?

Allow me to be more specific: I have quite a quantity of folder, each of them containing a .txt file. I would like to extract some text from the header of that file to put it in a LaTeX presentation ...
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How to print page number over page containing \externalfigure in ConTeXt?

I'm trying to merge a full size PDF page into my document and then to print the page number over the top in the normal position. I've read the page on the wiki about inserting PDF pages ...
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Dealing with braces in filenames for graphicx

For the purpose of managing a large reference document with many included files, I include links to these files in the margin. Broken down to an MWE, this is what I do: \documentclass{article} ...
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Use filecontents everywhere in the document (including after “\end{document}”)

According to filecontents' manual (version number v1.3, last revised 2011/10/08, p.1) : (The comment about filecontents being valid only before \documentclass is, in fact, untrue. filecontents ...
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Place % in file path

How can I reference a file path that contains a %? Using the standard escape (\%) does not seem to work. Unfortunately, changing the directory name is not an option. Example: ...
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Including monochrome TIFF [duplicate]

I have a monochrome TIFF (hand-drawn ornament) which I want to include in my book, but I want in not black-and-white, but pantone-and-white — the book will be printed in two colors. What should be my ...
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Using \import correctly

I've got a main-file which includes the preamble. I then use \import to put together all chapters of my final document. When saving the main-file in another directory than the chapter-files I get the ...
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precompile molecules for faster compilation

I have something like one hundred of chemfig-drawn molecules in a single file, that I consider a sort of database. Compiling this file takes approximately five minutes. I'm going to write a report of ...
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Setting Folder for Data pgfplots in LyX

I'm trying to get a figure in my LaTeX document, but I struggle to set the search-path I use \addplot[blue] table {invcum.dat}; from the example, however it keeps saying ! Package pgfplots Error: ...
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Best practices for publishing computer code with LaTeX?

I work a lot with MATLAB, and I want to enable the reader of my paper to easily reproduce my computations. I also want the pdf document to be self-contained, i.e., no hyperlinks to a webpage on which ...
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Automated plotting with \input inside \addplot

I'm trying to draw some figures with externally generated data. I'd like to draw a simple line inside a tikzpicture using pgfplots like so: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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pgfplotstable: typset csv with 2 or more header lines (eg. name, unit, comment)

I am exporting from Origin and get a Data.csv like this: Short_Name1; Short_Name2 Long_Name1; Long_Name2 Unit1; Unit2 Comment1; Comment2 1,1; 2,0 3,5; 4,3 When I try to ...
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How to include graphics with spaces in their path?

I want to import graphics into my main input file using the macro \includegraphics. It does not work if the filename contains spaces. Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with ...
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How do I typeset a file containing ASCII art using a fixed-width character font?

I have a string with the text precisely spaced the way I want it displayed. It's sort of an ASCII art project. I want to convert this text to a PDF so I can print a poster with the text at my local ...
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Generating a single TeX file by merging different TeX files

I have a main TeX file which inputs many other TeX files i.e. for example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{input1.tex} \input{input2.tex} \input{input3.tex} \end{document} Let's call ...
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Add version number to document from file

I have been going crazy looking for a solution. Essentially, I need to add the version number of the document somewhere on the title page. What I want to do is have a file such as version.tex which ...
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Write a value near a coordinate in a plot

I want to do it from a file, rather from inside the document like I do it now: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Rotating a table in a .tex file

I have a .tex file and I am trying to rotate it. I won't post the whole thing, but it's a table file: \begin{table}[htbp]\centering \begin{tabular}{l*{8}{c}} %insert content here \end{tabular} ...
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Why does LuaLaTeX's \IfFileExists fail where XeLaTeX succeeds?

I have a series of files that I've been compiling with XeLaTeX. I recently attempted to compile with LuaLaTex and it made a royal mess of things. I traced the issue to the use of \IfFileExists in one ...
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includepdf does not find file with comma

I am already using grffile to ensure that all files are found on the file system (windows 7), but now I have an example where the second file is not found. \documentclass[]{scrbook} % \usepackage[% ...
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How to get LaTeX to expand at the correct position?

I have a latex document which in the main part lists a number of "tasks" (for students to solve); to each task belongs a "script", however, all scripts are supposed to be printed in an appendix at the ...
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Tex File naming convention [duplicate]

Is it possible to number tex files? I'm avoiding it now but, I would like to order a list of files (chapters in a book) so that each chapter is easy to find. Will this cause a problem? I have in mind: ...
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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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How do I make an attached non-pdf file display like a link?

I'm embedding an external file in my pdf with \usepackage{attachfile2} and \textattachfile[color=1 1 1]{description}{file.txt}. How can I make the text look the same as it would if I had used the ...
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Wrong TikZ filepaths when included used input

I'm using TikZ for my thesis but have run into a small problem. In order to maintain some overview of the main tex file I have split all images into separate TikZ files (This also allows me to edit ...
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grffile package not working with includepdf when the command is in a “newcommand”

I'm able to include file names with spaces when I use the includepdf alone but when it's included into a newcommand , I cant seem to make it work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{grffile} ...
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How can I prevent spaces in file names from causing the file name from appearing in the output when using graphicx? [closed]

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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Can LaTeX automatically search directories and \include discovered files?

I have a master document that has a lot of entries like the following: \include{entries/20141212-some-article/entry} \include{entries/20141215-another-article/entry} ...
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Externalize Tikz figures with pdflatex

I want to externalize all figures I have created with Tikz in my document. When I use the following code using TexShop 3.5 under OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Converting a number into a character and then using it in a filename

I am trying to create a loop that will print out a list of image files. All of these image files have a filename like this: fa-x.jpg (where x is a character from a - h). I've made a loop, but the ...
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How to write authors of an article to the file?

I have a macro \writetitletofile which is write title of the article to the .dat file. How can I do the same with authors of an article. It should be noted that list of authors create with authblk ...
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Applying log on a column read from file

I'm trying to plot some data from a file and I want to apply the natural log on the values from one column. MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Include file with prefixed labels

Say I \include A.tex and B.tex in main.tex. Say A.tex has something labeled in it, \label{a}. Then I can just reference this in B.tex as \ref{a} without any problem. I don't want to be able to do ...
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Using the xr package in LyX (for cross-referencing an external LyX document)

Question: What steps are required to use the xr package in LyX in order to reference items in other, independent LyX documents? Steps already taken: The tools package (that contains the xr package) ...
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How to load input file with given starting string but unknown end?

In the directory of my latex source there are input files: input_01.tex, input_02.tex, etc. It is very easy to load them with a for cycle. But how to load them if their names are: ...
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How do I define and use a directory name inside latex for media inclusion?

In Mac OSX, using latex, I have a long class file that includes various macros containing commands of the sort \includegraphics[#5]{/Users/myname/Desktop/book/images/#2.eps} ...
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Macro expanding to a file's contents?

How can I define a macro so that it expands to a file's contents?
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How to force stop on missing input file?

I noticed that if I mistakenly \include a file that does not exist, such as when mistyping the name of the file, the compilation continues with no error, no warning, and just a message 'No file ...
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How do I do a scatter with trend line? [closed]

I'm trying to remake this table from an article about Nested Containment List by Alekseyenko: I have a file with all my points in this format: 1183 0.561 1222 0.384 1473 0.425 1941 ...
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How to 'robustly' use file contents in command arguments?

I have the following code which sets up a XeLaTeX document (to be run with --enable-write18) and defines two commands, \showme and \prRaise: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside]{memoir} ...
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The code of figures at the end of file, indeed

This question is connected with How to put figures at the end of pdf file. As one can see from @cfr's and mine comments, I hoped, that it was a question, how to put a code of figures, wich are lying ...
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htlatex requires graphic file extensions “jpg” while other latex variants don't. What to do?

I am trying to make a book that is published in both print and ebook format, and I would like one source for the book that works in both media. When I compile the following with xelatex it works. ...
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LaTeX Figures in Scientific Workplace

I'm trying to use Scientific Workplace to compile a document that was written in LaTeX. Everything is fine but the figures. In the LaTeX file I wrote \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Tikz: clipping path from external file

I would like to use the data of an external file as the clipping path with Tikz. Something in the line of: \documentclass[10pt,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Using .toc external files

I've a two volume book and I want to put both table of contents in both books. How can I do that? My idea was to use the .toc files, but I don't know how to use external .toc file. Any help. Thanks in ...
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tikz externalize itself is slow

I am following the instructions for externalization and makefiles. I'm using a macbook air with 4Gb of RAM. I find that the step involving the parallel make is extremely slow and uses a lot of RAM, ...
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Listings line numbers that match the linerange specification

This is a follow-up question to First line number in lstinputlisting environment. Consider the MWE: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{etoolbox}% http://ctan.org/pkg/etoolbox ...
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Generate only aux file for external files

I use an external document by both \input-ting it and cross-referecing labels. It looks a bit like this: \zexternaldocument*{external} In picture \ref{external-link}, you see ... \input{external} ...
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Copying one file to another, while “expanding” some variables.

The use case is that I have a template LaTeX file, which I would like to be copied several times while replacing variables in it to some other variables. Here is an example of how such a template ...