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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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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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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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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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pdflatex.EXE: Not enough room in an internal buffer

I've got a (hopefully) trivial problem. I have a python script that is generating the a .tex file for over 600 figures. The code automatically groups figures in up to 4 subplots depending on some ...
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How to have Kile interpret TeX code when file extension is not .tex?

To produce my figures, I often use Inkscape with its export in Pdf+LaTeX feature. It allows to create a PDF associated with a TeX file which contains the text. Such TeX files have the specific ...
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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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Spaces in files names in \input or \includegraphics

I'm going crazy... I have a file I want to include which path is C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Folder withOneSpace\myFile.tex. (As you can see with the \, I'm on windows actually) I tried the ...
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Automate importing pages from PDF file and add text to some of these

I'm trying to use LaTeX for lecture notes, but am having trouble implementing it the way I want to. For each lecture I will have access to a PDF file with presentation slides, where one slide ...
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new \input{file} Package, Command wrapper: microtype .tex with reserved symbols

I know enough LaTeX to produce great looking documents. LaTeX makes it more difficult to NOT do that. But I don't advanced LaTeX or TeX or plainTeX or "@" or other advanced, cryptic programming ...
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How to Include external word document between the lyx document

I am writing my thesis, have to include a word file consists of 5 to 6 pages between the LyX document. Kindly help me by telling how can I include an external file in LyX document.
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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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How can I write verbatim code to a file with \immediate\write?

I'm using the technique described in egreg's answer to Efficient way to write backslash to a file to write LaTeX code in an external file: \newwrite\mywriter \NewEnviron{writethis} ...
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Create list of all external files used by master LaTeX document?

Is there an easy way to create a list of all external files (complete path) which are used by a LaTeX document (and its "sub-documents") by \input \include \includegraphics ? (may I have forgotten ...
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macro for typesetting and adding a line to another document

I am writing a lengthy document and breaking it into chapters. I would like to use something like \include in my main.tex, and that typesetting of each chapter would typeset the main.tex with an ...
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Problem with subimport command in LyX

I have the following structure (folders in italics) master.lyx parts mst mstCh1.lyx preamble packages.tex preamble.tex p1 p1Intro.lyx Each lyx file ...
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Writing modular classes

As an OOP programmer, I am very attracted to the idea of making separate files for independent features within a class definition, where each feature I feel is too long to be included inline in the ...
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How do I add/upload pictures into my Overleaf document?

How do I get pictures into my LaTeX paper I did on line in Overleaf? It says I need to make a new file? I have the pics in a folder as JPG but how do I upload them into the paper?
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Getting specific row/column values from a csv file to use in text, figures or table cells

I am trying to do the following: read a csv (or other similar format) external file with numerical and string data into an object; reference/get an specific value from such object to use into an ...
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Importing pgfplot labels from external files

I create large tizk-pictures which require me to use the externalize library due to memory issues. I define these pictures in a secondary file figures.tex which I can compile to receive the pfds of ...
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\includegraphics takes the wrong image if no extension is specified

The following code incorrectly displays the image with the letter B in the header of the first page, even though I included the image with the letter A. \documentclass{article} ...
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Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else? [duplicate]

Can LaTeX natively include only specific expressions from an input file (ignoring the rest)? I am not sure how to best word my question. Below is an example of what I'd like to do. Situation For ...
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How to sequentially “feed” a LaTeX document from external data source?

I have a quite complex C program that has the ability to generat raw text output to text files that are then printed on a matrix printer. These lists are now meant to receive a typographical update to ...
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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 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} ...