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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 \usepackage{...
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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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Generating a list with macros using tasks package

I cannot figure out how to generate a list with the tasks package using macros. If you swap the three identified lines in the MWE below, you should get the following error message: \begin{tasks} on ...
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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. [.../Paper#1/2016-02-14/...
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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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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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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 I'...
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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 \ref{...
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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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Cross-referencing between different files

I want to cross-reference between different .tex files, just because I want to put every chapters separately. Let's say in file chapterI.tex I have \label{a} and I want to access this in file ...
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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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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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Can I use an image located on the web in a LaTeX document?

I have tried \includegraphics{http://www.site.com/path/to/figure.png} But this returns the error ERROR: Package pdftex.def Error: File `http://www.website.com/path/to/figure.png' not found. ...
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pgfplots from file: search path, looking for \graphicspath equivalent

I have recently discovered the wonderful pgfplots package and I've started coding my Python code to output tabular data of whatever is plotted (at least for simple plots). In my LaTeX source code, I ...
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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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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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Rename associated Figure files

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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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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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 -aux-directory=...
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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 tricks,...
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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} {\immediate\...
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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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\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} \usepackage{graphicx,...
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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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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 ...