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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 [duplicate]

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, ...
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Filecontents and newenvironment issue

I need to write some inlined code on an external file, then load it with listings. I would like to define a new environment, but if I do, filecontents does not save the first line of code (see MWE): ...
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Extract problem and solution from files and create problem collection

I have a set of problems and solutions, and I wish to include (some of) them in several different documents. I would like to be able to choose if the solutions should be presented last, or immediate ...
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Using a non-centralized structure for tex files - similar to \graphicspath

I have a fairly large document, that I have picked apart into different sections etc, each in their own file. To include graphics that are not in one central directory I use \graphicspath which works ...
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Knitr/LaTeX: conditional execution based on external parameters

I'm using knitr to create LaTeX documents with integrated R code. Now I'd like to readout some external parameters (saved in a TXT or CSV file) and create a document based on the conditions specified ...
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filecontents* cannot write to file in Windows

With the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents,hyperref,listings} \begin{filecontents*}{script.bat} @echo off echo "Hello, World!" pause \end{filecontents*} ...
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Geogebra import into latex doesn't work

I created this file : \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \newrgbcolor{zzttqq}{0.6 0.2 0} ...
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Resorting the *.bib file as appeared in *.tex and rewriting to a new *bib file (biblatex)

I have quite a huge database of citations, but not all of them are included in the document. And of course they are not ordered by appearance in the text, because sometimes I have to go back to some ...
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How can I properly resolve relative paths in `\usepackage`?

I have a dedicated directory for my project; within that are nested directories source/, output/ and styles/ that contain the .tex, .pdf and .sty files. I was surprised to find that while ...
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does LaTeX support native multifile management?

This is not really a practical question, but more of an academic one: I use emacs to write my LaTeX files and in order to process multifile documents I include at the end of each file a local ...
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.aux file not found or empty while cross-referencing between files [closed]

I have an issue similar to this one. In oppose to that thread, I use xelatex. Don't know, though, if this is the issue or not. I have two files. In the first one (Characteristics.tex) I have: % ...
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Import pdf page selected by label instead of page number

For each figure in my main document, I import the corresponding page of a multipage .pdf containing all pictures (one picture per page). Is there a way to give a label to each picture, in order to ...
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Undefined control sequence \text when importing Matlab figures

I'm following a tutorial to import Matlab figures through tikz, however after trying to compile the .tex file I get the following error: ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros (./mysphere.tikz ! ...
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Extract all \note tags from beamer as a simple text file

There is a nice presenter tool I am using called pdfpc. Sadly it does not show notes I put in my latex presentation with \note{}. Is there a way to extract the content of all my \note{} tags to a ...
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Problem importing a table containing dollar signs in pgfplots

I use pgfplot for plotting (obviously). I load a table from a file, but I have the problem that my columns can have a dollar sign in them and then LaTeX complains: ! Extra }, or forgotten $. ...