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\write and \\ command

Why I get some errors with the code below, and how can I fix that behaviour? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newwrite\indexist \immediate\openout\indexist=classic.ist ...
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Include one TeX file into another

I have main.tex file with: \documentclass[]{report} \begin{document} \input{filename.tex} \end{document} Let say filename.tex have the following content: \begin{abstract} text \end{abstract} ...
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How to create and include .tikz files in your manuscript?

Recently, I learnt about the matlab code matlab2tikz. The output of this code is a .tikz file that can be used, I guess, alongside standard figure packages with a simple line \input{mysphere.tikz} in ...
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Outsourcing TikZ code

My Tex files get very confusing since I have multiple long TikZ code in them. How do you organize your files when it comes to TikZ?
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How to write the documentclass into a file

Suppose I have received a selfcontained LaTeX source file, main.tex. It includes a file of macro definitions, my_macros.tex, that the author included in the preamble. This macro file is under my ...
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How to write the preamble into a file

Can one define a bunch of macros, include them in a LaTeX source file main.tex and after issuing $ latex main.tex find the preamble of main.tex in a file, say main.nem ? It is a requirement, that ...
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Poor man's “namespaces”

I have searched for "namespaces", but all of these posts seem to ask for something way more advanced. The problem I encounter can be solved by renaming everything, but that does not seem "right". ...
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undefined control sequence when cross-referencing with xr-hyper

I'm trying to create references between two documents. Normally it works great, but I can't figure out why using siunitx inside a chapter name, causes build errors. Simple example: doc1.tex ...
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Can Footnotes reside in another file?

I want to know if is there a possibility/method/package, by which I can uniquely label all footnote positions in book.tex. And another file, footnote.tex, containing the footnotes and matching labels, ...
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\lstinputlisting for a normal text file?

sometimes im using \lstinputlisting to show some code examples in my pdf. Now I just would like to insert a normal textfile. Everything is fine, I like this box around my text and the numbers every ...
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Creating tables from files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How typeset a numeric table from a CSV file I use the pgfplots package to add graphics to my LaTeX documents. Usually I have a data set in a .dat (plain text) document ...
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Graphics file extensions and their order of inclusion when not specified

When using graphicx's \includegraphics you can specify the file extension or not. For generic use and perhaps portability, extensions are commonly dropped. The types of "approved" inclusions and their ...
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Location of EPS file while inserting into LaTeX file

Where should my files be located for inserting them into LaTeX document. Please help me. \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[scale=.87]{Plot_Left_Right.eps} \caption{Banknote Left vs ...
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Inserting Code in multiple pages as an appendix

I am trying to insert a script (bash shell code) to the appendix of my document. I am trying to import the script from separate file. The script file name is Event_Db_BckUp_Script.als. The problem is ...
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Accessing randomly selected problems via the probsoln package

I have two datasets, each containing problems dealing with a specific topic. These problems are stored in external files (again, one file per topic) and loaded into the datasets in a random order. I ...
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Hyperref to external pdf that will open at particular label

Suppose you have a tex file (lets call it B) with some labels, and another one file (call it A) , xr package will allow us to make hyperref from A->B , but I previously found couple cases (I don't ...
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Hyperref to external file in LyX

I have two separated folders, each includes LyX files with the needed attachments (pictures...etc.) , I found that I need to to use zref-xr package to make hyper cross references between those files ...
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How to outsource \hypersetup to an external file?

I use the hyperref package and defined custom settings as follows: \usepackage{color} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{ bookmarks=true, ...
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Include figure (from macro) with underscore in filename

I have a system of where a .tex is generated from a program. The final .tex file has a (simplified) structure like this: \newcommand{\PlotFrame}[1]{% \begin{frame} \frametitle{...} ... ... ...
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Is it possible to create a LaTeX preamble “header”?

Is it possible to create a header in LaTeX containing my usual preamble, functioning similar to a header in C? Specifically, can I write a text document (or something similar) with the preamble that I ...
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Including a .bib file with \input does not work

In the following simple document, the bibliography does not work : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} \usepackage{inputenc} \inputencoding{utf8} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} ...
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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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How to strip curly-braces from variable before using it as a filename?

I'm trying to use a variable to pass a filename to \includegraphics. I'm having trouble because my filename is built up from other variables. This leaves an empty curly-brace inside the filename. The ...
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Adding condition to \DTLplot (dataplot package)

I'm working with the package datatool for a while now, and I'd like to make graphs of my created databases. But I do not want to plot all rows in my database so I'd like to use the condition. This is ...
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How to keep filecontents* from getting confused when it encloses \begin{document}..\end{document}?

I TeX the following code with pdflatex --shell-escape but the compilation got paused because of an error as the produced prepare.tex does not contain \end{document}. \documentclass{article} ...
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No room for a new \read/\write

I've already searched a lot about it and there seems to be no possible way of increasing the number of files (La)TeX can open. This for example, gives an explanation about the error message. I've also ...
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Search for tab in external file with filename in another external file (\catcode is not the problem)

This is a quite specific question. I have some code and I'm completely stuck because it won't work for an inexplicable reason. I need to find in which line of an external file there is a tab. I use ...
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Change a parameter in document using the cmd?

I need to be able to change the value of a parameter inside a LaTeX document without having to change it manually. I'll explain: There is one main program that executes another smaller one. This ...
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Why does \DTLgetkeyforcolumn not work?

I'm currently learning how to use the datatool package. I have a lot of .txt-files that need to be processed automatically. But if datatool loads a wrong kind of .txt-file I need to be able to check ...
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Include pdf documents from a list written in a text file

In a text file titles.txt, I have the title, category and filenames of all the documents I wish to insert in TeX file. I can properly insert the title and the category (used with \index) but ...
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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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Expandable read from file

This question follows this Applying TikZ options stored in a file. I just wonder why the following fails to read the file. Please ignore the content of filecontents; although it works, it's just for ...
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Why does \includegraphics fail when using TikZ's externalization?

I'm trying to use \includegraphics and the auto-pst-pdf package to convert and import an EPS file, but when I enable TikZ's external library, \includegraphics fails with an error message: Package ...
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Applying TikZ options stored in a file

I need to set some TikZ options that have been written to a file by a script. I thought I could use a helper macro defined with \edef and the expandable version of \input as described in Why is ...
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Disable including of system files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents? I've got a Linux server that is rendering LaTeX documents, I want to disable the access of LaTeX to system ...
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treating multiple code listings as one figure (listings package)

Please note that I am quite new to tex/latex. For my paper I need to reference specific parts of my source code as one code listing. This allows me to skip specific lines of the source code that are ...
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Splitting .tex file across pages when included as figure

I am trying to include a .tex file in my thesis. The file is some MATLAB code formatted to appear correctly in LaTeX. The compiler throws a warning that the code is too long for the page, but it ...
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How do I read data from one cell of a table and print its content in text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting complex table from CSV using datatool I have a list of hundred names with an associated ID number, name, contact info, and more... Is it possible, knowing ...
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Automating quoting across LaTeX documents

I occasionally face the following situation when writing LaTeX documents. (This question is probably not LaTeX specific, though). Suppose I have a document, say orig.tex. Then I quote from that ...
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Latex3 input/output and expansion of macros

I have a package that formats a course outline and have a macro that reads a formatted user file and turns it into a section. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn \tl_new:N ...
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Cross reference supporting information in class achemso

By using the class achemso Supporting information to prepare the there to carry out a cross-reference (\ref{table:S1}} for this aquivo external "supporting.tex", example: Text ... see (Fig. S2) or ...
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What are the allowed characters in filenames?

What characters can be used in filenames for the main document and input files, both .tex and images etc.? I'm not asking about which are recommended to be used, but about a list of all possible ...
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Pointing to Java files not in root latex folder using listings

I am trying to use listings to point to a Java source code file. The file path is different from the Latex document. Below is an example of what I am trying to do, though it doesn't compile it says it ...
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Hyperlink in Beamer [closed]

I have used hyperlink(say fig.pdf) for my presentation in main pdf. In the fig.pdf I have again used hyperlink to main document. But my problem is when I come back to main document its starting from ...
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How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ

I have a long file of Brazil coordinates like: (-3.43,-0.56) -- (-3.44,-0.56) -- (-3.44,-0.55) -- (-3.50,-0.55) -- (-3.52,-0.55) ... and I want to import then into a tikzpicture environment to use ...
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Inserting a blank page using pdfpages results in “Missing number, treated as zero”

I am using the pdfpages package (version 25688 0.4r) to create a document with a blank page followed by a PDF file. Here is the working example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} ...
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Create version of report with local links to referenced articles

I have the following set-up in mind, and I hope someone could help me achieve this: I cite entries from my .bib file. I use the hyperref package (manual) with the pagebackref option set to true, so ...
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Need help creating a custom aux file read/write routine to suit my needs

I require two new commands, \createreference and \citereference, to work with. They should work as shown in the following examples: \createreference{john}{John Q. Citizen} should write the text “John ...
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TikZ read out file

I have a file called assocFile.dat. The file has the following format: 0/b 1/d 2/f 3/h I want to use this file to draw nodes (however it would be nice if this question can be ...
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Measuring the width of a verbatiminput block

Is there any way of measuring the width of a VerbatimInput block? In other words, I would like something along the following lines, except that the verbatim data should be taken from an external file ...