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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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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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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 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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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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included pdf files, shift to the left [duplicate]

I'm totally new and hope that this isn't a stupid question... Anyway I downloaded this template and used it to write my thesis but at the end I wanted to add some pdf files as annexes. So in my annex ...
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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 ...
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File copy without expansion

What is the command for file copy? I want to copy the contents of one file into another without any command expansion. In a command line driven operating system one would use copy source target I ...
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how to have an easily transferable LaTeX environment? [duplicate]

I've installed a number of sty TeX packages in my machine (under /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/). I also have a number of LaTeX documents (tex files) in a github repository which I would like to be able ...
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Serious trouble inserting image in MacTex [duplicate]

So I was using the online editor Writelatex and inserting images there is pretty straightforward. However, it's quite slow so I began to use MacTex. I'm using the \usepackage{graphicx} but I guess ...
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IfFileExists and filecontents causes an error

I would like to use the filecontents environment in my document. I get a warning LaTeX Warning: File `test.txt' already exists on the system. Not generating it from this source. If I run multiple ...
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Reading in a conf file as a property list

I'm not worried about supporting sections, although a bounty would be given for doing so :) Here's what I have so far, but it produces strange output for #2: \begin{filecontents}{test} \Property ...
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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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Hide \multicolumn's

I place the same table multiple times in my main document. For that, the content of the table is placed in a file called model-values.tex. On every \input, I alter the part of the table to be ...
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File Inheritance Structure Possible?

Is it possible to make a kind of inheritance while working with big projects in LaTeX? I think of a tree like inheritance where each child (which are tex-files) inherits the packages and commands of ...
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LaTeX document containing csv data with empty fields

I am writing a form letter in latex. The addresses come from an external data source. The problem is that empty fields occur (quite frequently, actually) in the data source (see below). Therefore, ...
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Tikz Externalize

I'm having some issues with externalising my tikz images. I'm using the following preambel with -shell-escape enabled using lualatex: \documentclass[print]{adelaide-mecheng-thesis} % for splitting ...
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Add content from an external file to the input tokens for parsing

I have a possibly very long sequence of tokens which is parsed by a macro. I would like to be able to read parts of this sequence from external files, if this is possible. I made up an MWE for this ...
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Problem with documentclass memoir + pgfplots from data file

I'm using the documentclass memoir and I want to make a plot from a file.dat of two rows, nothing special. But I keep getting that pgfplots could not open the file. The point is that if I make a new ...