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LaTeX external document referencing from Main tex file

I have a file structure like this Main.tex chapters (folder) Chapter_1 (folder) chap1.tex Chapter_2 (folder) chap2.tex To refence diagrams and equations from chap1.tex in chap2.tex, I ...
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Is there any way for LaTeX to provide a file context for better log messages?

UPDATE: In hindsight, I realize that this question is really, "Is there any way for LaTeX to keep the file context and warning/error message on the same line?" This would be fore the purpose of ...
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'LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble' when using \externaldocument

I'm using 'xr' package for cross referencing across files. I have three files named 'main', 'file1' and 'file2' where all the packages are decalred in the main file. I'm including the files in the ...
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Externalized pgf pictures are not centered in figure environment

I try to use pgf/tikz with externalized images as described in section 107 of the manual. I am not using the "external" tikz-library because I have problems with the required shell-escape ...
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Conditional evaluation of Sweave chunk

I'm using some R code to import and manipulate a time series. The code takes some minutes to run and, as a result, it generates a relatively small time series. Now, to prevent typesetting to take an ...
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How to \input a .tex file in a chapter from a folder in a latex (separate files)

I am working on a template which is classified into different folders. Like Chapter1, Chapter2, Chapter3, etc. In chapter one (Chapter1), I need to insert a .tex file as a figure from a subfolder ...
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Using #define value from c source to be used on .tex document

I would like to extract a value from a .h head (C language) and use this value as input to LaTeX. As an example, consider defines.h: #define MEB_COM_PACKET_ID 0x01 using this value on a table of ...
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After MiKTeX update when using LuaLaTeX: Package pgf Error: Driver file ``pgfsys-luatex.def'' not found

I just updated my MiKTeX instance to the latest packages and am using the LuaLaTeX compiler. Whenever a document relies on pgf I get the following error: ! Package pgf Error: Driver file ...
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How to combine several child files such that each child file has its own Table of Contents?

I have several child files that I want to export as one master file and each child file has its own Table of Contents. When I export the files, the first child file's Table of Contents contains all of ...
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Clickable file links from in-text reference

I am currently using natbib to reference articles that I have in Mendeley. I have figured out how to get clickable links such that clicking on the in-text reference brings me to the actual reference ...
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Deleting external/auxiliary files?

Is there a way to make TeX delete files? In my document a lot of auxiliary files are created and it would be wonderful to have them removed after their content has been used.
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Find files in subdirectories to use with \input

Is there a way to have TeX find all files ending on .tex in subdirectories of a certain directory to be used as \input? In my document I would like to include a large number of files from a ...
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How to attach files [migrated]

How do I attach some files to a question? Or can I? It doesn't like my grammar. If it were done when it were done it were well it were done quickly.
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view dependencies within lyx file

I have a lyx file that has a bunch of child documents (tables) embedded in it. How can I generate a list of these external files that are included in my main file when I compile (pdflatex) it? This ...
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Items from file in itemize environment

Is it possible to import items from a file into an itemize environment? For example, consider a file with just words and no formatting: Elem1 Elem2 Elem3 Elem4 ... Elem120933 I like to read in this ...
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Getting certain data out of .txt file

I'd like to use an external .txt file to provide a table in my LaTeX document with data. To achieve this I've taken into consideration the pgfplotstable package and the filecontents package. Both of ...
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creating scatter plot from data file with missing values (sparse matrix)

I have a data set with multiple columns, where some entries are blank. I want to import and plot this data using tikzpicture. However, the resulting graph looks like some values are repeated. Can ...
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listings - How to format words of a external code file under a condition

I'm using listings to put a external code file in my document. I'm trying to customize its appearance to identify when the first character of a word is a digit and then change the color of this ...
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Looking for a LaTeX resource library

I'm a teacher, writing different kinds of documents with a lot of cultural resources that I have to organise with a catalog, then filter to retrieve ressources I want to import into my document, and ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I am writing my thesis using book class. And I use include function so that I can have separate files for each chapter. One problem with this is that I must click run button in the main file. If I ...
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How to include graphics with spaces in their path?

I want to import graphics into my main input file using the macro \includegraphics. It does not work if the filename contains spaces. Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with ...
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underscore in filename using getfiledate Package

I'm trying to use the getfiledate package from CTAN to get, as sugested, the last file modification date. I've imported correctly the package and tested with another file, named table/classe.tex and ...
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Dynamic Table based on Json File

I'm trying to add in a dynamic table based on a two-dimensional array that is stored as JSON in a file on the disk. I've got no control of the file, as it gets pulled in from a web-service and ...
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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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modular application (g-brief & moderncv) without changing \documentclass?

im writing a job application, so id like to have just one pdf document, which would contain my cover letter and my moderncv resumee. Both parts are working for themself, but i when i \input my ...
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What is the maximum nesting depth of \input?

Large documents are best split into various files. Using \input allows to nest multiple files. What is the technical limit of \input regarding the nesting depth? I haven't found any clue searching ...
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TeXStudio doesn't recognize self-defined commands in external file

I'd like to define some tables as commands (MWE) in an external .tex file, because there are a lot of settings for them. This external file gets included in the main document by the \input{} command. ...
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SVG filename argument to \includesvg - damned if you do, damned if you don't

I'm trying to use the svg package, for some svg files I have in a graphics/ subdirectory. My includegraphics command used to be: \includegraphics{graphics/foo.png} Now, if I write: ...
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Length of external plain text file

(Xelatex) How can one determine the maximal line length (e.g. in characters) of a external, plain text file? This file likely contains special Latex characters. Usecase is syntax highlighted code by ...
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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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Importing Parameters From a Separate File

Looked a long time for a solution to my problem, but said problem did not seem to lend itself well to "google-eez"! Here's my problem: I have a Beamer presentation that I give to many different ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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Cross-reference line numbers [duplicate]

I recently found a helpful post about cross-referencing line numbers in LaTeX. This seems great for responses to reviewers, but suffers from a particular limitation. Quoting the original article, ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...