{input} is about the \input command which makes LaTeX process the content of a given file basically the same way as if it would be written instead of \input.

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identify pieces of text automatically generated from input and new command

I have a document where many of its values are defined in a separate file via \newcommand, and added to the main document using \input in the preamble. The file being included is the output of a ...
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Switching between multiple .tex files and single .tex file [duplicate]

I'm using LaTeX to draft a journal paper and I'm writing with TeXMaker. To make the navigation easier, I broke down the paper into several .tex files. The master .tex file looks like this: ...
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Can't insert/remove a blank page in main document

I'm on Win7 with TeX Live 2013 and TeXstudio. I have a main.tex file (\documentclass[...]{scrartcl}) with 2 \input{file} commands. I want to put a blank page between the table of contents and the ...
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How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?

Suppose I have two tex files file1.tex and file2.tex. I want to join them in another tex file. I have tried to do this with the following one : \documentclass{book} \begin{document} ...
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The least intrusive and most elegant for removing \documentclass?

Here is the context: I have a file named (say) 00.tex, which I use in the following elaborate way. Compiling the file, generates auxiliary tex files, which in turn execute \include{00.tex}. The ...
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Same input file twice, error in table of contents

I'm having some difficulties with my table of contents. I want my conclusion to be in the start of the document and in the end. To do this I've included the same input file twice as you can see here ...
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How to scale images when imported as .tex files

I have quite a few diagrams created by Gnu Octave/MathLab which I need to include in a document. Octave can create several different outputs, but its PDF output is not really that nice as it has a lot ...
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Floats in ConTeXt: changing caption name and making the \input command work

I have defined a new float for logic circuits called logigram: \definefloat [logigram] [logigrams] Taking advantage of the modes of ConTeXt (i.e. conditional processing), I am making in parallel a ...
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Insert libreoffice table as input

This question led to a new package: odsfile Suppose you have an localc spreadsheet myspread.ods and you want to insert the content of the range H4:I40 as a table into your latex document. I ...
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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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What is the difference between putting macros in a .sty package file vs. simply \input them from another .tex file? [duplicate]

If \input just "imports the commands from the [target file]" into your new document, then what is the difference between calling a set of commands via \input{filename} (where filename is some .tex ...
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load tikz library from relative path

I recently externalized some of my often used TikZ commands into a library. This is as simple as writing the commands to a dedicated file and naming it tikzlibraryname.code.tex. Then it can be ...
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Select specific items located outside a main file

I have a data base of questions (simply individual .tex-files) and include some of them in a main file with the help of simple \input commands, in order to create an exercise. Some of those question ...
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Fit tables read in with \input to page-width

I'm trying to fit tables to page-width that I include in the .tex document via the /input method. I'm doing this because I'm exporting tables from Stata to Latex with the estout methods, and include ...
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Reading (input) a file whose name is created with a label

I don't want to get into the details of why I want to do this, but I would like to: create a new counter called filenumber; create a file whose filename is \jobname\thefilenumber.txt and write to ...
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copy figures and “input”ed LaTeX source files from absulute directories to a local one

For example, In my main.tex I use \input{/home/certain-directory/chapter-1.tex} and \input{/home/another-directory/chapter-2.tex} I also have some figures included by their absolute paths in my ...
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How to: put definition of figures together, then generate picture at different places

A little explanation: For better writing experience, I want to organize all definition (I mean \begin{figure}... stuff) of figures into one file, and \input it to my main .tex, then generate the ...
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Latex - Changing behavior of encoding in the same document

Currently, I am trying to achieve a German inputencoding (inputenc) for my thesis. My solution works just fine with a small exception: Whenever my umlauts are correctly input-encoded in the normal ...
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How can I easily use the same preamble on all my documents?

I use multiple computers (Mac and PC), so creating a path (e.g. \input{c:/folder/Preamble}) won't work. I really want to assign a URL (in Dropbox) to the file and input the file via the URL, but I ...
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What are the pros and cons of packages versus \input for a preamble?

For a some simple cases it seems to me that there would be no important difference between putting some code in a file preamble.tex and having \input{preamble.tex} in the main .tex file putting it ...
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\renewcommand of \input for embedding input files without embed ALL source files

I would like to redefine the \input command so that it also embed the input file to the generated pdf. So far I used the code from thi s question (Mark on document where input starts and what is the ...
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Bad table references with \input{…}

I have been searching a bit, but couldn't find the proper answer to my problem. I have multiple tables defined for a report. Let's say some tables are presented in the main content of the report and ...
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Including LaTeX documentation as comments in source code

I am working on a large C# project (hundreds of source files). I am trying to add documentation on various user inputs and options. For maintainability I would ideally like to be able to write the ...
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Include vs Input in my case

Suppose you have two fully finished thesis, with their own bibliography and their own appendices. When I include one into the other, there is (obviously) some interference between the two different ...
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displaying tex file from external file [duplicate]

I have som .tex with are input for a program, how do I display this files? Is there any way to input it, or do i have to write it alle in or make a screen shot?! I'm gonna be chaining these files a ...
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How do I best combine several documents?

I have a collection of articles written in latex, and I would like to "merge" them into a larger thesis document, in which each article will be a chapter. I have been looking at include and input, ...
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catchfile(betweentags) and obeylines

I'm writing two large documents, both containing much of the same text. To ease the maintenance, I'd like no redundant paragraphs, but rather to use catchfilebetweentags. Everything works well, ...
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Including a tikz figure with a reference to a table on file, problems with folder structure

I am trying to include a tikz figure in the chapter 6 of my thesis. I am using separate folders and .tex files for each chapter, as you may notice in the example. This means that in my main document I ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor capable of synctexing a live preview from an included or inputted or subfiled chapter02.tex?

As a beginner... I thought I had settled for the distraction-free Gummi; but now I'm unsure, as I gather it's not so great for larger, modularized documents, such as writing a thesis: Gummi's live ...
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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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Include a value and its uncertainty both rounded properly

The output of a program is a value and its uncertainty. I want to include them in a tex document correctly rounded. value_uncertainty.txt: 12345.67890 0.987654321 scientific_document.tex is ...
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Have subfiles declare sections to be included in different places of the document

I'd like to have several Latex files, imported or included in a master document.tex file, which declare different sections to be included in the master file, like: % in file a.tex \begin{notes} My ...
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How can I make German characters from \input file display correctly?

I'm working with a Rnw file in RStudio and knitr. Everything works correctly so far, but I stumbled upon a problem when I included a chapter to the report that is written in German. I wrote the ...
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Including figures relative to the path of the current document?

I am writing a paper simultaneously with my thesis; the paper will be included verbatim in the thesis (or at least, parts of it will). I am looking for a solution that allows me to update my paper ...
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“Missing $ inserted” in included .tex file via \input

I've included a .tex file by using \input macro, but the problem comes when I use special characters (because I'm writing in Spanish, I use á, é, and characters like that). I can use those caracters ...
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Splitting/breaking a long table from an input file

I am input a file in my main latex file but the table (inputfiles contains a table) is too long to be on apage. How can I break it on two or main pages. \usepackage{longtable} %% ...
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How can I use `catchfile` package to gobble first characters on a line

When using the fancyvrb environment Verbatim, you can gobble the first n characters of each line before printing it out. I'd like to be able to do something similar, but not via verbatim. In the ...
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Errors produces when using `\readline`

This question, while related to this earlier question of mine, is less about removing content from the beginning of each line and more about how to preprocess lines of a file as it is read in. Here ...
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How to include tex files

Is there any way that I can add different .tex files (From different folders) into another folder's .tex file? I meant that all of the .tex files will be fine and separated and I just need to ...
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subimport including wrong file

I am trying to learn the import package but I find it extremely unreliable - perhaps I am missing something? One case study I tried is as follows: Created 3 tex files: ./main.tex ./bla.tex ...
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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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if the remote file exists then include it, else include the local one

Here's the path where my tex file stands : /home/me/documents/foo.tex I also have one import file here : /home/me/texmf/tex/latex/personal/bar.tex However for security purpose I also include it ...
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Issues when including a tex file [closed]

I have this without any issues if I use it alone. However if I call it with input or include I get this Why?
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Automatic report generation

I am trying to automatically create a curriculum vitae (or any other document if one would prefer) from a datafile that holds all values/entries. Here are my individual files that go into this ...
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Command that expands to the contents of a file

I'd like to make a macro that expands to the contents of a file. Basically something like \def{\mycommand}{\input{file.txt}} % file.txt contains "Hello%" \anothercommand{\mycommand} ...
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Mark on document where input starts and what is the filename

I have a master document, and use many input{...} commands to compile the total document from many parts. I would like to mark on the working document, the start of each new input, and, what the ...
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Using catcode in conjunction with lstnewenvironment and lstinputlisting

(This is related to Injecting text contained in file into custom environment, but I was asked to put this in a separate post) From regular expression in listings the following code works fine : ...
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Injecting text contained in file into custom environment

how can I inject text contained in a file input.tex into a custom environment. Something like : \documentclass{report} \usepackage{listings} \lstdefinelanguage{text}{} ...
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Is there a quick way to split a (very) long equation?

I'm generating LaTeX code from Mathematica, which I must insert into my input .tex file. The problem is that equations are too long to fit on the page, and it takes a long time to split them up. Is ...
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Argument to \input or \include statement?

I produce a lot of plots in Matlab which I export to TikZ with matlab2tikz. In matlab2tikz I can specify the plot width and height, for instance. This works out quite nicely, but as I write my ...