{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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distribute contents of two input-files to left and right pages

Is it possible to import two tex files with \input and to have the content of the one file be always on the left page facing the content of the other file being always on the right? The page numbers ...
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Use input inside a spreadtab environment with calculations

My aim is to create a command for inserting tables, which will format the table, and add calculations on its values, given a file containing the raw data of the rows only. ...
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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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Import LaTeX File into a Template?

I have the following Task todo: I have made me a default structure for lecture notes and now I want to compile my notes into separate PDFs for learning. So my goal is to have for every course a ...
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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 ...
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Search for files first in the texmf trees

If I want to check first if a file is in the current dir and then look for it in the texmf tree I can do it like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \IfFileExists{./biblatex.def} {yes, ...
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Use of \csname in \input produces mysterious results

I am stuck with the following one where I want to input a file with a name in the line of \jobnameQ.tex. Here is my MWE excerpted from a bigger picture. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Comment out input files through flags

Following up on a previous question about universal processing of some hundreds of exercises to prepare for my students has arisen a new problem that I try to resolve ... however the fact is that I do ...
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remove unwanted contents from list of listings

The following code adds a wrong line to the list of listings \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{document} \begin{filecontents*}{democodefile} ...
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Spaces in files names in \input or \includegraphics

I'm going crazy... I have a file I want to include which path is C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Folder withOneSpace\myFile.tex. (As you can see with the \, I'm on windows actually) I tried the ...
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How to make a wrapper for \input

I would like to make a wrapper for \input to include TikZ figures. I have tried something like this: \newcommand{\inputtikz}[1]{% \tikzsetnextfilename{#1} \input{figures/{#1}.tikz} } but with this ...
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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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Why does \ExecuteMetaData break my paragraphs?

I have a lot of content to assemble in several different ways and would like to use excerpts from one file in another. I have specified: \usepackage{catchfilebetweentags} I then have an external ...
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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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loop and input@path

I'm trying to have recursive path in the command \input@path, but it seems to be impossible (as I read, I'm with the TexLive 2012 and Linux). So I had the following idea, make a loop in \input@path, ...
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Jobname of inputted file?

\begin{filecontents}{foo.tex} \def\foo{\jobname} \end{filecontents} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{foo} \foo \end{document} This outputs the jobname of the main file not "foo". How ...
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input index file not found

Dear experts I am using TeXnicCentre. After compiling, while I get an output pdf file, an error is found that says Could't find input index file *pathname* nor *pathname*.idx I am afraid I cant ...
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Truncate compilation of an “input” file

When writing mathematical results, I often jot down several quasi-proofs before deciding on the actual structure. Nevertheless, I like to keep these alternative sketches as a reference in case I ...
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Can I pass LaTeX commands to latexmk instead of a filename?

This is a follow-up to How can I automate the workflow for producing multiple versions of a document? Here is toy example of my problem. I want to automate the generation of two slightly different ...
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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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\graphicspath for Inkscape pdf_tex files

For writing a lecture note, I have put my images in a subdirectory named "image". In the main.tex file I have added \graphicspath{{image/}}. I have also included: ...
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Creating a common settings file

I have created a file which provides convenient options to change the settings for all of my documents. For e.g.: \def\BookFontRoman{Gentium Plus} \def\BookFontCJK{Adobe Song Std} \def\PageWidth{280} ...
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How to include files from a directory specified by a concatenation of text and a macro?

This is almost certainly a silly mistake somewhere. I'm essentially trying to do what is being done here. My MWE project: $ find ./ ./ ./common ./common/preambleCommon.tex ./mydoc ./mydoc/mydoc.tex ...
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Selectively apply \global to some tokens set via an \input file

This should be simple, but I can't quite guess the correct combination of \expandafter needed. The value of \MyTokenGlobal should not be changed via the \input, but the value of \MyTokenLocal should ...
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What happens to a relative path in a file added with \input{}?

I stumbled upon the following question: In the preamble of my main tex file for my thesis, I've included several other files with definitions for abbreviations which are in the same path as main.tex, ...
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Define path for packages in the LaTeX file (analog of \input@path or \graphicspath for \usepackage)

How to specify path for additional packages in the LaTeX file itself? For graphics, you use \graphicspath{{a}{b}}, and then \includegraphics{file} finds b/file.pdf. EDIT: it should be ...
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What to \input and what to \include in a very large document?

I have a large notebook (~300 pages and growing at ~50 per month) with: Deep hierarchy (I use parts, chapters, sections, subsections, subsubsections and paragraphs) Document is broken into many ...
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How can I get pgf's foreach to iterate over the contents of an input file

I would like to write something like: \foreach \myline in {\input{filehandle}} {\dosomethingwith\myline} If I have an outside_file.tex: this, is, the content, of, a file and then try to pass it ...
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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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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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inputting a file not from a subdirectory

I apologise if this question has already been addressed. Say I have a set up like this: I have a main folder in which I have both preamble.tex and a folder sub_1. In sub_1, there is another folder ...
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Hook into \input (or any underlying command) in order to allow transparent preprocessing

Which command would be most suitable to be hooked in order to preprocess input before it is passed to TeX? Input file: \begin{document} \input{a} \end{document} Seen by TeX (after a file ...
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Add offset to line number (in error message) when using input files

I am compiling a latex document, and when I have errors, I get nice messages like l.1041 \end{frame} which tells me that there is an error somewhere before line 1041. So far, so good. I can use my ...
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parallel or other parallel text - paragraph alignment feeding from input files

I am scratching my head trying to sort out an issue with parallel text (in a bilingual document). So first off I have seen many examples on stackexchange regarding this problem but not quite the ...
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Saving in macros plus \scantokens as an alternative to external files

I am generating a lot of TeX code automatically using Python scripts. I've been saving the TeX code to file, and then bringing those files into my documents at the appropriate places via \input. ...
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Supertabular problem with \input

Consider a simple supertabular example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{supertabular} \begin{document} \begin{supertabular} a & b \\ \end{supertabular} \end{document} Suppose I wanted to ...
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Embed distributed LaTeX file/code to the PDF?

I have read of the possibility to embed the LaTeX source in a generated PDF, see the question here. Do you know of a way to do this with distributed TeX file, i.e. for a TeX file which is stored in ...
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BibTeX not working with \input or \include [closed]

I need some help with BibTeX. I use a seperate *.bib file which is working perfectly, but when the commands \input or \include are used to input text from another *.tex file the application tells me ...
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Plots from externalized TikZ are rotated [closed]

I just found out about tikzexternalize and I love it - well, almost. This is my situation: I have done simulations in Matlab and used matlab2tikz to get the plots from Matlab into my .tex document. ...
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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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LaTeX: automatically convert “…” to “\ldots” upon \input

I already read Automatically convert "..." to "\ldots" but this question was asked/answered to help the asker save a lot of replace operations through several files. In my case, ...
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Including a text file in LaTeX

I write a program by DevC++ compiler and save it by .cpp format, and want to paste the code in my editor, Do I have to paste all the code each time? Is there a way to include the file instead of ...
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Can i automatically load chapters and sections based on the filesystem?

I was interested in knowing if i can load chapters and sections of my book based on the filesystem. For example: Chapter 1/ Section 1.tex Section 2.tex Section 3.tex Chapter 2/ Section 1.tex ...
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Inserting hyphenation file into \babelhyphenation

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{english.yp} hom-ony-mous gene-ral-ly \end{filecontents*} \makeatletter ...
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Manual input of table of contents file (\jobname.toc) empty in some circumstances

According to Using .toc external files, the following file should display the table of contents twice: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \chapter*{Contents (manual input)} ...
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How to merge several tex files so that they have one table of contents/List of tables & figures

I have three chapters which I combine into a thesis using pdfpages: as shown in this link Merging several papers This gets me 95% of what I need the only thing I still need is a table of contents ...
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Saving language preferences for inputing source code

Using the listings package, I am trying to input a Java source file into my document using a specified, user-defined style. This works just fine if I have the specified style definition in the same ...
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how do I use the \input command on windows, combined with \IfFileExists?

I'm trying to use a command in my LaTeX file that inputs a file if it exists, and if it doesn't exit, inputs another one. This is the command: ...
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“Runaway argument?” error with \NewEnviron

I have two files. Basically, the main file just loads the environ package and inputs the secondary file. The secondary file creates an environment that basically does nothing, and creates one instance ...
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Using \input{} inside caption

I am wondering why I am getting errors when I try to add a caption to table using the \input command. A minimal example is as follows. The file cap2test.tex can be any text file. E.g., mine contains ...