{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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Blank pages after \include in LaTeX report class

I'm writing my thesis as several separate chapters and incorporating them into one .tex file. Some of the chapters are pdfs of articles, and they are simply added to my master.tex using \input. ...
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modular chapters of a dissertation

I have several different chapters I would like to include into a dissertation. Each chapter is a standalone paper and has its own directory structure (figures, tables, etc.). I would like to retain ...
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Input figures from sub-folders

I'm writing a big thesis using latex and I'm trying to keep organised. File-tree: ../Thesis/mainfile.tex ../Thesis/Section1/section1.tex ../Thesis/Figures/figure1.png ...
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How not to load a file repeatedly?

I created a file version.tex with a git log message. This .tex-file is then included in my main.tex file like this: \renewcommand{\footsnippy}{% Author Name, Title of my Book, % ...
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How to force section to not go to new page in article

I have a document like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \include{sect1} \include{sect2} \end{document} Both files sect1.tex and sect2.tex begin with \section{...}. The output pdf ...
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Scaling an \input within a subfigure

I'm including latex files with \input within a subfigure environment: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{linegoal} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Restricting \input to avoid unpleasant duplication

Avoid inputting a file multiple times describes how to prevent a file from being \input more than once. I wonder, though, if there is a way to limit this to only preventing a file from being input if ...
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How to work with command \input{filename.tex}?

I'm writing a book with lots of chapters using a command \input{filename.tex} for each chapter in the book book.tex. How to make it not to have book.tex and all filename.tex in the same directory? Is ...
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pstool not working with grffile

An error report regarding my template and pstool not working made me look at the problem which seems to be a principle problem of pstool together with grffile I created a matlabfraq file using ...
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Import and scale LaTeX table data from file (only ampersand stuff) [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a table and include only the pure data from an external file (only ampersand delimited stuff). Is it also possible to scale a table because data is vast and I don't want to ...
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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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Side by side figures from tex input

I have some plots obtained through gnuplot with epslatex terminal. The output is in two files for each plot: (1) foo.eps and (2) foo.tex. I want to put these plots side by side in a tex document. But ...
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How to automate introduction of section titles in book

I'm using Spundun's method for automating inputing the entries in a diary, in turn inspired by Peter Grill (Using LaTeX to keep a diary), and I would like to add section dividers by year. This should ...
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Insert bibtex file B in bibtex file A

Scenario: I manage citations with JabRef (inside Docear which sadly currently does not support the import of .bib files) and want to easily import citations from Zotero into the Jabref library. I'm ...
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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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Remove trailing space from \input [duplicate]

It seems that \input appends a trailing space. MWE: foo.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} foo\input{bar.txt}baz \end{document} ...
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noalign and \include

I have reduced my code to the following lines: \documentclass[9pt,letterpaper,oneside]{amsart} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[table, dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{longtable} ...
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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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Importing Tabular Cells from Text File

Suppose I want to build a table which looks as follows: \begin{tabular}{ccc} 1.23 & 2.98 & Apple \\ -3.78 & 4.01 & Banana \\ \end{tabular} However, the numbers in the table ...
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Consolidated latex code [duplicate]

My latex document consists of hundreds of TeX files that are loaded by the main file using the \input command. I need to submit the TeX code to the publisher of a scientific journal for publishing. Is ...
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Is there a limit to the size of a tex-file?

I've been writing a document for some time now. It is steadily growing and hopefully will continue to do so. Lately I realised that -- although I just recently bought a new MacBook -- when I work on ...
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Dynamic upper bound for foreach loop

I want to read the upper bound for my foreach loop from a file. I've tried the following, but it gives all manner of errors. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{filecontents*}{foo} 42 ...
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caption overlapped on plot label

I have a plot obtained with gnuplot with epslatex terminal. So, I have two output files from gnuplot: foo.eps with the graph and foo.tex with the label also. To include the plot in my latex document I ...
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Relative path issue with epslatex

I'm trying to include a figure which is saved as two files (eps and tex). I can get it to work if the files are in the same folder as the main document, but not if I move them elsewhere, even just to ...
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One tabular with column input from multiple data files with pgfplotstable

I have a question which sort of extends the page Multiple Files input to one pgfplotstable. In the answer to this question, data is read from dataB.dat and subsequently appended to the data as ...
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Structuring a Large Document

I just started to write my thesis and i want to organize my document in Latex using the \input command, so for example, the main file main.tex is like this: \begin{document} ...
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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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\input produces errors, copy&paste not

I'm working currently on a beamer-document and want to use LaTeX-code. Therefore I set up the listings-package in the following way: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage{listings} ...
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\input problem 'missing $' 'extra }'

I'm writing my thesis and I'm stuck on a problem \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \input{./inc/Intro/intro.tex} When compiling I get tons of "Missing $", "Missing {", ...
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AUCTeX/ RefTeX: ignore files by extension

I'm writing a very long document with dozens of figures that are all generated with matplotlib and exported as pgf files. Each figure environment then looks something like \begin{figure} ...
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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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How to display text different place than the source in LaTeX?

As an example: I would like to put the text of a math problem and the solution of the problem in the same input file next to each other, but in the pdf book I want to separate them into different ...
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How would I take imported file and format it to account for spacing?

Basically what I'm trying to do is use something like \input{details.txt} which contains: ____Here are some random details with stuff everywhere. This is to see if latex will use this ...
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How to get rid of unwanted spaces with \input?

For my project to bring scripting to (Xe)(La)TeX, I need to execute command lines with write18, redirect output to a temporary file, and then insert the produced text using \input. I've noticed some ...
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\input - \return-command

I'm looking for a command like \return with which I can manually exit a TeX file, which is included by \input. (At the end of my TeX file are some notices, which I sometimes want to print, sometimes ...
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Combining different projects into one (papers into PhD Thesis)

My question is similar to this one, but I have a problem with relative paths when including files. Assume I have three projects which all start with \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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error lines, input files

My problem is debugging a large LaTeX project (a book) with several input files. The line of each error is referred to the current input file, but the name of the file is lost in the previous ...
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Make text from external file uppercase

I would like to do something like \uppercase{\input{filename}} so that the text in the file filename is printed uppercase. (Above command complains about FILENAME.tex not to exist, apparently ...
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Why does this Tikz tower look OK standalone but not when included as a figure in article?

I built two towers in Tikz. Because the document they will be included in takes a while to compile and because my Tikz skills are somewhat limited (so I need to compile often to check if I've done ...
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`\input`ting contents of a file into a `hyperref`'s `pdfkeywords`

I use git to manage the development of my LaTeX documents, and I have a makefile I use to build a PDF from the LaTeX source. For the sake of provenance, I would like to embed the most recent git ...
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Undefined reference using a0poster (\include Vs. \input)

I have an a0poster document (see below an example) which is not loading the cross-references, although bibtex is working fine and compiling the references. I write the main text into a different tex ...
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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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\input in the reverse order

I wonder if there is a reverse version of input. For instance, I maintenance a list of things. list.txt \myitem{20080103}{a} \myitem{20090202}{b} I could do \input{list.txt} and define \myitem in ...
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Include file with preamble to another tex file

I have two files: paper.tex with text, title, and full preamble with authors and so on. It compiles successfully. The second file (B) has also a full preamble with title, authors, little text. It ...
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\input and absolute paths

Sometimes it is convenient to use an absolute path to include a preamble. To do so, I use the following "hack": \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \newcommand{\folder}{/path/to/folder} ...
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replacing macros parameters by its definition [duplicate]

Usually, I use many macros in my documents to save time. I am searching for clever "ideas, methods, tools" which can replace macros by its definition. For example, if we have a the following document ...
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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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Saving Chemfig submolecules in a separate file, to be recovered into beamer

Please consider the following code \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage{chemfig} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{1st frame} \definesubmol{x}{-[:+30,.6]-[:-30,.6]} ...
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\vref and input command

You've saved my life in some occasions, I am writing my master thesis and as I am working with MATLAB, I found a very useful MATLAB function which "translate" MATLAB images to TeX tikzpicture. I ...
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Resize a table imported from another TeX file

Is is possible to resize a table imported from another table without having to modify the LaTeX code in the file from which the table is imported? I was thinking of something like: ...