{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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When should I use \input vs. \include?

There are two different commands to incorporate another file into the source of some document, \input and \include. When should I use one or the other? What are the differences between them? Are there ...
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Read authors from file

At our university, we students write a lot of summaries in LaTeX. We have the convention of adding a CONTRIBUTORS.txt file to the repository containing the document code, which lists all contributors ...
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Store and retrieve content across documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automating quoting across LaTeX documents I'm working on 2 documents: 1.tex and 2.tex. 2.tex is a metadocument about 1.tex, so that 2.tex has a lot of quotations from ...
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Complex latex document: how to locate offending package dependency [solved: was using dirty build] [closed]

For final distribution, certain appendix includes the pdfpages package. However, appendices should be skipped for normal "draft" versions, or while working on individual chapters. I am having ...
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Input file folder

In my main LaTeX file I'm using a number of input files which are dynamics (changing the contents). I want to put some of these files in a higher order folder but at the same time don't want to fix it ...
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Conditional inputfile , latex

I am using a conditionalinput file inside my main file %% Out2 doesn't exits %% Out exists I don't want to get caption and table number at position where I don't have file. ...
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Only input file if it exists [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expandable version of \InputIfFileExists or \IfFileExists I am writing a LaTeX file where I input other LaTeX files (if and only if its exits, otherwise it should not ...
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Inserting a document with its own internal section numbering in another document

I have a fairly large LaTeX document, with several chapters. In one chapter, I intend to insert another LaTeX document. "In the following pages, we include (DOCUMENT) ..." I could use \includepdf, ...
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Adding a line to the TOC before the appendix [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: First chapter appearing before first line in table of contents I am having issues with inserting a line into the TOC when including external files. \input and \include ...
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Help automating calendar creation

I'm doing calendars for all the family, and I have a problem automating the process. I'm using the calendar tikz library. I need to include the moon phase in the calendar. I can do it with this code ...
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Including all files within a directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to iterate through the name of files in a folder Using \input{filename}, I can input a file canned "filename.tex". I have a directory containing all of the files I ...
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Loop to include multiple files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to iterate through the name of files in a folder I would like to include all the *.tex files from a directory in a document. To avoid me having to add manually the ...
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How can I '\input' a file without getting the implicit newline?

Intro I'm working on a lightweight package that allows you to put any content (typically LaTeX code) in an environment, then use that content multiple times, each time scanned separately, so you can ...
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Include one TeX file into another

I have main.tex file with: \documentclass[]{report} \begin{document} \input{filename.tex} \end{document} Let say filename.tex have the following content: \begin{abstract} text \end{abstract} ...
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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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Reach another folder with \input

How do I reach a file in another folder when using \input? E.g. I have my main document frontpage.tex in a folder called main and a file chapter1.tex in a folder chapters. How do I in frontpage.tex ...
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lstinputlistings syntax highlighting

I am using package listings to import my Python source code into my LaTeX document. I use the command \lstinputlistings. I have a Python source like class MyClass(Yourclass): def __init__(self, ...
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Automatically convert \left to \Bigl

I have a LaTeX file, which includes tons of other auto-generated LaTeX files containing TikZ figures. Suppose I want to make every \left( in the TikZ figure appear at the same, fixed size, say \Bigl(. ...
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Need help creating a custom aux file read/write routine to suit my needs

I require two new commands, \createreference and \citereference, to work with. They should work as shown in the following examples: \createreference{john}{John Q. Citizen} should write the text “John ...
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Can a default path be set globally for \input{…} akin to \graphicspath{…}?

For the graphicx package, we can use \graphicspath{...} so that we can directly use filenames in the argument of \includegraphics{...}. Can a similar thing be done for directly using filenames in ...
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Iterating over files in a directory and including them

I have a folder called diary which contains a series of files: 20120101.tex 20120105.tex 20120304.tex etc. How can I create a single LaTeX document that includes each of these files, 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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\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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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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Bind reports/articles into a book, but keep the ability to compile them individually

I see a few questions and answers about writing a book/thesis in LaTeX (here's one). But I would like to be able to compile reports separately as I write them to have a bunch of standalone documents. ...
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Avoid warnings in TeXlipse

I'm using TeXlipse, an Eclipse plugin, to create my TeX documents. To structure my files I use \input{filename}. Now the problem is, that every file is one section or subsection. TeXlipse shows me a ...
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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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Problem in sciposter and \input command with figures

I'm making an a0 sciposter in LaTeX. I'm having problems when adding figures in tex+pdf files with the \input command. The problem is that the figure's text is too big for my figure. For example, the ...
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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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Which TeX procedure removes trailing tabs?

From reading the TeX source, it seems that the input_ln procedure is responsible for removing trailing spaces from lines upon input (before category codes are considered). A very short excerpt from ...
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TeXnicCenter problem, can't find input index file

I've just installed TeXnicCenter. The first error I have encountered is that when I try and build I get the following error: Couldn't find input index file D:\File location\test nor D:\File ...
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The Latex Font Catalogue - Calligra Font

I'm trying to get the following example working: \documentclass[danish,a4paper,11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{slantsc} \usepackage{array} ...
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Typesetting multiple TeX files

Q1. Is there an existing template with the following features: (1) Multiple files, which I can typeset individually (as and when necessary). (2) A single .bib file from which I can cite in ...
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Wrong reference using \input twice for the same file

I have a short piece of text with an image that I need to use more than once in my document. The rational solution I came up with is to put the text in a file and call the file when needed, something ...
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Latex command /input relative adressing problem

My Latex project is organized like this: In my root Latex folder there is a root latex file named main.tex. In the same folder there is a subfolder pictures which contains 2 files named test.tex ...
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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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Is it possible to create a LaTeX preamble “header”?

Is it possible to create a header in LaTeX containing my usual preamble, functioning similar to a header in C? Specifically, can I write a text document (or something similar) with the preamble that I ...
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Including a .bib file with \input does not work

In the following simple document, the bibliography does not work : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} \usepackage{inputenc} \inputencoding{utf8} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} ...
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Relative image path in renewed \maketitle

To minimize the amount of copy-pasting I have to do between documents/projects, I've decided to create a separate file in which I renew the \maketitle command. This file (title.tex) should then be ...
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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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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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Path to External Files in Nested \input

Problem I usually load a helping TeX file that contains my customizations, e.g., usual packages, corporate standard colors, and macros for abbreviations. I want my helping file to also load another ...
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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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Large document edited by a dozen people

We, a team of 12 people, plan to write a 50 pages paper. The paper will be divided into chapters. Usually, no more than 2 or 3 people will work on a given chapter. Having one large file will create ...
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How can I access the numbers of pages on which input material begins and ends?

Is there a way to access the numbers of pages on which material included using \input begins and ends? Crude approaches along the lines of \def\myinput#1{% \typeout{ Input starts on page \thepage} ...
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How to use the import package?

I've read about the import package and am now trying to use it in my document, but I only run into errors. I have a main file named /ProjectPath/header.tex which loads all packages, etc. ...
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Disable including of system files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents? I've got a Linux server that is rendering LaTeX documents, I want to disable the access of LaTeX to system ...
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cannot scale images with latex fonts which are side by side

Referring to cannot use \caption under minipage, When I use the solution provided to the question in link above, in order to include images with latex math fonts embedded into them and place them side ...
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lstinputlisting does not include file within lstnewenvironment?

I want to use lstinputlisting to include a file with code within an lstlisting block, which is defined through a new environment. However, the lstinputlisting command itself, not the code, is ...
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How to insert one latex document into another.

This is probably online but I am not sure how to word the search. I have a long latex document, and it is getting messy editing it, is there a way to split the chapters into separate latex documents ...