{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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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: ...
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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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Include .Rtex as a chapter in latex

I have an Rtex that contains: \documentclass[openany]{book} \chapter{Introduction} \input{./Introduction/Introduction} \chapter{Thesis Outline} \input{./Outline/Outline_Chapter} ...
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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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Inputting files alphabetically

I am creating an anthology of poems and songs, and have a main file where I am using \input to insert separates TeX files which contain the poems. I was wondering if there was a simpler way of ...
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Write on a file and input it

I'm trying to redefine a \tableofcontents-like command. I proceed this way : the displayed elements are written to a file, and the file is input when I want the display. If I know the toc will be ...
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LyX undefined control sequence \input

I'm a new user. I-m in trouble with lyX and in particular how to use \input{file.tex} correctly. Error: "undefined control sequence". Actually I'm not sure where I have to specify the path so that LyX ...
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Try to use input and currfile together

I have a folder tree a little like this, "document.tex" is the root file, section1 is a folder document.tex |--[section1] | |--index.tex My document.tex code is like that: ...
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How to use shell environment variable with import/include/input?

I would like to create a folder in my home directory to store a few files in it that should serve as templates e.g. handout.tex. I begin to write my specific file somewhere in my filesystem. Now I ...
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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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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 ...