{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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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: \IfFileExists{/media/kingstonGB/LaTeX/preamble}{\input{/...
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Add version number to document from file

I have been going crazy looking for a solution. Essentially, I need to add the version number of the document somewhere on the title page. What I want to do is have a file such as version.tex which ...
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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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Can a file know if it has been \include'ed or \input'ed?

I have a somewhat large User's Guide for a code I've been working on with collaborators. Each chapter is in a subdirectory of the top directory, which includes the .tex file that grabs and stitches ...
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How to randomly input a specified range of files?

The LaTeX file below outputs the numbers 1,2...,20, in natural order \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{multido} \begin{document} \multido{\i=1+1}{20}{\i\ } \end{document} The output is ...
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Undefined control sequence in input file (with \citeauthor and \citeyear)?

I have a main.tex file which is including other tex files in order to have a better overview over my file. Here is how the main.tex looks like: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt, twoside]{book} \...
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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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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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Is this the correct way to format a book in LaTeX?

I have a question that may be subjective but I will try to make it as less subjective as possible. Is this the correct way to format a book in LaTeX? What I have done is the following: Main....
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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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inputenc error with unicode chars and verbatim

I am writing a package where I need to save the contents of several environments in verbatim mode to an auxiliary file. Then the auxiliary file is processed by an external program. In the next ...
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How to automatically inline \input commands and bibliography?

I have a document that uses some \input commands and creates the bibliography via an external .bib file and bibtex. Now I have to inline the \input commands (i.e. replace each \input command with ...
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Using \input inside environment fails

I'm trying to use the filecontents package in combination with listings as suggested in How to define macro that only makes argument substitution? in order to produce a side-by-side view of LaTeX code ...
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Open and decode

I use \pato{R}{2015}{07}{27}{A}{1}{4}{black} to \input my sub-archive R20150727A1-4.tex, and it works for me. How can I perform a new command, say \otap{R20150727A1-4}, that decode and assign for ...
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list processing for file to input

i would like to create a 'list' of file names at arbitrary points in a document and use that list in the appendix to load these files. i understand that there's a generalized concept of a list in TeX ...
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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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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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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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Split table into multiple files with \input

I want to split my table into multiple files: \input{table_head.tex} with following content \begin{table}[htpb] \centering \caption{Caption} \begin{tabular}[r]{ccc} \addlinespace \toprule A & B ...
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Which file is really used with \input command

how to know which file is included when we use the command \input if we have many files with the same name in various directories
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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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How to prevent a \lstinputlisting being split across pages?

This question shows how to prevent a long listing from being split across several pages when the code is written directly into the tex file. I want to achieve the same effect when including code in ...
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Parse \input statements in AucTeX, TeX-insert-quote

AucTeX recognizes for example the statement \usepackage[german]{babel} in a .tex file. Then typing " twice will result in "` before a word resp. "' after a word. However if \usepackage[german]{...
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Combining collcell with input

The following code works perfectly: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{collcell} %The min, mid and max values \newcommand*{\MinNumber}{0.0}% \newcommand*{\MidNumber}{0.5} % ...
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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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How can I input part of a file in verbatim?

I'm writing the documentation to a large piece of Matlab code. I would like include tags in my Matlab code and then read the lines of code between the tags into Latex and output them as verbatim (or ...
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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 ../Thesis/...
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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: \documentclass{...
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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} \usepackage[...
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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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\includestandalone cannot compile \section or \subsection commands

Main.tex \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \section{A} \includestandalone{Subfile} \end{document} Subfile.tex \documentclass[crop=false,float=true,class=scrartcl]...
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How to import multiple fragments of file labled with the same label?

I want to make include of labled part of file. I need something like catchfilebetweentags but with the support of multiple usage of the same lable. Catchfilebetweentags include just the first ...
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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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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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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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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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\input{} as argument for \inputgraphic{}

I got a question very similar to this post (\includegraphics{\input{|shell command}}) which unfortunately hasn't been really answered. The aim is to make a command that invokes a python script to ...
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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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Use input file in \thanks{}

Is it possible to acheive something similar to \title{\myTitle \thanks{ \input{../acknowledgement} }} (which doesn't work?) in order to load the content for \thanks on the fly?
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Escape & Sanitize User Input

Background Generate a book with user content. Problem Names like Marie Curie-Sk\l{}odowska, when not escaped (e.g., MARIE CURIE-SKŁODOWSKA) cause LaTeX to fail. Questions What macros are ...
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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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Linewidth resets when using input files

I'm trying to set some figure files in standalone .tex files, and then input them in the main file. Those files looks something like this \ifx \plotwidth \undefined \newlength{\plotwidth} \setlength{...
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How can I scale a graphic to text width without framebox?

I have exported a diagram created with Dia to LaTeX PGF macro (.tex) and now I want to include it. I have found the code below. It works great but the framebox creates border around my image which I ...
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Input a parameter from another file

Thank to the people asking and answering this question for how to import a part of a file into Latex. I want to extend this question a bit more. What if you have such a file resulted from a C++ ...
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eplain macros in CWEB

I would like to use eplain macros in a CWEB program, but eplain and cwebmac seem to conflict in their PDF support. Specifically, they both define \ifpdf. The cweave program turns the code below (mwe....
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Using \newcommand, \input and \includegraphics

I am writing a paper that includes simulation results from performing a number of trials of an experiment. Each of the output figures (.pdfs) I produce includes the number of trials in the filename (...
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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: \documentclass[...