{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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if the remote file exists then include it, else include the local one

Here's the path where my tex file stands : /home/me/documents/foo.tex I also have one import file here : /home/me/texmf/tex/latex/personal/bar.tex However for security purpose I also include it ...
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Issues when including a tex file [closed]

I have this without any issues if I use it alone. However if I call it with input or include I get this Why?
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Automatic report generation

I am trying to automatically create a curriculum vitae (or any other document if one would prefer) from a datafile that holds all values/entries. Here are my individual files that go into this ...
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Command that expands to the contents of a file

I'd like to make a macro that expands to the contents of a file. Basically something like \def{\mycommand}{\input{file.txt}} % file.txt contains "Hello%" \anothercommand{\mycommand} ...
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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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Using catcode in conjunction with lstnewenvironment and lstinputlisting

(This is related to Injecting text contained in file into custom environment, but I was asked to put this in a separate post) From regular expression in listings the following code works fine : ...
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Injecting text contained in file into custom environment

how can I inject text contained in a file input.tex into a custom environment. Something like : \documentclass{report} \usepackage{listings} \lstdefinelanguage{text}{} ...
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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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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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Cross-referencing (input) multiple tex. files on multiple levels [closed]

I´ve recently discovered this site and you might be able to give me some advice working with LaTeX. Here´s my problem: My company is working on several user manuals. Each user manual is located in ...
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siunitx: Error while including value

A value is saved in a file (value.txt, let's say). The command \SI{\input{value.txt}}{\someunit} gives the error: Argument of \input has an extra } How can I read numbers from an external file ...
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Can I use \input inside an \include?

I know it is not possible to nest one \include inside another, but what about \input? Is it possible to have something like: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \include{file1} ...
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Suppress message during compilation

I use a macro with \write18 and \@@input, several times in each page of a large document. But \@@input output a message during compilation: (filename) This is very annoying and flood the other ...
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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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Use one tex file in different documents [duplicate]

I want to write a tex file which can be used in serveral higher order documents, but there are problems with the relative paths of the figures. Example: In folder sub1 is the file base1.tex which ...
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pdflatex “Required Page Does Not Exist” error with beamerarticle

I have several beamer tex files and need to create a manual (using beamerarticle) that incorporates all of the beamer files (with their notes) as one document. The original basis of the articlebeamer ...
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How can I use \input and \include with biblatex (biber backend)?

I have a document with external files. The only reason I am using external files is to make it easier to organize my large project. I have taken a small piece of the larger project and attempted to ...
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Can't use animations with \input?

I have two different animations, made with TikZ and the animate package, that I want to include in a beamer presentation. When I had the code inside of my presentation's .tex file everything worked ...
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Special characters in input file

I want to have my sections in independent .txt files in the folder of my assignment. So I use \input{text.txt}. The problem is, I write in Danish and we have the 'æ' 'ø' 'å' characters that aren't ...
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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: ...
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How to use luatex callbacks to generate a verbatim copy of the input file

I'm trying to devise a LuaTeX solution for the question Extracting the contents of text in a specified environment into a new file, but it is turning more difficult than expected. To begin, I need to ...
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Input files relative to main file when using subfiles [closed]

I'm writing a report where I use the package subfiles to include different parts of my report. \input{misc/variables.tex} will include my variables file perfectly and render the subfiles. But if I ...
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Creating an abbreviations file [duplicate]

I'm new to the LaTeX scene as I've starting writing my thesis. I'm using a root .tex file and using \include to add in my chapters (etc). I'm also using \nomencl to add an abbreviations list. I'd like ...
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Is there a 'try' command for LaTeX? [duplicate]

What I'm trying to do is input file1 if it exists and input file2 otherwise, without having to deal with an 'I can't find file' error. I would like to accomplish this using TeX, without using symbolic ...
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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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Rationale to use \input{filename} on the pdflatex command line?

In a tex.SX user profile, I read the best practice recommendation Execute pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename. I have always used the latter one, directly, in scripts, and in ...
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MiKTeX order of precedence for duplicate files

I am using MiKTeX under a single-user installation. My MiKTeX Options dialogue shows me, if I click on the "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories" checkbox, directories in the following order (from ...
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How to use the contents of a file as a number

I want to create a loop including n images.The number n is the only content of a help file (created by the application that generates the images). Is it possible to read the contents of the help file ...
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force long text inside \item[{\texttt{}] to wrap

I have a LaTeX document that is automatically generated and then inserted as part of my own larger document with \input. This other document has a description environment for examples, one item for ...
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Using \input in a fancyvrb verbatim environment - problem with hyphens

I've set up a custom environment with DefineVerbatimEnvironment. Within that environment I'd like to \input{} files, which works all fine and well until one of them includes a hyphen. Here's an ...
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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 ...