{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 to use \input{file.tex} correctly?

Suppose I have two latex files file1 and file2 with the same preamble and so on. Then I want to create a file called bigfile which just puts the two files together. This is not working for some ...
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input files in different directories

I have following example directory structure. ArticlesWritten - ArticleA - - FileOnlyInArticleA.tex - - Introduction.tex - - main.tex - - MainAsChapter.tex - - ...
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How to \input the part between \begin{document} and \end{document} from another LaTeX file?

Sometimes I want to \input some LaTeX code, which belongs to a standalone LaTeX file. I would like to input the part between \begin{document} and \end{document}, while skipping the other part.
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Checking for a matching entry within a file

I have a file containing a list, like this: apple orange pear pineapple How can I create a macro which checks if an item is on that list. E.g.: \isfruit{pear} returns "1". \isfruit{carrot} ...
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Preprocess LaTeX file, a latex -E equivalent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replace \input{fileX} by the content of fileX automatically I'm developping a framework for managing LaTeX project's dependencies but I can't figure out if there is a ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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Creating a common settings file

I have created a file which provides convenient options to change the settings for all of my documents. For e.g.: \def\BookFontRoman{Gentium Plus} \def\BookFontCJK{Adobe Song Std} \def\PageWidth{280} ...
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Import LaTeX File into a Template?

I have the following Task todo: I have made me a default structure for lecture notes and now I want to compile my notes into separate PDFs for learning. So my goal is to have for every course a ...
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How to make nonstopmode really not stop on a missing input file

I have a file test.tex with these contents: \input{missing} \input{present} When I run PDFLaTeX with --interaction=nonstopmode it stops after the first missing input file: $ pdflatex ...
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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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Is that a bug between `xymatrix`, the `input` command and .sty file?

I have a problem compiling the following document. First, I have a file macros.sty that consists of : \newcommand{\test}{ \xymatrix@R=0mm{x} } Then, I have an auxiliary file out.aux that consists ...
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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} ...
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Get {standalone} to ignore blocks of text from \input files (e.g., \begin{spacing} and \maketitle)

I've got a number of separate .tex files that are all \documentclass{article}. I'm inputting these into a \documentclass{book} file as chapters. In the book.tex file, then, I've got inputs like this: ...
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Splitting a large document into several files

Why is it recommended to split a large document into several parts and include them with \include? Is it only a relic of the past times when computers and LaTeX compilers were slower, or is it still ...
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\input{…} is ignored with beamer option ignorenonframetext

I'm using beamer to create my slides and wanted to use beamerarticle to create written paper which is not just printed slides 3 on 1 page. The option ignorenonframetext for the beamer class forces it ...
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How to fix the location of tables when they're imported with \input? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned I'm using MiKTeX and TexMaker 2.2.2. Using the latabstat command in Stata I create small tex files of some ...
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Adding new parameter in lyx

In texmaker, I create document_setting.tex for input some document attribution like the author, publisher, some attribution in acknowledgements. And then input document_setting in master document ...
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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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How could I use \input within soul arguments?

So, I basically want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \so{Hello} \so{\input{key.tex}} \end{document} Now the first "so" works but the second ...
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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 avoid automatic .tex extension in filenames?

I am in an mildly unfortunate situation in which, because of the way I prepared the files automatically, I ended up with a file to be attached but also another file with the same name but ending in ...
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How to write a command to file

I am trying to write to a auxillary file using \newwrite\tempfile [...] \immediate\openout\tempfile=list.tex \immediate\write\tempfile{Text to write to file} \immediate\closeout\tempfile It works ...
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Is there a way to load additional packages specified in the document environment?

It seems strange but I really need this. Is there a built-in macro to load additional packages specified in the document environment? % main.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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tabular, siunitx and input - `Extra }, or forgotten $.`

I'm trying to include data into a tabular environment \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{SSSS} \toprule {$na^3$} & ...
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\endinput: what is it for?

I am working on a big document and I am using the \include command to put chapters one after the other. On the internet I came to know about the existence of the \endinput command. However I do not ...
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Generate a merged LaTeX file, with \input code in place?

I'm currently working on an experiment that involves re-typesetting a digitized physical book from OCRed images. For various reasons involving the workflow, the resulting project architecture is a ...
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What happens to a relative path in a file added with \input{}?

I stumbled upon the following question: In the preamble of my main tex file for my thesis, I've included several other files with definitions for abbreviations which are in the same path as main.tex, ...
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Make a .tex file that combines complete .tex documents in subdirectories

I'm using LaTeX for my research journal (similar to WordPress). There are a number of subdirectories that contain complete (standalone) .tex files along with PDF files that I made from those ...
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Is there a way to get TexMakerX to recognize commands defined in an input file?

I have a file that defines a bunch of commands for various variables that I use in other documents. Here's a small example of what it contains: \newcommand{\varElevation}{\ensuremath{\alpha_{el}}} ...
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How to make \include work with a quoted string path containing spaces?

In Windows, \input can work with a quoted string path containing spaces, but \include cannot. How to fix it? \documentclass{book} \begin{document} %\input works! \input{"Contents/Installing and ...
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Supertabular problem with \input

Consider a simple supertabular example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{supertabular} \begin{document} \begin{supertabular} a & b \\ \end{supertabular} \end{document} Suppose I wanted to ...
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How to make \lstinputlisting applicable to file paths with spaces?

I am using the listings package and the path to the source code contains some spaces. For example, the path can be /some dir/sub dir/file 1.txt and \lstinputlisting{/some dir/sub dir/file 1.txt} does ...
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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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Space inserted after “\input” call

I've noticed a significant issue with the \input command, it seems. For some reason, I can't seem to prevent it from adding a space after it reads its input. Even if there is no newlines or spaces ...
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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 only part of a file

I would like to include part of the contents of a .tex file into a different .tex file. I don't have the option of modifying the file to include. The file to include may change so simply copying and ...
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Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different

I'm trying out pgfplots with gnuplot to generate the data. This works by having pgfplots write some stuff to an external file, run gnuplot on the file, and then use the generated data to plot the ...
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How do I create a macro which reads the content of a file when the macro is defined?

I am trying to do something like: \newcommand{\sometext}{\input{somefile.txt}} This works, but requires inputting the file every time the macro is used in the document. I would like to know a way ...
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Dependencies between sections

I'm writing a document such as the following one: \section{A}\input{A} \section{B}\input{B} \section{C}\input{C} ... Each section provides some content but requires other sections to be included ...
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Jobname of inputted file?

\begin{filecontents}{foo.tex} \def\foo{\jobname} \end{filecontents} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{foo} \foo \end{document} This outputs the jobname of the main file not "foo". How ...
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Options for building multiple documents from the same content with different layouts

I need to produce two document layouts using the same content. I'm going to be making heavy use of the input{} command to do this, but it is more complex than just this. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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using \input and pygmentize together: trying to get line numbers to show [closed]

I am using pygments to highlight the code I insert in my lyx document. The external file gets inserted in my document like this: {\small \input{listings/blah.tex} } And I use this command to ...
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Include source text from URI (e.g., Wikipedia)

Background Wikipedia content is reasonably current and free to use. Consider the tabular content at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_application_frameworks#Java Problem Copying ...
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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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Is there a “selective” input command in LaTeX?

I'm likely going to have to write a document that includes some portions of source code, which I'd rather keep in separate source files. I know that I can include the contents of those files in my ...
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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-SKĊODOWSKA) cause LaTeX to fail. Questions What macros are ...
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Temporarily changing document class in LaTeX/resetting pdfLaTeX

How can I temporarily cause pdfLaTeX to forget everything that I've told it and start with a new document class? I've modified the example environment from the lshort document: ...
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Make newlines expand to custom command

I am making a guest list which I will print on a sticker sheet, cut them out, then stick them to envelopes. This means that each guest/guest group will have a bounding box drawn around it as a cutting ...
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Avoid inputting a file multiple times

I have a revision string automatically saved to a file VERSION (it is the output of git describe and usually looks like v2.2-19-g0a51c27), and define a command ...