{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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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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How do I best combine several documents?

I have a collection of articles written in latex, and I would like to "merge" them into a larger thesis document, in which each article will be a chapter. I have been looking at include and input, ...
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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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Including a tikz figure with a reference to a table on file, problems with folder structure

I am trying to include a tikz figure in the chapter 6 of my thesis. I am using separate folders and .tex files for each chapter, as you may notice in the example. This means that in my main document I ...
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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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Using a non-centralized structure for tex files - similar to \graphicspath

I have a fairly large document, that I have picked apart into different sections etc, each in their own file. To include graphics that are not in one central directory I use \graphicspath which works ...
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Include a value and its uncertainty both rounded properly

The output of a program is a value and its uncertainty. I want to include them in a tex document correctly rounded. value_uncertainty.txt: 12345.67890 0.987654321 scientific_document.tex is ...
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Have subfiles declare sections to be included in different places of the document

I'd like to have several Latex files, imported or included in a master document.tex file, which declare different sections to be included in the master file, like: % in file a.tex \begin{notes} My ...
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How can I make German characters from \input file display correctly?

I'm working with a Rnw file in RStudio and knitr. Everything works correctly so far, but I stumbled upon a problem when I included a chapter to the report that is written in German. I wrote the ...
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Including figures relative to the path of the current document?

I am writing a paper simultaneously with my thesis; the paper will be included verbatim in the thesis (or at least, parts of it will). I am looking for a solution that allows me to update my paper ...
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“Missing $ inserted” in included .tex file via \input

I've included a .tex file by using \input macro, but the problem comes when I use special characters (because I'm writing in Spanish, I use á, é, and characters like that). I can use those caracters ...
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Splitting/breaking a long table from an input file

I am input a file in my main latex file but the table (inputfiles contains a table) is too long to be on apage. How can I break it on two or main pages. \usepackage{longtable} %% ...
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How can I use `catchfile` package to gobble first characters on a line

When using the fancyvrb environment Verbatim, you can gobble the first n characters of each line before printing it out. I'd like to be able to do something similar, but not via verbatim. In the ...
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Errors produces when using `\readline`

This question, while related to this earlier question of mine, is less about removing content from the beginning of each line and more about how to preprocess lines of a file as it is read in. Here ...
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subimport including wrong file

I am trying to learn the import package but I find it extremely unreliable - perhaps I am missing something? One case study I tried is as follows: Created 3 tex files: ./main.tex ./bla.tex ...
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does LaTeX support native multifile management?

This is not really a practical question, but more of an academic one: I use emacs to write my LaTeX files and in order to process multifile documents I include at the end of each file a local ...
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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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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 ...