{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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Add offset to line number (in error message) when using input files

I am compiling a latex document, and when I have errors, I get nice messages like l.1041 \end{frame} which tells me that there is an error somewhere before line 1041. So far, so good. I can use my ...
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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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Splitting a big document into several output PDF files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? My document structure has: 1 file with preface; 12 individual ...
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How to make the main file recognize relative paths used in the imported files?

I'm currently using doxygen to generate some documentation for a project, and doxygen generate some LaTeX code that then can be used to generate a nice pdf. But let's say I would like to write ...
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Using \newcommand and \input

I like to use variables for my paths, so that if I migrate to another system/username, I don't have to change every path name. This does not seem to be working with the input command. I have the ...
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Why is \input not expandable?

In latex.ltx I found \def\input{\@ifnextchar\bgroup\@iinput\@@input} where \@@inputis expandable. I would like to know if there is an expandable version of \input. The problem comes from an example ...
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Including a text file in LaTeX

I write a program by DevC++ compiler and save it by .cpp format, and want to paste the code in my editor, Do I have to paste all the code each time? Is there a way to include the file instead of ...
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remove unwanted contents from list of listings

The following code adds a wrong line to the list of listings \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{document} \begin{filecontents*}{democodefile} ...
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Can I amend the preamble from outside the preamble?

I am writing a document (mydoc.tex) that will include a section as a separate document (mysection.tex) using \input{mysection.tex}. If I want to include something in the preamble (specifically ...
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randomize the order of text lines in a .tex file

I need to create an environment (let's call it randomizer) that randomly changes the order of its lines, which may contain any text or latex commands (assume without verifying that they don't break ...
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\input only part of a file using catchfilebetweentags package

I would like to include only a part of a .tex file into a different .tex file. The part I want to include is delimited by some comment tags, as it is used by catchfilebetweentags package. I tried the ...
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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 ...