{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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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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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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\input and absolute paths

Sometimes it is convenient to use an absolute path to include a preamble. To do so, I use the following "hack": \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \newcommand{\folder}{/path/to/folder} ...
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Replace \input{fileX} by the content of fileX automatically

Suppose I have a document with multiple include or input statements \input{fileA} \input{fileB} etc. Is there an easy way to generate a single .tex file where \input{fileA} is replaced by the ...
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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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Can i automatically load chapters and sections based on the filesystem?

I was interested in knowing if i can load chapters and sections of my book based on the filesystem. For example: Chapter 1/ Section 1.tex Section 2.tex Section 3.tex Chapter 2/ Section 1.tex ...
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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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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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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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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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Inputting multiple files in LaTeX

Suppose I have a directory containing a bunch of LaTeX source files, and I want to input all of them into a single main file. I could do this by saying \input{dir/file1.tex} \input{dir/file2.tex} ...
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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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Bind reports/articles into a book, but keep the ability to compile them individually

I see a few questions and answers about writing a book/thesis in LaTeX (here's one). But I would like to be able to compile reports separately as I write them to have a bunch of standalone documents. ...
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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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input index file not found

Dear experts I am using TeXnicCentre. After compiling, while I get an output pdf file, an error is found that says Could't find input index file *pathname* nor *pathname*.idx I am afraid I cant ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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 ...
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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 ...