The standalone bundle allows users to easily place picture environments or other material in own source files and compile these on their own or as part of a main document

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Include TikZ figure located in subdirectory with spaces using the standalone package

I want to include a TikZ figure located in a subdirectory that has a space in its name using the standalone package with the option mode = buildnew. However, I encounter an error, which seems related ...
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Standalone: class vs package

What is the difference between the standalone class vs the package? From what I understand, the usage is different by \documentclass{report} or \usepackage{standalone} respectively. Is the class for ...
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Independent Chapters and Unique References

I am trying to setup a report structure so that each author can work on their chapter on their own and once all chapters are finished I can put all together. For this to work well I need each chapter ...
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Support for typesetting a table as stand-alone PDF

I'm forced to work in a non-LaTeX workflow but would like to use tables generated with LaTeX. Now I'm looking for support to generate PDFs that contain just a table per page rather than a table on an ...
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Documentclass Standalone - Outcome with rounded corners

Is there an option that the result/ whole document of a standalone file has rounded corners? Just like rounded corners for tikz nodes.
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Document class standalone and \tikzfading/tikzfadingfrompicture

Short Question Why does \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \tikzfading[name=fade right,left color=transparent!0,right color=transparent!100] ...
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cross-references from other documents [duplicate]

I'm writing on a large document with many tables. Rules require me to provide every table as a standalone PDF file as well, so I do this: In main.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{standalone} ...
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Resizing tables using the standalone package

I'm attempting to use the standalone package to create large tables to import to Microsoft PowerPoint. When I have attempted to use the 'size' and 'density' commands, the image looks very blurry after ...
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Best way to include a standalone tikz file and scale it without scaling the nodes

Consider something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \includestandalone[scale=2]{myfile} \includestandalone[scale=1.5]{myfile} \end{document} where myfile ...
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Installing latex standalone in ubuntu for humans

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux flavour around, Latex is the gold standard for scientific writing and printing a standalone figure, table, whatever should be a nobrainer. And yet, installing the ...
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Problem to crop edges when creating pdf using standalone package

I am trying to make a pdf figure comprised of several other figures arranged in a table manner. I am using the standalone documentclass. However the results I get are far from optimal. I am using ...
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Is “group=false” option from “standalone” package incompatible with “\addbibresource” from “biblatex”?

Edit. I edit my question in order to make it clearer. Preamble. Thanks to filecontents environment, the compilation of the following with pdflatex generates two subfiles: a bibliographic file: ...
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standalone mode=image with animated pdf

I'm using animate to generate animated images, read by acroread. It seems this pdf can't be included in another TeX file without loosing the animation capabilities so I'm using \includestandalone with ...
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lualatex does not work with import/subimport when used in standalone setup

Using TL 2015. I have this setup main.tex folderA/a.tex a.png and using standalone to combine both documents. The file a.tex has an includesgraphics{a.png} where the file a.png is in the ...
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Standalone Output Directory

I configured my TexStudio to use a Directory for temporary files called "build". When i compile the Standalone Document all files except the pdf and the synctex.gz are in the folder "build". When I ...
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Conflict using babel and standalone's convert-Option

I recently started using standalone to compile a tikzpicture and convert it to PNG. Thus I use the following type of Document together with \documentclass[convert,tikz]{standalone} ...
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how to obtain exactly same size standalone pgfplots

I am using standalone to make pdfs of my pgfplots to later include as an image into my main document. The y-axis are different for some of the plots (some negative, some positive), thus the size of ...
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Generate pdf document consisting in just one figure

Related to this question I am trying to generate a figure using package chemfig. Actually, my problem is that the lower part of the figure is cropped, specifically the H under the N. This is the ...
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tikz standalone does not show drawn arrows

I drew some arrows to annotate a figure using standalone. However, when I put in [tikz]{standalone} the arrows do not show. If I use report or remove the [tikz] then the arrows show up, however, I ...
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Centering standalone tikz picture

I'm wondering what is causing the following image to be so horribly off centred and how I might fix this issue (Note the massive space in the top left corner). Currently I am just post processing the ...
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standalone package and user-defined macros/lengths

This is my first post on this amazing website, so hi to everybody!! I'd like to know if there is a way to pass some parametrs (macros or lengths) to a standalone file. Here is my MWE: Consider the ...
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Tikz standalone image cropped

I'm wondering why my standalone tikz picture gets cropped mid way through the picture? Code is shown below without the input data files. \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} ...
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Center in standalone makes two-page document

I was trying to get a tikz automaton to fit on the page using the standalone documentclass to precompile the figure and then using \includegraphics[width=\textwidth{} (this is outlined at Tikz ...
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PNG or PDF (or EPS)

Is there a preferred format between PNG, PDF, or EPS for use with pdflatex, particularly in terms of compile speed? If I understand, pdflatex must convert each PNG/EPS file to a PDF file with each ...
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Scope problem with Standalone package in grandchild \input{styles}

[MiKTeX on Win7] I have my document subdivided into various files according to chapters, and I have a series of code snippets in TeX format which I've generated using the Highlight package on ...
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Why am I not getting the right size of the PNG image?

please, I have the following tex code , that simply generate a png with two ellipses inside. The problem is that I don't get the size I set at the beginning ?! I don't know why ? ...
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Standalone chapters with separate references and counters

I'm looking for a convenient way to integrate standalone chapters in a main.tex (scrbook) file. More specifically, they will be already published papers within a thesis framework text and should ...
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\includestandalone cannot compile \section or \subsection commands

Main.tex \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \section{A} \includestandalone{Subfile} \end{document} Subfile.tex ...
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converting a table to png using standalone

I am using standalone to convert a table to PNG. I have followed the following example. I got the output in PNG as well, please see the attached. However, when I view it with any of the image viewers ...
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Include tikz pictures in main script

I include all my tikz figures with \includestandalone{filename}. I am using \tikzset after \begin{document} in all my tikz figure files but I use \usetikzlibrary in the header (outside of ...
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Same pgfplots within standalone for usage in elsarticle and revtex4-1

Suppose I have created a plot with pgfplots for a scientific paper. However, for usual reasons the targeted journal is not certain. Possibly the plot has to be adjusted to match different journals ...
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pgfmathsetmacro increases border size [duplicate]

Upon creating some graphs with TikZ, I noticed that the border at one side was much larger than it needed to be. The cause seems to be the \pgfmathsetmacro command: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Specify which overlays to take from another file

I have a picture with overlays in an external file. Sometimes I want to use all overlays from the picture, sometimes only some of the overlays. Consider the following example, where the picture is ...
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Croping Tikz animation out of a beamer presentation (producing empty pages)

I've a beamer presentation and want to use the tikz pirctures inside rendered as svgs. So far no problem, but compiling the code via pdflatex the following (minimal) example results in four pages, ...
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How to output a multiline equation with no margins

I'm trying to output a .pdf that just contains an equation, without any borders at all, or borders the same width all the way round. So far, I've tried two things. Using the standalone document ...
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How to get rid of white space when drawing lines in TikZ with documentclass=standalone?

I get an annoying white space in my rendered graphics with lines that begin or end at the page's borders. I am using the "standalone" document class for actually not having those margins. Let us ...
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Defining commands in imported subfiles

I'm using the standalone package to create a document. The main document is \documentclass{article} \usepackage[subpreambles=true]{standalone} \usepackage{import} \begin{document} \section{Section ...
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Patch the standalone redefinition of document environment in order to automatically add some extra code?

Edit. I rewrite my question as I simplified too much my real problem and the example didn't reflect it. In the following MWE, a custom class myclass.cls: defines a custom \maketitle macro ...
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(tikzpagenodes) Odd page header area east not the same depending on the order of standalone and changepage packages

The following MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{standalone} \usepackage{changepage} \usepackage{tikzpagenodes} \usepackage{lipsum} % \newcommand\oddpageheadrule {% \tikz[remember ...
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Draw a contour around the cylinder

I'm willing to draw a contour around a cylinder. So far, I could get this one: The problem is that half of the circular part of the contour should be at the back of the cylinder which is not the case ...
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Automatically generating variable page sizes for each item in an enumeration

I want to take an enumerated list and make each item a different page. The height of the page should scale so that it's tight around the text. The width should be left alone. \begin{document} ...
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standalone package -> Error Message: infeasable parameter

I try to convert tex2png with the following lines and use pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex The following lines are in the text.tex \documentclass[ preview, convert ]{standalone} ...
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Combining multiple documents

I've searched and have not been able to figure out how to do this any other way, so I'm asking here to see if any of you have any ideas. Basically, I'm trying to combine separate LaTeX files, but ...
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How to organize large documents in small nested folders

Preamble I am writing a large document and I would like to keep it well structured not only in terms of source code (I am aware of commands like \input and include, as well as the standalone ...
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A very simple positionning problem using pgfplots standalone geometry and tikz package

I try to find information in the big list of pgfplots question on tex, without success, so this is "one more question" from a beginner about pgfplots, standalone, geometry, tikz combo package. I need ...
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Geometry Package Not Working with Standalone Class

Here is my TeX file (test.tex) I am trying to process (initially the TeX was successfully being processed on an Ubuntu 10.04 OS, but the server I am on was upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and now things ...
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Why unbalanced multi columns work with standalone but not work with article?

I want to have unbalanced multi columns for 5 multiple choice options. It means that the last option must not be aligned with the third option. By default multicols makes balanced column in which the ...
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Selectively boxing and labeling parts of an image

I want to let these boxes and text-labels fade after sometime, as it would lead to unwarranted cluttering in the image. Also, I want to ultimately put the image slideshow as a part of the beamer ...
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insert a pdf image(created in Tex) in a beamer slide [duplicate]

I am facing difficulty in sizing the pdf image being imported into the beamer slide presentation. This is because the original image generated in tex has a lot of unused space. Please advise me how I ...
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What are the minimum requirements to create a “standalone” installer for pgfplots?

I prefer to use pgfplots for my plotting needs, but I tend to use LaTeX for my documents as well, so I have the full TeX Live installed. I'd like to convince my friends/lab mates/colleagues to use ...