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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How to avoid copied code with the combination pgfplots/standalone?

I have a series of pgfplots-based figures that I compile to pdf images using the standalone package. I currently have one .tex-file per figure. The problem with this is that since it might just be the ...
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Weird blank space when drawing standalone tikz

I am drawing an tikz picture using standalone class, but there is weird blank space on the left side. My code is \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{kerkis} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Path problem with included file inside of a standalone file: part II

Someone asked an almost identical question before, here. However, the excellent answer(s) provided do not work if the standalone file is going to be built separately (with option mode=build or ...
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Placing text, includegraphics or a table above and below Tikz picture in standalone

The documents I am working with produce very large Tikz pictures (using Forest package) that span multiple horizontal and vertical pages in PDF. These pictures need to have titles, compbined of text, ...
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Bad math environment delimiter in standalone class [duplicate]

Given a file master.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \input{sub} \end{document} and a file sub.tex: \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} \[ 0 ...
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\newcommands in the \standalone file not recognized in the main file

Few \newcommands defined in my standalone .tex file containing tikz figure is not recognized in the main beamer .tex file. Please point out what extra lines should I write to make it work. Here is ...
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Compilation fails with eqnarray after reinstalling Miktex [duplicate]

I have a script that extracts math formulae from a tex file, produces a small standalone file for each formula and compiles it with pdflatex. The standalone pdf files are then used to produce png ...
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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Compilation fail standalone & pst-solides3d

I've got a PStricks schema made with both pst-solides3d and pst-3dplot, put (thanks to the standalone package) apart in a different file. The schema, when compiled itself, doesn't make any problems, ...
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Can we use enumerate with standalone class?

Can we use \enumerate with \standalone class? Isn't enumerate basic LaTeX? The minimal example, which does not compile with standalone but it does with article, is: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Compilation error after texlive update

I used to make animated pictures using pstricks and the beamer overlay syntax (eg. using \only<2>{<some pstricks code>}) with the standalone class. Here a MWE which did the work: ...
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Why do I get white space at the bottom of my diagram?

I have this code : \documentclass[tikz}]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Pgfplots working as standalone but not in main document

Update 1 The data file can be downloaded here> 11855-4_RT.dat Original: In my main document I have been including a pgftable as: \SSTeTableTypeT %contains \pgfplotstableset - included in the end of ...
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Why does this Tikz tower look OK standalone but not when included as a figure in article?

I built two towers in Tikz. Because the document they will be included in takes a while to compile and because my Tikz skills are somewhat limited (so I need to compile often to check if I've done ...
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if i draw something using stand alone, how do i label the drawing (angles, sides,coordinates, etc.)

If I draw a triangle in stand alone, how do I label my drawing? I am able to draw my picture but I cant label any of the angles or sides.
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Problem with includestandalone of a tikz graphics

From my post (Circuitikz: arrows on the path and changing directions of arrow with variable resistor), Gonzalo Medina helped correct a variable resistor. However, when I use include standalone in my ...
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How to make table floats work with preview/standalone environment?

Couldn't make a table float work inside the preview environment: \documentclass[fontsize=16pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \setlength{\PreviewBorder}{25pt} \begin{document} ...
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How to crop my page to the size of tikz graph

I want to crop the page to exactly fit the tikz graph in it. When i used standalone document class, all the page content became on one line. Here is my code \documentclass{standalone} ...
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pgfplot same size font in figures and same size figures

Hi I've created figures with standalone and pgfplot package. The figures output size are different to one another but more importantly the font size are different. I would like all figures to be of ...
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How to generate a series of \paused stand-alone TikZ images?

I've built a beamer presentation in which a TikZ graph is built up sequentially using \pause. Example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Beamer Frame is fine in Standalone class, but header missing when main is compiled

I am able to compile the subfile perfectly well, but the main file deletes the header of the frame. Here is the standalone code: \documentclass[beamer]{standalone} \begin{document} ...
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\includestandalone does not create a pdf

Somehow \includestandalone from the standalone package does not create a pdf with this main file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Can the standalone document type be made compatible with tikzexternalize?

Code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw] at (2, 3) {}; \end{tikzpicture} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Consistent font size when using standalone TikZ pictures in a beamer presentation

I want to include a TikZ picture in a beamer presentation using the standalone package and I want a consistant size of the text in the picture and the rest of the frame. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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PSTricks with standalone class and newpage or pagebreak

Can I use page breaks with the standalone class with PSTricks? Are there limitations? Or is there some mistake in my code? I have been nearly successful in running the code below with PSTricks and ...
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Standalone package, preserve preamble

Is it in a way possible to preserve parts of a preamble of a standalone document? For example when I have a savebox or a macro inside it and don't want to repeat it in the preamble of my main ...
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\AtBeginDocument and \AtEndDocument for standalone

Using the commands \AtBeginDocument and \AtEndDocument with the standalone documentclass yields unexpected effects. I have the following three files. % main.tex \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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How to \maketitle in standalone

\maketitle does not seem to play very well with the standalone class. This document \documentclass{standalone} \title{Standalone does not like titles} \author{Me} \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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Problems to get two graphics in different pages with standalone

In the following MWE I get a single page with the two graphics within: \documentclass[multi]{standalone} \standaloneenv{pspicture} \usepackage[dvipsnames, svgnames, prologue]{xcolor} ...
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Accessing colors defined by a beamer color theme for a standalone tikzpicture

This is a follow-up to this question. I use the standalone documentclass to externalize my tikzpictures. Now, I want to include it in a beamer presentation with its color theme set to, say, default. ...
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best practice to include (standalone precompiled) graphics

General understanding I know that several people have asked about how to include plots and graphics (created by tikz and pstricks) into a latex document. What is the best way to include Matlab ...
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TikZ 3.0.0 (release) produces strange shadings if used with XeLaTeX and standalone

I would like to use shadings in my TikZ graphics together with the standalone package and XeLaTeX, but for some reason it is broken if I try with the new 3.0.0 release (download here). Any other ...
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Can the standalone package work with sections?

While I was reading a thread on LaTeX workflows, I came across a comment in http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/22433/32782 which seemed to indicate that there are more than one person who can/could use ...
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How to center a tikz figure in a beamer frame

I was told to use the standalone package, which I use, but it does not seem to center the figure. What options to do I miss? Concretely, here is the main file: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How do I use QTikZ on a standalone file

My file is quite simple, e.g., \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); \draw (0,-1.5) -- ...
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How to scale a tikzpicture in an external file for a beamer slide?

I have this tikz diagram in a separate document. I use the standalone package to include it into my presentation. However, I experience several problems: Setting the included picture size Scaling ...
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How to include a multipage table from an external file

I usually save my tables as standalone PDFs, generated by compiling a standalone document and then include them in the main file via \includegraphics{pdf.name} However, I now have a two-pages table ...
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How to export beamer frames to standalone subfiles_

I try to split a large beamer presentation with the standalone suite. Herein, I do not want to split out parts of slides, for which I understand the beamer class option with the standaloneframe would ...
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standalone: subprambles inverse

When splitting a document with the standalone class and package, the option subpreambles causes the main document to include all the preambles of the sub-files. The other way around is more difficult. ...
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Path problem with included file inside of a standalone file

How can I get the current path inside an included standalone file? 1. Theoretical Example: let's assume the following directory structure: main.tex img/ |-standalonefile.tex |-data ...
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How to remove the white space on the left of gather* when using standalone class? [duplicate]

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone}% change it back to your own document class \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \abovedisplayskip=0pt\relax% remove this line in your ...
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! Package pgfkeys Error | compiling a standalone picture as \includestandalone{fig}

I have two tikz pictures in external files (fig1.tex and fig2.tex): fig1.tex \documentclass[a4paper,class=minimal,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{plotmarks} ...
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Standalone package advanced conversion options inside LaTeX source file

I want to use the conversion options of the standalone package to produce a PNG image file from a LaTeX source file. The package documentation lists two tables with options for conversion. The normal ...
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I'm using the standalone package. How can I get regular paragraph breaks?

I'm using the standalone class to render images for individual math problems that will be displayed in an app, so the cropping functionality is essential. However, the package seems to destroy ...
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How to align standalone TikZ pictures horizontally?

Today I discovered the existence of this wonderful package called "standalone". I really love it because I have a lot of pictures in Tikz code and some of them have a very long code and it's very ...
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How to check if my child document is being loaded by parent document when using standalone?

When I use standalone package to load a child .tex file into a main.tex file, then parts of the title and table of content heading Contents still shows up in the main document. The problem is that I ...
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Table with caption too wide for standalone package document

I am trying to output a wide table with a caption using the standalone package. When I do the following without a caption, I get nice output: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{caption} ...
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TikZ, standalone and circuite.ee.IEC, strange bounding box

I'm using standalone to create PDF output of a tikzpicture. But I run into a problem when I use the circuit library. Here's a mwe that shows that simply adding the line ...
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Why does standalone not detect the TikZ crop correctly?

This small example \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xltxtra,textcomp,graphicx,color,tikz} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \clip (0,0) rectangle ...
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Using pst-barcode, fontspec and standalone at the same time?

I am trying to generate a series of labels using TikZ and the standalone document class. Normally, this works fine, but this time I want to use a system font and to include a barcode. Below is an ...