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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Problem with option border of class standalone

I tested a MWE given in question Standalone producing cropped / truncated formulae. Following the documentation (page 9) I used the class option border={left right bottom top} with left=right=top=0pt ...
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Why doesn't standalone accept my build={} package option?

I frequently use standalone to incorporate tikz images in my documents. I have some really large tikz plots which I would like to include in my beamer presentation, but I am getting "Tex capacity ...
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Legend position in standalone pgfplot moves when plot is used in document

The following mwe shows that the legend position in a pgfplot changes when the standalone version is scaled in a document that includes it. Standalone: From driver: (I changed the sizes to ...
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Including .tex files that need a different style file than the main text

EDIT: Substantial edit of the original version has been done to clarify the question. Background I've written two small python package manuals with sphinx (http://sphinx-doc.org/) a program that ...
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Shifted hyperlink with includestandalone

I have a problem with includestandalone and a tikz-grafic with a hyperref. My MWE: I define a image as picture.tex: %Save as picture.tex \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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How can I make a standalone document loading siunitx work?

I've got a standalone document that uses siunitx: % subdocument.tex \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI{10}{\kilo\newton} \end{document} I'd like to include this ...
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Making a series of child TeX files and including them as “chapters” in a parent file?

I want to build a big PDF of multiple TeX files which will all have the same preamble. They'll have \newcommand and \renewcommand as well as \usepackage and \documentclass because each file should be ...
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A correct bounding box for a standalone logo

Writing \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{varwidth} \begin{document} \begin{varwidth}{\linewidth} {\em line 1} {\em line 2} \end{varwidth} \end{document} produces an incorrect bounding ...
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Standalone multiline logo [duplicate]

I would like to produce through pdflatex an image that shrink-wraps around a logo. Here is a skeleton file. \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} line 1 line 2 \end{document} But this ...
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Figure in standalone documentclass [duplicate]

I am using the document class:\documentclass{standalone}. However, I am unable to use the commands \begin{figure} and \end{figure}. What package do I need to include to be able to use the commands ...
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How to prevent unwanted cropping in a tikz picture? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a series of engineering drawings with TikZ for an industrial catalogue. I would like to get only the drawings. The following MWE crops the bottom of the picture, and I would like ...
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O does not fit standalone class [duplicate]

Why are the top and bottom of the O cut off when I use the standalone class without any larger symbols? \documentclass{standalone}% \begin{document}% O% \end{document}%
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Empty space in standalone document with textopo

The question is related to similar issues with standalone package: lots of empty space is added in addition to the desired figure. However, this time no empty paragraphs in source code. My MWE: ...
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How to remove the unwanted space on the left side of the following gather*?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \abovedisplayskip=0pt\relax \begin{gather*} 6x^2-30x+36=0\\ 6(x^2-5x+6)=0\\ 6(x-2)(x-3)=0\\ x-2=0 \quad ...
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How to remove the white space on the top of the following table?

How to remove the white space on the top of the following table? \documentclass[preview,border=0pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{longtable} ...
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Indentation and page colors with standalone

Question I want to create a page whose size is cropped to the size of the content on the page. I also want to be able to have indented paragraphs and to set the color of text and background. Is there ...
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Difference with standalone and preview? [duplicate]

I have a table, but for cleanliness (I'll use the figure in a paper and in talks), I'd like to compile to a single PDF and include it with includegraphics instead of having the table rendered within ...
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Text decoration is trimmed off with standalone package

I am decorating an arc with text as shown in this MWE using the standalone class: \documentclass[10pt,class=article]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} ...
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Including pictures in subdirectories with standalone package

After using standalone package extensively, I ran into one problem, which I cannot solve. The problem is that I need to include a TikZ picture in main files subdirectory. What is more I want to build ...
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using standalone with algorithmicx or algorithm2e

I am trying to compile a standalone file containing pseudocode created with the algorithmicx package. According to algorithmicx crashes standalone it should work with the preview option set for ...
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How to eliminate spacing in tikzpicture?

It seems that, when using Tikz, nodes and/or the tikzpicture environment add space around a drawing. An example is shown in the following MWE, where a simple square is drawn three times. First it is ...
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Standalone - \newlabel being written to .log instead of .aux

In my compiled document, which consists of many sub-documents using standalone, I have one sub-document in which the Figure references are undefined - they show up as ??. No MWE I've tried can ...
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Parallel make with standalone package [closed]

This question is a LaTeX question, although it might actually be resolved by changing the build procedure of the document instead of the document itself. I have a document that includes a bunch of ...
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Trouble setting background color using Standalone's convert command

I'm creating PNGs directly from LaTeX using the xelatex, the standalone document class and the convert option of standalone. I have ImageMagick installed, and it all works fine. The only issue is ...
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standalonetrue / standalonefalse?

You can use \standalonefalse to specify the parent document for which all sub-documents should be considered sub-documents, I think. Is it possible to re-enable standalone with something like ...
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Problem with content location with standalone package

I'm trying to create multiple pages with varying page heights using the standalone package. When I try to run my file (using XeLaTeX on a mac) the content gets shifted up and to the left so that it's ...
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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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Why do I have to put fillcolor setting inside preview environment?

It seems to me this problem related to PSTricks so I have to modify the previous question. \psset{fillstyle=solid,linecolor=red} that I define globally outside the preview environment can affect the ...
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LaTeX - Standalone - figure reference in nested subfile error

for a few days I've been stacked with a problem which no manual or documentation resolved, please help: I have my 'main.tex' report document file, where I use the 'standalone' package to load the ...
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Problem when using \nocite together with the standalone package

Given: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \input{inclusion} \nocite{*} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{test} \end{document} With: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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standalone pgfplot with extra include in subdirectory -> no output [closed]

I am trying to generate a pgfplot with data in a textfile as a standalone document. I am using the 1.2 version of standalone from https://bitbucket.org/martin_scharrer/standalone/downloads because it ...
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Problem in cropping the document in standalone package [duplicate]

I am trying to use standalone package along with tikzpicture. The resulting document is not cropped properly although I used the class option of crop=true. Could someone help me? Here is the code I ...
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How to preserve the indentation when using standalone or preview?

The following output has no correct paragraph indentation after incorporating standalone documentclass or preview package. \documentclass[border=12pt,preview]{standalone} \parindent=12pt% does not ...
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bibtex + standalone: How can I include bibliographies in the individual docs *and* the main doc?

I'm trying to work on individual sections of a paper separately. In order to do this, I need to wrap the text in \begin{document} ... \bibliography{bib} \end{document} The main file looks ...
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syntax error when using tex4ht on Latex file that uses the standalone package [closed]

When I try to use htlatex to convert a latex file to html, where the latex file uses the standalone package, a syntax error is thrown from the file keyval.tex. The Latex file works fine with ...
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handling href when importing separate standalone latex documents and assembling them into one document

This is a follow up on the question How to import separate standalone latex documents and assemble into one document I am using the package standalone to assemble many child latex files from ...
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standalone: varwidth option limits output width?

It seems, that the varwidth option for the standalone class limits the output width. The problem is produced in the following example: \documentclass[10pt,crop,varwidth]{standalone} ...
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Conversion problem using standalone and imagemagick

I'm trying to convert a table to png format using Imagemagick \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,border=8pt,convert=true]{standalone} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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Errors using standalone package to create a table

I'm learning using standalone package. I tried to create a page including a table but I got errors: Error Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. \begin{table} Something's wrong--perhaps a ...
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Inserting three minipages in the same line

I'm trying to insert three minipages, side by side, in a line, but I'm failing miserably. Here's what I've been able to do so far: % ...
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Use of apacite package with subfiles package or standalone package results in LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble

I want to create a multi-file project for my thesis, in which I use separate files for sections. To be able to compile these separate files I tried using the subfiles package and the standalone ...
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Standalone document with chapter

When compiling large documents (with chapters) it is often useful to put different parts in separate files. I do this with the standalone-documentclass for all my tikzpictures. That way I can compile ...
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size of barcode in pspicture

I´m on a way to create a barcode with pst-barcode. How can I get a suitable pspicture environment in a standalone class? In the following example the top and right borders are too big. % run with ...
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Latex Standalone always rebuilds / apostroph in filename?

I have started toying around with Martin Scharrer's standalone package because tikz external does not work with todonotes and I feel that the workflow for standalone makes more sense as far as I have ...
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How to use the standalone package with emacs

This is a follow-up question from A simpleton's guide to (...)TeX workflow with emacs. The main answer stated that it is possible to use emacs together with standalone: the question is how? The ...
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Force minimum paper size in “standalone” (or use an alternative)

I compile small latex math snippets using the standalone document class. I rasterize the resulting PDF to a PNG image using ImageMagick and finally include these images in some HTML document. However, ...
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How to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? Is there an easy way to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu using apt-get? In other words, is there ...
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auto-pst-pdf produces a confusing error message

Actually I don't want to use auto-pst-pdf forever. But Harish Kumar (in his comment) requested to use it for the sake of simplicity. I tried it several decades ago and it did not work. The MWE below ...
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\documentclass[convert]{standalone} ignores linebreak

I tried to combine this answer Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible with my answer Add column in a table But the pdflatex -shell-escape table.tex ignores ...
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Cannot set pixel density in standalone package for PNG output

I want to output a PNG image with the standalone package. Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass[preview, convert={density=300}]{standalone} \begin{document} Hello world ...