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 make a standalone document with one equation?

I was surprised to find that standalone package can not compile a document with an equation: \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{equation} % not working! F(V, T) = E(V) + D(T) ...
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Standalone package creates a page with a fixed width

Recently I found the standalone package. I am using it to create figures and such in external files. But everytime content is created the width of the page seems to be fixed, it does not shrink to the ...
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Standalone producing cropped / truncated formulae

I'm using standalone to produce, well, standalone formulae. However, sometimes they end up being cropped too close and parts get left off. I'm including a sample .tex file and output. What can I do to ...
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Is it possible to use the figure environment with the standalone package?

I can not get standalone to work with figures; I get the error Not in outer par mode. (The figure is in the included file.)
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How to make a smarter cropping with standalone or preview packages?

The arrow tail at the bottom left corner is not properly cropped. \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3,line width=3pt] ...
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Avoid paragraph due to trailing empty line in standalone file

Using my standalone class and package it is possible to compile diagrams etc. inside own files stand-alone or as part of a main document. However, a common user error is to keep an empty line between ...
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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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\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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Nested standalone files with standalone package

Is it possible to nest files with the standalone package? I have something like the following: In A.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{standalone} \begin{document} \input{B} \end{document}‚Äč ...
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Package incompatibilites: etoolbox, hyperref, and bm, standalone?

I am trying to transition to using the etoolbox package, but seem to have run into some difficulties and they appear related to the hyperref and bm packages which to me seem totally unrelated. The ...
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TikZ to non-PDF

How do I tell TikZ to output to a standalone image file? Like JPG, PNG, etc? Yes, there is a way to output it to PDF, then do a snapshot. But this is for mathematical-visual comparisons, and I need ...
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TikZ: compiling a standalone picture

I am not sure if this is recreate-able through a MWE. Whenever I compile a standalone TikZ picture, it compiles all my standalone figures in the same folder. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and Emacs with ...
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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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algorithmicx crashes standalone

I am creating SVG files from different stuff from my LaTeX document. For this, I am using the standalone package followed by pdf2svg. This compiles: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithmicx} ...
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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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Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile)

Background: As per Manually copy older TeXLive2011 from one Mac to a new Mac, I attempted to get TeXLive2010 and TeXLive2011 (with the latest libraries) on a newer mac. The older releases are not ...
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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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Compiling a main document with many TikZ subfiles efficiently

What would be the most efficient way to compile a document of the article class with many TikZ subfiles? In the main document, I have added \usepackage{standalone} and then \includestandalone for the ...
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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 do I include and scale on-image-TikZ-drawings made by the standalone class?

I am building several on image TikZ drawings. In detail: I am having PDFs of technical drawings, I crop the white margins, overlay nodes and some arrows and compile them. The result should give me a ...
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The perfect pdfcrop

I need a "perfect" pdfcrop, one that crops exactly to the edge of the figure or text for alignment issues as a graphic in other programs. I'm aware of the standalone package, and have gone through ...
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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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What kind of “magic” does preview package do to produce a tight paper size?

Actually the following method, that looks like reinventing the wheel, has been discarded once I have known the existence of preview package. % WithoutPreview.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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Problems with \pgfplotstableread and relative paths

I have this folder structure in my project: main.tex mystyle.sty tex mytex.tex img myimg.tex dat mydat.dat And the following files: main.tex: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{mystyle} ...
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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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Why does tikz neither draw nor externalize my picture?

I'm trying to generate a gif from a tikz picture, using tikz's external library. Ultimately, my plan is to Convert a picture to gif write a node style that converts the nodes' coordinates to pixel ...
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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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ConTeXt Standalone installation problem under Debian GNU/Linux

I am trying to install ConTexT Standalone under LMDE, a Debian GNU/Linux operating system. I followed the system-wide installation instructions step-by-step without any problem. Except for the final ...
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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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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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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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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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standalone not working properly with PStricks?

I'm using Vaucanson-G to render automata (I also use TikZ, but here, I want Vaucanson-G). Because it uses PStricks although I want to compile with pdflatex, I have put all my automata in separated ...
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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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standalone figure and tabular

I'd like to generate a standalone pdf containing a pgf/tikz image and a tabular. I'm almost getting the desired result but there is a paragraph between the image and the tabular that breaks my layout ...
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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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LaTeX math whitespace

when I try to display a math equation with LaTeX, there is always whitespace to the right and left of the math equation. I am trying it with code like this: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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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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Detect value of option given to documentclass

I would like to be able to detect if the standalone package was used with [preview=false] or [preview=true]. Not too concerned if this setting was a default or user defined. Based on How can one ...
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Best practice for including standalone commented equations with tikz

I'm writing a document where there are some equations which I'm commenting with hf-tikz package. It needs two LaTeX compilations in order to get the right coordinates and to draw everything in the ...
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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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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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! 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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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 ...
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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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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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Standalone package errors when creating table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Avoid paragraph due to trailing empty line in standalone file How to make a standalone document with one equation? Below is a MWE of a table that keeps outputting ...