This is pretty much very straightforward and probably a really naive question, but I need to know:
I'm using the
subfiles package to manage my project files and I have all the paths set so every file compiles correctly. However, I noticed I still have my main document defined as master. If I undefine* it as master and try to compile any of the subordinate files, I get lots of errors regarding references, bibliography, graphics, etc., depending on what I'm using in the current file.
My understanding is that subordinate files should compile on their own without problems but I might be misunderstanding the whole thing. So, should I have a master file if I'm using subfiles? If this is not the case, then the errors I'm getting are very likely due to wrongly set paths, for which a nightmare of trial and error awaits me in order to solve the problems.
I don't feel this needs a MWE but I will gladly include one if necessary.
* Edit for clarification: I'm using TexMaker and one of the options allows to define the main tex file as a master document, which builds the file structure with all the
\input files. This is done so the quick compiling can be done while any of the files is open (thus not having to switch from file to main to file, etc., every time one needs to quick compile).