# Texmaker: compiling a parent file

I'm writing up some old math notes that closely follow a textbook, and I have a tex file for each section of the book I worked through. I keep all these section files in a directory `tex`, and then on the level of that same directory I have a `main.tex` file that `\input`s each section file into a book.

I'm using Texmaker to edit the individual section files. Is there some way to configure Texmaker to compile `main.tex` whenever I hit Quick Build while working on a section file, and then have the resulting `main.pdf` file show up in the PDF viewer and jump to the section I was working on?

1) Have the `main.tex' as the active window in TeXMaker.

2) Select from the top menu bar, `Options`, and then `Make Current Document the Master Document`

3) Then just compile with any window active and your main document will compile

CAUTION: This choice remains in effect until it is reversed at the place as 2). This means if you open a new file and attempt to compile even in another directory it will continue to use this Master Document. Also this does not persist after you close TeXmaker and restart it.

• @touhami Thanks, fixed it. The last time I was using TeXmaker for multifile documents, it had that feature or bug:) – R. Schumacher Jul 10 '15 at 23:25