I have a lot of chapters and sections inside chapters tex file. I want to make a separate folder for chapter and there put separate sections tex files. How I should do this? I am using report for now, so I am just \include all chapters files in maintex. I am thinking of changing everything to book, but I don't know will it look the same? Or maybe I could stay with report?

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book and report are the same in this respect, just continue to use \include for chapters and then \input the files with sections.

  • So you offer me to do something like: \include {chapter1} \input {section1} ?
    – Mantas
    Nov 23, 2015 at 13:47
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    @Mantas, no I would add the \input{section1} inside chapter1 (though I do not understand why people split chapters into smaller files).
    – daleif
    Nov 23, 2015 at 13:49
  • @Mantas as daleif says, the \input{section} needs to go into the chapter file at the point that you would otherwise have the section text Nov 23, 2015 at 13:59
  • @daleif I split it to smaller files, because I am writing c# program with multiple choices of options of which chapters/sections I want to put to my pdf.
    – Mantas
    Nov 23, 2015 at 14:07
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    @Mantas if the folders are in your input path just \input{filename} should work from anywhere, if not then \input{chapter-folder/filename} will work (input path is relative to the main file, even if the chapter is in a different folder). Nov 23, 2015 at 14:25

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