I'm inputting a file from within a master document (the WinEdt Project's Main file) named "MyDocument.tex" by using the \jobname command as per the MWE below.

% This is the file named "MyDocument.tex", from where I input 
% the file named "MyDocumentBody.tex" via \input{\jobname Body.tex}


\input{\jobname Body.tex}

The WinEdt Tree window displays a warning sign informing that the file named "\jobname Body.tex" cannot be found, which is otherwise located, and the corresponding WinEdt Tree TOC perfectly expanded, if I use the actual filename "MyDocumentBody.tex" (current expansion of \jobname).

Both files are in the same directory and the compilation runs smoothly nonetheless, so this is just about the WinEdt Tree.

Is it possible, and in the affirmative, how, to proceed inputting the file as I do and also have the file's TOC available in the WinEdt Tree window? Currently I'm still using WinEdt 8.0, so an answer working for this version would be most welcome.

  • 2
    The WinEdt Tree window doesn't know TeX and so it cannot expand \jobname.
    – egreg
    Aug 9, 2016 at 9:58
  • @egreg Nonetheless, I believe WinEdt may have its own resources to be customised and have it learn about some TeX commands in a similar way as it does with structural divisions, labels, etc.
    – Marcos
    Aug 9, 2016 at 10:02
  • @egreg Just for the record. You are actually right in your assertion, my point being that we can teach WinEdt on what to do when finding at least some fraction of TeX commands.
    – Marcos
    Aug 9, 2016 at 12:03

1 Answer 1


This is quite simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Show the "Options Interface" (Options -> Options Interface)

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  2. In the "Options Interface", double-click the "Input Directives" item (Input.ini gets opened)

  3. Locate the line


    and just after it insert the lines

                 "SubstituteInString('%!0',' ','',10,0);|];%!0"
  4. Press Shift+Ctrl+F9 to reload the file.

  5. Go to your document and press F5 to rebuild the tree.

Now your MyDocumentBody.tex file is collected in the "Tree" interface:

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  • This works with WinEdt 10.x (I've tried with a trial version). Nonetheless, with WinEdt 8.0 I get the warning "Numeric Expression in Range [0..9] expected" from ExeScript.edt. Could you possibly provide any hints about an amendment for 8.0?
    – Marcos
    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:59
  • @Marcos now it should work in any version >7. Aug 9, 2016 at 16:11
  • Now it works perfectly.
    – Marcos
    Aug 9, 2016 at 18:30

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