I am trying to separate a document into components then only include whole components, however one of the components contains an include tag for a tikz diagram and I am receiving: LaTeX Error: \include cannot be nested.

Is there any way that I can simply include the Tikz figure within that component, that will allow it to be included in the main document as is?

This is the set up:

a.tex (diagram)





  • Use \input rather than \include. \include is intended for e.g. complete chapters and cannot be nested. \input can be nested and can be used in \included files.
    – cfr
    Sep 30, 2016 at 11:31
  • @cfr perfect, thank you! Would you mind writing that out as the answer so that I can close this question?
    – Warosaurus
    Sep 30, 2016 at 11:34
  • It is actually a duplicate, so I've marked it appropriately ;).
    – cfr
    Sep 30, 2016 at 11:34


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