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Hi I need to import a file.tex (I cannot move it from this folder) file from a different folder of the main file.

is it possible? how i should do?

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    \input{relative/path/to/the/other/folder/file.tex} Nov 4 '17 at 15:34
  • Welcome to TeX.SX!
    – Bobyandbob
    Nov 4 '17 at 15:37
  • It doesn't work! I'm using \input{C:/Users/Myname/Desktop/TESA_economics/SES/pluto.tex} The error is: !Missing $ inserted. <inserted tex> $ \input{C:/Users/Myname/Desktop/TESA_economics/SES/pluto.tex} Have you some idea?
    – Marc
    Nov 4 '17 at 15:40
  • Your problem is the space in your user name and also try to avoid special characters such as _ in your file or folder names. Try with a relative path. For example if your main file is in the folder TESA_economics: \input{./SES/pluto.tex} Nov 4 '17 at 15:44
  • @samcarter underscores in file names are not special and not a problem. Nov 4 '17 at 15:52
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First, use \usepackage{import}. Then, use \import{Path}{File.tex}. Inside the first braces, use the file path, eg. /Folder/OtherFolder/.../PackageFolder/. In the second one, put the file name(including extensions like .tex).

For example, if the file's relative path is /Parts/Project/file.tex, this is the MWE you would use.

\documentclass{...}
...
\usepackage{import}
...
\begin{document}
    ...
    \import{/Parts/Project/}{file.tex}
    ...
\end{document}

Note: I'm not sure if you use file extension. Try experimenting!

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  • Does this answer work for you? If it doesn't, could you please explain why and how I could improve it?
    – Someone
    Mar 31 '20 at 0:21
  • Maybe do ../Parts/Project/?
    – Someone
    Apr 16 '20 at 15:11

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