# Blank input from Overleaf standalone

The following MWE gives me three pages of output in Overleaf.

Project semilog6655:

\documentclass[multi=false,pstricks=true]{standalone}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\include{TECcolors}
\usepackage{pst-plot}
\begin{document}
\begin{pspicture}(-5.4,-5)(5.4,5.4)
\psgrid[
gridcolor=TECaubergine,
subgridcolor=TECaubergine,
gridlabels=0
](-5,-5)(5,5)
\psaxes[
linecolor=TECsennepsgul,
linewidth=2pt,
Dy=1,
ylogBase=10,
Oy=0
]
{->}(0,0)(-5.4,-5)(5.4,5.4)
\end{pspicture}
\end{document}


The two first pages are unintentionally blank while the third page shows the desired graphics.

Correspondingly, I get a blank box (or am I expressing , when I import the file into some other project:

\includegraphics[width=5cm]{semilog6655.pdf}


The same output, I get from the following command:

\includegraphics[width=5cm]{semilog6655}

• Unnecessary % is distracting. – Artificial Stupidity Dec 18 '17 at 21:51
• I use % sign routinely to signal extension of a command across lines. Would that be considered bad style? – Engelsmann Dec 18 '17 at 22:33
• You can separate key-value pairs across lines without %. Using many unnecessary % is not a good style. – Artificial Stupidity Dec 18 '17 at 23:08
• Point taken, edited – Engelsmann Dec 18 '17 at 23:33
• @Engelsmann: it is not a bad style using the %. They are superflous in this case, but not in other cases! – user2478 Dec 19 '17 at 7:52

Use

\input{TECcolors}


and not

\include{TECcolors}


See When should I use \input vs. \include? for the differences.

Using \include there actually gives an error

! Undefined control sequence.
\set@color ->\special {color push \current@color
}\aftergroup \reset@color
l.8 \include{TECcolors}

?


which Overleaf for some reason doesn't report.

Regarding the last part, if you include a multi-page PDF with \includegraphics, you get the first page by default I think. You can change which page to include, e.g.

\includegraphics[width=5cm,page=3]{semilog6655}


to get the third page. (If you don't specify the extension, LaTeX has a list of extensions it tries, I don't know the order, but PDF is certainly among them.)