Forgive my candid question, I am probably missing a whole philosophical idea here...
How can I handle to change names in my very large document (~1000 sub documents) to prevent errors ?
For instance, my
TikZpoorNamediagram.tex ( I have plenty of them) could be used 2 or three times in different parts of the document. If I decide (as a legit cleaning process) to rename it
Diagram.tikz, here comes the mess.
As mentioned so many times (like here), the question of splitting and naming
.tex and folders (
chapter1, chapter1/images/ ...) the right way are crucial, especially for very large documents. It requires to be rigorous and follow the same logic.
However, I underestimated how key it was when I started to write, and courses after courses I accumulated 1000 files, poorly named, but I end up with a long document in which it takes ages to find and correct my errors.
I use the
snapshot package and it generates an extremely useful
.dep(endency) file (here, here) containing all the files and packages related to the
bundledoc seems to be the only case to use this
I keep track on an excel spreadsheet (a bad word here) but how could I get more out of
.dep to actually manage name changing in my project ?
I am not a programmer but how could I have more balance between the flexibility of the file system based on names and the one of a Database where indexing is different.
PS : I use TexMaker on windows.