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How to compile input files separately from the main file [duplicate]

I have a main document with lots of tikz pictures, which happens to be added from different directories within the main directory by using the 'input' and 'figure' commands. There are also some other ...
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How to speed up LaTeX compilation with several TikZ pictures?

The slowest part is a dozen of diagrams in TikZ.
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A good tool to make electronic schematics and export them vectorially?

I have to make a relative simple diagram and import it to latex vectorially. What would you recommend me to do this? This question might not be best asked here, but I suspect a lot of you have ...
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What do people use for modifying figures?

I usually create figures for my articles in Matlab: various plots of numerical and analytical solutions. One thing that I don't like about it is that the font is different in the figure and in the ...
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Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing TikZ graphics). In addition, I would like ...
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How to externalize TikZ pictures

I have an article with many TikZ pictures. In order to make the code more clear and to save compilation time, I want to remove the TikZ code from the main document. I read that this is possible with ...
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Automagically externalising PSTricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few PSTricks and TikZ pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally for ...
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What was the right way to draw this image?

I appreciate the fact that LaTeX is WYSIWYW but overtime I am questioning myself wether the idea of WYSIWYW for pure graphics is still reasonable. Today it took me more than one hour to realize the ...
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Question regarding pgfplots externalize

For the sake of speed and potential file size errors I have been trying to set up the externalization of pgfplots/tikz for my figures including/excluding luatex. I have the following question which ...
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subimport issues: tikz/addplot

I am using subimport to include .tex chunks from different folders. Everything except my tikz figures seems to work fine. Here is a minimum working example: organization: main.tex > Folder1 >...
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How to make LuaLateX faster? [closed]

There have been several ideas to improve the speed of PDFLaTeX. Script to automate externalizing TikZ graphics Ultrafast PDFLaTeX with precompiling and many more... Which additional tricks improve ...
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Converting pgfplots usage to includegraphics (cannot use -shell-escape)

I am uploading a paper to arxiv, which does not allow the use of shell-escape. Currently my paper uses pgfplots as in the following MWE: temp.tex ---------------------------- \documentclass{article} ...
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Standalone vs IEEEtran [duplicate]

I have a figure to be used in an IEEE conference paper. I have written the tikz code in separate file (fig.tex) as illustrated below \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Crop page completely

I display some nearly full page tikz(square BB's) and would like to crop the page to the image in the pdf because there is a lot of wasted space that reduces ability to show the image in higher detail....