Questions tagged [auxiliary-files]

{auxiliary-files} is about files generated and read by LaTeX and packages which hold auxiliary information about the document.

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Continuing Custom Build After Error in TeXMaker

I have created the following custom Quick Build command in Texmaker pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex --aux-directory=auxfiles/| xcopy auxfiles\%.log /Y The intention is that it ...
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Extracting variables from an auxiliary file

I would like to use an auxiliary file to read and write some information. Context In this case, I am using this auxiliary file to record the widths used in the footnote formatting. Indeed, I want my ...
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How to automatically generate data summary at the beginning of the document?

Within my report I want do define several structural damages and I want to automatically generate a summary table at the beginning of the document. Here is an example of how far I have come so far and ...
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Combine .tex file with .aux files to produce a single self-contained .tex file

I have submitted a paper to PLoS Computational Biology and it has been accepted. The paper has three supporting text pieces, which PLOSCB requires to be separate files. So, I split my paper into four ...
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Automatically compiling asymptote on vim, with .asy files in another directory?

I am currently using latex on vim with the vimtex plugin (with mac big sur os), and there are two features I would like to have: Asymptote compiles automatically when I compile latex All auxiliary ...
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Using aux-directory when you need the output

Several latex distributions have options to put aux files in a separate directory using a -aux_directory command-line option. I use Texpad, so I have a "hide intermediate files" option that ...
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How to prevent `aux` file from generating invalid characters?

I’m trying to display a table with: Two columns of mathematical expressions One column for the equation labels Using tabularx I mostly followed what I saw here However, it’s still giving me trouble. ...
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Write exercises outline to a text file

I have a document that uses the exercise package. And I would like to produce an auxiliary file that contains the outline of the exercises and questions. The file will be processed by an external tool ...
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How can I enforce creation of *.aux files?

I want to write a thesis using subfiles and xr for external references. I use subfiles because that allows me to compile chapters separately without having to compile the whole thesis. My problem is ...
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miktex update causes issues “go to source/pdf” in TeXstudio

The most recent MiKTeX update 21.6 resolves an issue involving the aux directory that seems to have changed the behavior of -aux-directory=<filename> to place the .synctex.gz files in the ...
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Is it possible to externalize TikZ pictures in combination with pythontex?

I'm trying to externalize tikz pictures that are produced inside a pysub environment (from the pythontex package). The different compilation steps i'm using here are : Lualatex Pythontex Lualatex If ...
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Is it possible to customize the folder for all latex generated files?

I use kile on Ubuntu to compile my tex files. There are a bunch of files *.vrb, *.toc, *.out, etc. that are generated in the process. Is it possible to customize the settings so that all such files go ...
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Text line error

My tex file (chapter2 in particular) crashed and somehow the tex file is not compilable anymore! The affected chapter2 in the tex file won't even display any code, it's blank, it's showing some pink ...
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Exclude total page count

First two page contain some title page image it should not count as part of first page count and also exclude in total page count. Is that possible to update through .aux file? filenamenew_pgcount.xml ...
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Keep the aux, fls and log files or not?

I have a C program generating a .tex file. Then afterwards the C# program runs Pdflatex to compile to pdf and generates an .aux , .fls and a .log file. The tex file is different (in priciple) each ...
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Page number export in Aux file

Need to export in separate file to getting First & Last page number and Total pagecount using aux file, Please find MWE file as below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[...
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What are the basic LaTeX tools at CTAN for managing hyperlinks between two LaTeX PDF files?

My interest is to learn about available tools, including success stories. Admittedly, some tools at CTAN are maintained and others not. Not requested is a solution to the problem outlined below. The ...
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\newtotcounter with macro inside definition

I tried to define \newtotcounters (from totcount package) procedurally, as bar\thefoo where foo is another counter (details in MWE below). However, only the last \newtotcounter works as intended, ...
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Use the final value at the beginning of the document using readarray or arrayjobx

Is there any way using readarray or arrayjobx package to display the final value before it is set? The following snippet is able to set the value of the array to whatever number you specify, but I ...
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Compiling with latexmk; prompted to “Please type another output file name”

I'm currently trying to get my thesis to compile with latexmk. I am running WSL (Ubuntu 18.04) on a Windows 10 Machine. My file structure is as follows: +-- build/ +-- src/ | +-- 01_intro.tex | +...
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how to create “aux” directory to store auxilary files with pdflatex?

Currently I use TexStudio, with the command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -output-directory=./aux/ "paper".tex which works fine to compile and put all auxilary files in the ...
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How can I add a \hline on a macro created table

I'm trying to create a table dynamically by adding rows to it. The idea is that the table has to be used/created before the rows are appended using a macro. I modified the method described here In ...
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Latex and file management: chained \include{…} and reference to active directory

For each chapter of a document I am working on I have a separate folder, and all folders are contained in a common superfolder, together with a file main.tex which should put them all together. ...
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Starting page number getting in .aux file

How to get starting pagenumber getting in .aux file? we have option to get lastpage number using "lastpage.sty" to print in .log file, we need same way to get first page number via .aux file?...
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change folder for all auxiliary files

I'd like to know how I can save all the files created during compilation in a subfolder of the same name as the file. So I'd like to get: myfile.tex myfile.pdf myfile/ (containing *.aux, *.log, *....
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Passing a file path as an argument in a command

I’m trying to pass a file path as an argument to a command. I’m using lualatex and I can’t quite figure out how to get it to work. The new command I defined is: \newcommand{\ScoreWithTranslation}[2] ...
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Display number of sections at the beginning of a chapter

My goal is to display the number of sections the chapter contains, at the beginning of every chapter. Currently, my idea is to store in the aux file the value of the section counter at the end of ...
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Ask LuaLaTeX to ignore an active catcode previously written into aux file by pdflatex

I'm writing a package that loads babel and which users might run under either pdflatex or lualatex. When babel's french option is loaded, ":" is made active; and pdflatex writes the ...
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Save a version of .aux file

I want to use a specific version of the .aux file. So I want to save this version for an eventual use with the xr package. Is there a way to do this task ? Note that the origin of this problem is from ...
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Problem writing aux file in relative referenced directory [duplicate]

In the question Problem writing aux file asked about the problems I encountered due to an update of my MiKTeX distribution, but didn't take the time (at that moment) to create a MWE, so it didn't ...
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Problem writing aux file

Upon the risk of being down voted as no MWE is present, but at the moment just trying to get some pointers. I updated my MiKTeX installation to the newest available version at the moment (MiKTeX-...
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If one is using a *.cls that requires a graphic file, where should the auxiliary files be so that it works?

I am using the *.cls files from the "Frontiers in *" Scientific Journals. They have their own classes and templates and examples. I put the *cls files in my texmf directory and did the ...
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Warning in REVTeX 4.2 for references to an external document: “… has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one”

First, I build the following external document, ExternalDoc.tex file, 3+ times. \documentclass[prl,aps,10pt]{revtex4-2} \usepackage{amsthm} \theoremstyle{definition} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \...
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TexStudio cant find .aux file

I am new to LaTeX offline compilers and editors (I used Overleaf before, so with LaTeX language itself - I am pretty comfortable). I am unable to make simple glossary. I use TexStudio and TexLive. ...
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Texpad Live Vs. MacTeX Vs. MikTeX compiler differences (output files)

I am struggling with following: I work on a larger collection in LaTeX, which includes around 30 different papers. I am used to work on macOS (Texpad - currently using live compiler), hence compiling ...
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How do I create a folder for auxiliary files in Miktex using an Ubuntu distribution?

I would like to create a folder to place the files: .out; .aux, etc. for Ubuntu. I used --output-directory=dir in PdfLatex, but don't work.
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File extension *.pag when compiling document with pdflatex and bibtex

I'm compiling my document with pdflatex and bibtex, using the following command: pdflatex main && bibtex main && pdflatex main && pdflatex main This generated a couple of ...
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Bibtex compilation error

I'm having trouble getting citations to work, apparently because of errors when I try to compile the bibliography. When I compile and build the PDF, the footnotes appear but they just appear as the ...
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no .fls file generated

I currently use pdflatex under texmaker and I don't see a .fls file when compiling anyone know how to fix this? p.s. if anyone knows a simple way to find unused images I would also be interested.
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Should I version control the .fls file?

I have ommited the following files from my Latex repo. *.aux *.glo *.idx *.log *.toc *.ist *.acn *.acr *.alg *.bbl *.blg *.dvi *.glg *.gls *.ilg *.ind *.lof *.lot *.maf *.mtc *.mtc1 *.out I see my ...
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How can the filecontents environment be used with a build directory?

Having updated an old template for a paper I wanted also to clean up the way the document gets built by having a dedicated build directory. Using TexStudio it works (mostly) by changing: pdflatex.exe -...
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Debugging error message: File ended while scanning use of @ newl@bel

I've done something to my .tex file that is resulting in the following error: File ended while scanning use of @ newl@bel. \par 1.137 \begin{document} This happens even when all the content is ...
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How to reread/reiterate an external helper file using \@starttoc?

I have the issue that I want to create a package/class that collects some data throughout the document processing. This data needs to be stored in a helper file to save for later runs. I found that I ...
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What are *.ist, *.ptc and *.bcf files used for?

I am trying to clean up my LaTeX project source before uploading it to a versioning system, and there are a couple files that I'm not sure if I need to upload. Obvisouly, I don't need to track .pdf, ....
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Hide environment but keep labels for cross-referencing

I'd like to do something that is very similar to what is asked for (and answered) here: Hiding an environment but keeping equation labels and their numbers inside, but I'd like to go one step further. ...
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Enregistrer dans un fichier annexe dans une classe perso, à l'aide de \AtBeginDocument et \AtEndDocument

Bonjour, Je cherche à mettre en place une classe me permettant de taper un document à la fois prof (complet) et élèves (avec des trous) qui se différencie à l'aide d'un booléen ifprof. Mes macro et ...
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I can't find file `.aux'

I have a Tex file that I am able to compile using TeXnicCenter with no issues on my local computer. I also need to compile it on the server that runs on Linux, and my experience with Linux is limited. ...
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Displaying a counter that is computed later [duplicate]

Most probably a trivial question for you: I have a counter \thetotalnoexercices that I compute while compiling my book, but I want to refer to it in the introduction ("This book contains ... ...
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How does PythonTeX work precisely “under the hood”?

PythonTeX requires for correct typesetting code and its output at least 3 step compilation: (lua/pdf/xe)latex pythontex (lua/pdf/xe)latex On Windows 10, the first run creates (among others) file \...
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compiled PDF suddenly broken [closed]

I've been writing on a document for weeks without problems, now suddenly the compiled pdf has pages missing, SOME fonts in titles and formulas are weird (not all), pictures have random colored bars at ...

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