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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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The right place and the right options for rerunfilecheck in the presence of many packages?

Let's consider an input file called main.tex with the following contents: \RequirePackage{ifthen} \RequirePackage{ifxetex,ifluatex} \newif\ifxetexorluatex \ifxetex \xetexorluatextrue \else \...
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language dependent citations and natbib

This is a question about how BibTeX and TeX interact. In this question: Apalike style several languages the OP asks for a way to get citation callouts with French in one part of the document, and ...
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Auxiliary files in subdirectory using TeXShop

Using TeXShop, I'd like to create a script that lets me specify the extensions (e.g. .aux, .log ecc..) whose corresponding files should be put in a separate directory. I frequently have 20+ files in ...
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Tutorial: Low-Level Basic Implementation of an Asynchronous Table of Contents?

Closely Related: - Mimicking LaTeX's "table of contents" functionality Using documentclass{minimal}, what is the shortest way to write a low-level asynchronous Table of Contents, (...
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Writing Cyrillic text to a file

could you explain, what is going on? I am using the latest MiKTeX 2.9.6960 64-bit version (installed just yesterday). I am trying to write some Cyrillic text to the separate file without using ...
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How to save boolean values into the aux file? (using e.g. etoolbox's toogles)

I want to use etoolbox's toggles to achieve the following: In the preamble a toggle is created, during typesetting the document its value might change and at the end I want to write the value to the ...
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How to use \ref to refer to a \label in another document?

I have two documents and am trying to use the package xr to create a reference, in the second document, to a \label in the first. But ?? appears in the PDF instead. How do I enable the second to see ...
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Why appears .log.fls etc when using TeX in the Atom editor? [duplicate]

So when i press control+option+b, there will appear so many weird files. And my question is that what are the functions of these files? Should i delete these files?
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Making subdirectories for each .tex document (with AUX files) but still access .bib file at higher directory

recently I have become annoyed by the number of auxiliary files that are created when I run LaTeX. I have read some threads about this, and I found out a relatively convenient solution for me is to ...
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Trying to render qrcodes in latex from multiple markdown files in a single pdf. The qrcode package inserts an empty qrcode at the start

I have multiple md files that each contain a different url in their yaml block: url: https://google.com these urls get parsed as inputs in a latex template where I use the qrcode package in order ...
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No aux file created

I wrote my master thesis on a different computer and now I want to compile using TexWorks (with pdflatex+makeindex+bibtex) as I did on the other PC. On the new PC no .aux files are created (in the ...
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Get path of (custom) auxiliary file when `-output-directory` flag is given to pdflatex

In short: Say the following is built using pdflatex -output-directory=tmp: \documentclass{article} \newwrite\fileHandle \immediate\openout\fileHandle=outfile.csv \immediate\write\fileHandle{hello ...
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What temp files generated by latex can I delete without risk? [duplicate]

My projectfolder consist of several 'real' files and is full of files I don't know. There are some cleaning procedures which deletes specified endings after a run but I am not sure which filetypes I ...
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kpfonts error with environ package and \write

Minimum Working Example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{kpfonts} \usepackage{environ} \makeatletter \AtBeginDocument{% \begingroup \newwrite\@bibmeta \immediate\openout\@...
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Warning in equation

I had inserted these equations: \begin{subequations} \begin{align} \rho(\bm{z}) = \bm{z}; \label{eq.:Rho(z)=z} \\ \bm{x}(\bm{z}) = \epsilon + (1 - \epsilon){\bm{z}}^p, ...
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Store chapter name from unincluded part (potentially in part's aux file)

I use \include to insert parts into a large document. Some of the parts contain chapter declarations, others only sections. I would like to make the current chapter name available in the daughter ...
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Auxiliary files - what does the file-extension '.fof' mean?

Pertaining exactly to the topic of this question which asks about the various auxiliary files produced by tex and friends, I'd like to ask specifically about the .fof file extension. If the main file ...
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How to tell TeXWorks where I put my aux files so it can remove them?

All my typsetting runs are done with pdflatex with the option -aux-directory=auxfiles. Now when TeXWorks detects a corrupt aux file it shows a remove-aux-files-dialog. However, it looks for the aux ...
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Latex3: Declare variable in aux file

My question is a follow-up to this question. I want to write variables to aux file and also declare them there because the number of variables varies and their csnames are defined in the document ...
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Bibtex citations: cannot run aux file [closed]

I have a problem to create citations in my text. I use Mac OS Sierra (10.12.6), TexMaker, and MacTex. I created the .bib file with all references, but when I put \cite{labelname}, it cannot run (I ...
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How to delete all aux-files from terminal?

Is there a command to delete all auxiliary files within the terminal without compiling the tex-file first? There is such an option for latexmk but then I have to build the pdf first. Edit Ok, I try ...
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Unwanted spaces in aux file

Suppose I want to write the following to the .aux-file \gdef\hello{\world\foobar} And I do it this way: \documentclass{article} \makeatletter \def\auxdef#1#2{ \immediate\write\@auxout{\string\...
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Generate BBL file and no other intermediate files?

I use Texpad, and typeset with intermediate files hidden. Since I use BibTeX for references, I periodically need to access the BBL file, for example to create a file containing the references that's ...
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block re-creation of specific auxiliary files

From time to time I'd like to temporarily disable the creation of some specific auxiliary file. Actual examples have been: At a late state of editing a document fixing something in the .toc-file ...
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What's making my file large?

I'm working on a document which incorporates a lot of figures and tables etc. The PDF file size is creeping up and up, to the point that github complains about it now too. I've already got a list of ...
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How to read a counter register from a file in Plain TeX?

I am a TeX user, and I would like to read a number from an auxiliary file in order to achieve things like: printing at the footing "page number X out of Total". I was trying to use the primitives ...
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What is spl file?

What is the (reason of) spl file created when using elsarticle class? It has zero size.
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acronym + subcaption: problems with acronyms in captions

I am trying to use the acronym package together with subcaption. However, even in figures where I am not using subcaptions, the acronyms don't work correctly. MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \...
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How to store data and use it for a tikz plot? Auxiliary file needed?

I have a command \mydatapoint which takes two arguments, x and y. It prints x and y in a specific format in my file. \newcommand{\mydatapoint}[2][]{ \textbf{#1} #2} Now I want to use these ...
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Acronyms, index “see” and auxiliary files

I'm using a few acronyms in my thesis, and I want them to appear in the alphabetical index as: ACR, see acronym acronym, iii, 5, 48 This is my code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \...
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How to obtain label pageref from AUX file?

I would like to read the pageref info for labels directly from the Aux file. It seems that for every label <label> there is a macro \r@<label> that contains all the information and is ...
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How to initialize the \numquestions value for the first run in exam class

I try to put the following \TheNumQuestions newcommand using the counter of questions in exam class, in this simple program: \documentclass[12pt]{exam} \newcommand\TheNumQuestions{\ifthenelse{\...
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I couldn't open file name`.blg'

When I BibTex compile my test.bib file using TexMaker I get an error that reads: "I couldn't open file name `test.aux'" and when I compile my .tex file using the sequence PdfLatex => Bib(la)tex => ...
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Simplest way to convert .bbl to an older format

I want to update my paper to arXiv, which includes a separate bibliography. Unfortunately, my local biblatex version is newer than the one used by arXiv. As a result, arXiv does not accept my .bbl ...
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Define global commands in aux file

I'm writing a long document and, to make my life easier, I like to define quantites I use as macros so that I just have to update them in one place when they change. For me, it makes sense to define ...
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Can a custom beamer theme be recovered from auxiliary files?

A custom beamertheme file used to specify many of the formatting details of a beamerposter document has been deleted/removed from my system. The large majority of files (.tex, .pdf, .aux, .txt, .bbl, ...
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TeXstudio Auxiliary Files Build Folder

I'm having issues setting up an auxiliary file folder. I have followed the instructions from several different threads but I'm still coming up with an error. Below is the commands I have set up (where ...
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\edef with accent breaks List of Tables [duplicate]

Foreword: I'm aware that I'm doing unusual stuff with LaTeX :P I noticed that when I use \edef in something that contains an unicode (non-ASCII) character, TeX not only expands the macros, but also ...
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Label last page in sequence of \includepdf commands

I am in a tricky situation. I am using NewEnviron to separate a handful of major parts of my document. Each part has its own numbering scheme and several environment-specific commands and settings. ...
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zlabel not recorded in aux file

I want to use zref to record page numbers, but with this code structure, labels are not recorded in the aux file. And I have no idea what I have missed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Natbib Error \providecommand\NAT@force@numbers{}\NAT@force@numbers

I have a problem with natbib and unsrtnat in compilation. The error is : Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations...mand\NAT@force@numbers{}\NAT@force@numbers The error is raised by ...
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Can I reuse entries in from a former console?

Hey I created a template document that asks the user for input to customize the document. The user inputs various entries into the TeXShop console. The LaTeX file uses those inputs throughout the ...
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Why can I not use \string to prevent the expansion of \csname?

When writing things to the aux file that should be expanded at the next runs \begin{document} call, expansion of those things must be canceled out. This can be done by preceding the active character (\...
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How can I compare a number stored in a csname macro with another number in TeX (\ifnum)?

Let's say I have a value stored in my aux using the csname syntax. Aux Contains \relax \expandafter\gdef \csname inputsectioncount@en-US\endcsname{0} This is correct, because I have not added any ...
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Automatically delete .aux file following an error

How can I have LaTeX automatically delete the .aux file following an error I made? I may have missed a } for example. Any error I make stops the compile. After I fix the error and re-run, LaTeX fails ...
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Why does the aux file initialize with a \relax?

In source2e (specifically ltfiles.dtx) under \document, the following definition is given: 34 \if@filesw 35 \immediate\openout\@mainaux\jobname.aux 36 \immediate\write\@mainaux{\relax}% 37 \fi In ...
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Undefined control sequence file aux \@wri

I have a cycling error with the aux file \relax \select@language{italian} \@writefile{toc}{\select@language{italian}} \@writefile{lof}{\select@language{italian}} \@writefile{lot}{\select@language{...
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Why the following files isn't produced when I run MiKTeX in my laptop?

Background I am trying to configure MiKTeX in my new laptop. For this purpose I have installed the MiKTeX in the laptop and then trying to run the documents that were in my old computer in this new ...
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Complete previous typeset when re-typesetting in TexShop

It is really annoying when a typesetting error happens in TexShop. It presents you a console and from there you can go to the error. After you fix the error you re-typeset and then boom — you are ...
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bibtex aux-files directory

Preamble: Setting the output directories TeX distros have the useful command line option --output-directory to create all output files in a specified directory. MikTeX provides an even more ...