Questions tagged [typein]

{typein} is for questions related to the `\typein` command, which allows the user to read in a command from the terminal at compilation time.

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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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Thesis using MIT template using \typein to address other files

I'm typesetting a thesis using the MIT thesis template. There was a prior question asked before here: https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/97109/revisions \typein [\files]{all} \def\all{} ...
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\typein and user-friendliness: how can I prevent errors from occurring if the user presses arrow keys or delete?

I'm writing a document for my friend Sir Galahad to compile, and I'm using \typein to customize it: I'll give him the file bridge.tex, he will run pdflatex bridge.tex, and during compilation the ...
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Interactive macro with \typein

I would like to allow the user to interact with the document at compilation time, for example to choose the color of hyperlinks. For that, I created a new if and used \typein like in the following ...
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incompatibilities between LuaLaTeX and \typein ?

The following ecm compiles fine with LaTeX and XeLaTeX, but doesn't work with LuaLaTeX : \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} \typein{test} \end{document} And here is the error : Invalid \...