# [OS X TeX] referencing external documents with xr

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Fri Sep 11 16:13:35 EDT 2009

Will the use of \graphicspath help? It comes with the graphics package.

Alan

On 12/09/2009, at 1:05 AM, <peter.frings at agfa.com> wrote:

> Good afternoon all,
>
> I was trying to find a way to refer to sections, figures, etc. in
> external document, and stumbled upon the hyper-xr package. However,
> I'm having a problem with it that I cannot figure out by myself...
>
> The problem is that the link to the external file uses the same path
> as the one specified in the \externaldocument directive.
>
> In our system, we have many (PDF) documents, available to all co-
> workers, in a single, source-controlled folder. The .tex and other
> files (images, ...) for each of these documents live in a separate
> subtree, with a subfolder per document
>
> Ex:
> .../proposals/abc.pdf
> .../proposals/def.pdf
> .../proposals/gih.pdf
>
> .../proposals-src/abc/abc.tex + other files
> .../proposals-src/def/def.tex + other files
> .../proposals-src/gih/gih.tex + other files
>
> You see it coming, right?
>
>
> When writing the documents in the proposals-src tree, I add e.g., in
> abc.tex:
>
> \externaldocument[def/]{../def/def}
> ...
> \ref{def/section1}
> ...
>
>
> Sure enough, when working on the document in the src tree, the link
> in the resulting abc.pdf file properly links to proposals/def/
> def.pdf and opens it when clicked. However, when I move it to it's
> final folder and check it in, the link no longer works: it tries to
> access document "../def/def.pdf", which is of course not there.
>
>
> So, finally, my question: is there a way to make this work, one way
> or another, preferably without changing the structure of the  src
> and final trees?
>
> Thanks,
> Peter.
>
>
>
>
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