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Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Tue Jan 27 20:30:32 EST 2015

Hi Murray,

On 22Jan2015, at 2:01 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22 Jan 2015 11:34:36 -0700, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> wrote:
>> On 30Dec2014, at 10:55 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
>>> For me, breaking into chunks (actually, sections of chapters) helps me organize my work.  I don't use \include, just a master file with lots of \input commands.
>> <<snip>>
>> What?s the advantage of using \input as opposed to \include?
> Actually, I think the advantage is to using \include: Then for a main document that includes many "subdocuments", e.g., chapters in a book, you can from the main .tex source with whatever you want in the preamble, use \includeonly to selectively process only what you're currently working on.

The above description is the style that I’ve been using for a long time, but  I see now how \input can be gainfully applied.

> In fact, it's not hard to whip up a macro so that when you tex the main document, it prompts you to type in which of the subdocuments to include for the run!

In view of the simplicity of modifying the list of `active’ subdocuments, do you find the `macro’ you allude to advantageous?

don green dragon
fergdc at shaw.ca

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