[OS X TeX] !TEX root

Schremmer Alain Schremmer.Alain at freemathtexts.org
Sat Sep 9 10:28:56 EDT 2023

1. Sorry to be so late: my Mac died and then gmail would not deal with my freemathtexts mail anymore. All is fixed now but it took well over a month.
2. You are correct: "you have to enter manually in each of the _copy_ files 1.tex. 2.tex. ... , the number of pages up to and including the last page of the preceding chapter."
3. I have used this “approach” for twenty years and I don’t recall having been much inconvenienced by this shortcoming, probably because you can always see the correct page number in the pdf of the whole book.
 4. Thus, it might perhaps be feasible to do it automatically but my knowledge of latex is extremely limited and I cannot even dream of how this might be done.

Apologetic regards

> On Aug 4, 2023, at 6:11 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems you have to enter manually in each of the _copy_ files 1.tex. 2.tex. ... , the number of pages up to and including the last page of the preceding chapter. So then if you edit a prior chapter, you have to go back and change the value of "number" in each of the _copy_ files of the following chapters.
> Is there some nice way to update the number-of-pages-up-to-now values automatically whenever you process a preceding chapter?
>> On Jul 16, 2023, at 2:28 PM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at freemathtexts.org> wrote:
>> As far as that goes, I prefer my own, simple minded, approach: 
>> In the whole book folder, there is only
>> — a folder that contains the graphics in the format of the graphics app.
>> — a folder that contains the pdfs thereof to be included in the text.
>> — a folder “StyleSheets” that contains the Preamble, the GraphicPaths, and such files as definitions of tcolorboxes.
>> —a folder that contains:
>> 		—a folder called Text-contents that contains the files called 1.tex, 2.tex … containing the text of each chapter, 
>> 			    Each of these text files consists of:
>> 		%!TEX root = ../\jobname.tex 
>> 		%!TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk 
>> 		\chapter{The Name Of The Chapter}
>> 		\ChapterToc
>> 		Followed by the text of the chapter.	
>> —for each of the above text files, a copy, also called 1.tex, 2.tex …, of the single following file:
>> 		% !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk \documentclass[11pt]{book} 
>> 		\usepackage{../StyleSheets/Preamble} 	
>> 		\usepackage{../StyleSheets/GraphicsPaths} 
>> 		\begin{document}
>> 		\addtocounter{chapter}{\jobname-1} (To get the Chapter Number the same as in the whole book.)
>> 		\addtocounter{page}{number} (To keep the pages numbers the same as in the whole book.)
>> 		\input{Text-contents/\jobname}
>> 		\printindex
>> 		\end{document}
>> 	—a single file for the whole book which consists of:
>> 				% !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk  
>> 				\documentclass[11pt]{book} 
>> 				\usepackage{../StyleSheets/Preamble}
>> 				\usepackage{../StyleSheets/GraphicsPaths}
>> 				\begin{document}
>> 				         \toc
>> 					 \input{Text-contents/1}
>> 					 \input{Text-contents/2}
>> 					...
>> 					\printindex
>> 				\end{document}
>> So, the only files I actually open to work are the text file(s). 
>> Clicking on either one of the two tex files for a chapter will open both together with the pdf of that chapter so I "can edit and typeset the subfiles by themselves” which indeed “can be much faster and is better for your own mental focus.” and “Of course [I] can also typeset the entire document” by typesetting that single file for the whole book.
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