## Monday, March 07, 2011

### Split large LaTeX files

When your paper/report is getting too large it becomes a little complicated/frustrated to maintain it in one big file.

It's possible to split a big .tex file and setup a hierarchical file tree with a small portion of the text on each file.This is achieved using the \include directives.

There are three main LaTeX commands that manage multiple input files.

• \includeonly which specifies a list of files that will be included by the \include command. If this command exists and file in \include is not listed here, it will not be included
• \include as it's name says, it include a file in a new page. Used with \includeonly, it can include files selectively. Note: This command can't be nested
• It's equivalent to \clearpage \input{file} \clearpage
• \input This is the most simple include scheme and it is equivalent tot a plain C's #include