# [OS X TeX] Re: Referencing to figure in another document

Shahriar Anwar anwar at asu.edu
Wed Feb 23 08:16:00 CET 2011

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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:33:51 -0700
From: Shahriar Anwar <anwar at asu.edu>
Subject: [OS X TeX] Referencing to figure in another document
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Dear LaTeX Community,

I am writing a manuscript using the memoir class. The different chapters ( .tex files) of the manuscript are entered in the main document with the command \include{Path/ChapterName}. Now if I have a figure in Chapter2 (\label{fig:AGreatFigure}), say, and want to reference it from Chapter4, then how would I go about doing it?

I have tried \ref{fig:AGreatFigure} and \ref{Path/Chapter2/fig:AGreatFigure} and different variants of it in Chapter4, but upon compiling my main manuscript.tex file I get question marks (??) where I expect the proper referencing to be. Of course I have saved and compiled my documents several times but haven't figured out the solution.

Thanks for any help and suggestions.

Shahriar Anwar
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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:57:38 -0600
From: Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Referencing to figure in another document
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Howdy,

Have you compiled, and let the files produced remain, for the chapter you want to reference? Try compiling with everything included and then use the \includeonly in the root file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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Dear Herb,

Thanks for your suggestion. I made one mistake in describing my issues. I am actually using \input and not \include to add my chapters to my memoir document. So, I am not compiling my individual chapters as they lack any preamble other than \section{Chapter1}, etc. The problem that I am having is more like how do I refer to an equation, table, or figure in another chapter that is being inputted into my root memoir document?

Regards,

Shahriar