# [texhax] \input versus \include

Wed Feb 2 19:29:52 CET 2005

On Feb 2, 2005, at 12:11 PM, Browder, Tom wrote:

> First, is there any difference between the two commands (other than the
> ability to selective choose with \includeonly)?
>
> Lamport (1st ed.), on p. 76, implies that there is when he says, "The
> \include command has one feature that limits its usefulness: the
> included text always stars a new page...."
>
> But both commands seem to do that.

At a guess, you're \input ing a file which begins with a command which
starts a new page, say \chapter in a book class.

> So, is there any way to get around the new page when including a file?

Try this:

\documentclass{minimal}

\begin{document}

This is a test
\input{test}

Continuing the test.

\include{test}

\end{document}

test.tex should contain something like:
This is the file test.tex which can be either input or included.

William

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