# [texhax] Organizing A Big LaTeX File

David C. Walden dave at walden-family.com
Mon Mar 20 13:19:36 CET 2006

```At 08:48 PM 3/19/2006, Leung Ngai-Hang Zachary wrote:
>Oh, another question: do you place the source TeX files into a separate
>folder too, so you have something like this:

Leung,

For a 30 page document, I would not bother with separate files.
Even with a long document, I see little reason not to have all
the .tex files in the same folder.  I mostly use TeX for writing
many chapter books, and I make each 15-30 page chapter into a
separate file but have all the files in the same folder, where
it is easy to see them all at one time when I click on the folder.

I am sure other editors have similar capabilities, but I'll mention
WinEdt which I mostly use.  It can show all the names of \include
files in a little window to the left of the main editing window.
To move among the files, one just clicks on the name in the little
left window.  The editor also shows a list of declared labels, which
makes it easy to find something I want to cross reference.  The
combination of the editor's capabilities and \include and \includeonly
which we have already mentioned in this thread makes it very easy to
work with a big documents (e.g., hundreds of pages in my experience).

All,

I'd be interested in hearing about other editors that provide
capabilities that enable flexibly of moving among files equivalent
to that I described with WinEdt.  It this "curiosity query"