# [texhax] Creating a source with macros embedded

Mike B. mb78aa at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 06:32:05 CEST 2010

Hi All,

I use several files where I define abbreviations with \newcommand. I load these files at the preamble with
\input filea
\input fileb
etc.

Is it possible to transform a latex source file to have  all these macros embedded so I do not need to supply the abbreviations files?.

For example, assume I define in filea
\newcommand{myabbr}{sometext}

and my source code has
blah blah \myabbr blah blah

I would then obtain a new source code (with the macros replaced by their corresponding text)
blah blah sometext blah blah

so there is no need for to input the abbreviations files.

Thanks,
Mike.