[OS X TeX] "file not found"

John Collins jcc8 at psu.edu
Thu Aug 9 13:17:07 CEST 2018

Or enclose the file name in double quotes:

    \input{"first section"}


    \input"first section"

John Collins

On 8/9/18 3:26 AM, Giovanni Dore wrote:
> Choose a name without spaces for the file you \input.
> Giovanni Dore
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> *Da:* MacOSX-TeX <macosx-tex-bounces at email.esm.psu.edu> per conto di 
> Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu>
> *Inviato:* giovedì 9 agosto 2018 05:39
> *A:* TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List
> *Oggetto:* [OS X TeX] "file not found"
> I am running into a confounding problem.  I wanted to build a source 
> file for a paper by inputting separate sections into a master file (ie, 
> in masterfile.tex, have a line “\input{section}”, and creating 
> separately a file
> section.tex).
> I think I have done this successfully before.  This time, the first 
> input worked.  Then I tried to input into the section the contents of a 
> file subsection.tex, in the same way—that is, via a command 
> “\input{subsection}”.  (Note that all three are in the same folder).
> I got an error “ Latex error: can’t find file subsection.tex”.
> So I tried instead, in masterfile.tex, to follow the first command 
> \input{section} with a second command \input{subsection}.  Same error 
> message.
> The file names I initially worked with are different, but that is the 
> essence of the problem.
> So I tried to create a “minimal example”.  Here are two files, sitting 
> in the same folder:
> l
> InputTest has just a standard latex template, followed by “\input{first 
> section}”.
> Trying to compile this, I get the error message “can’t find file first 
> section.tex”.  (that is, this time even the first input doesn’t work) 
>   Here is the log file:
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