[texhax] include plain text file and process \cite

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Sep 10 22:58:05 CEST 2010

"Lepore, Bryan" <Bryan.Lepore at umassmed.edu>, 10.09.2010 16:47:52:
> i'd like to have latex read a .txt that contains many instances of \cite
> into a standard preamble i have, and then process the file with bibtex
> so the cite's come out right. it is mean to avoid having to edit the preamble every time.
> i tried packages alltt, verbatim, but is this futile since \cite will be interpreted verbatim?
> because its not working. tried simply \include{filename.txt} also.
> any other packages for this?

Sounds interesting, I'd like to understand it, while I don't. 
What do you mean by a preamble (of what? which file?) 
that must carry \cite commands?
To what effect do you edit that preamble?



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