[texhax] \include{Chapter1} does not work

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 16:07:37 CEST 2011

** Adolf Giger [2011-10-14 15:45:50 -0400]:

> Hi,
> I have tried everything  in LaTeX (2010) to make \include{Chapter1} and the
> corresponding \includeonly{Chapter1} work as intended. I can see that a
> Chapter1.aux file is generated but not the Chapter1.tex file. In the log
> file it actually sais "No file Chapter1.tex"
> This missing Chapter1.tex may be the reason for my problem, but I have not
> been able to make it appear.
> Also, I tried to make a .sty file of my "book" folder (which contains the
> source files book.tex, book.log etc.,  but usepackage{book} came up with an
> error.
> I know I am imposing on you, but after many days of struggling, I decided to
> write this e-mail.
> I would be very greatful for any help. The \includeonly command would be
> quite time-saving in the writing of my book.
> Adolf Giger, Groveland, MA

Please, provide minimal working and not-working examples. From your
description I can't understand what do you want.

P.S. If I were you I would do following:

1. create a "main" file,

<file name="main.ltx">



\include{intro} %%% Introduction file, intro.tex

\include{sec1}  %%% First section, file `sec1.tex'


2. Create all necessary "parts":

<file name="intro.tex">
This is the Introduction.

<file name="sec1.tex">
This is First Section.

All three files live in one directory, say `big_article'
            +----------- main.ltx
            +----------- intro.tex
            +----------- sec1.tex

OT: I would prefer to use `ltx' extension for LaTeX files but `\include'
command assumes that file has extension `tex' if none was specified. As to
\input{}' command it assumes that file has `tex' extension if it is not

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