[Tugindia] specifying conditional statements

Sameer Grover sameer.grover.1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 20:08:00 CEST 2006

Try using \input{test.txt.tex} instead of \include{test.txt.tex}. This
should solve the blank page problem .

On 8/3/06, Alexander Nervedi <alexnerdy at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I just realized that I'd be making the same text a part of my dissertation
> as well as a part of seperate standalone chapters that I'd like to send
> out
> for review. So I thought this could be implemented by keep the text with
> latex commands in a file called test.txt.tex.  I could call this from
> another tex file say test.p.tex which would have the paper abstract and
> \include the test.txt.tex file and give me the compiled paper. I'd also
> have
> a third file called des.toc.tex which calls each of my chapters with, for
> example, \include{test.txt.tex}
> So far so good this works well. The only problem is that when compile the
> document des.toc.tex it leaves the page blank after I declare a chapter
> and
> start the contents of the paper test.txt.tex from the next page. I can get
> around this by having my chapter declaration in the test.txt.tex file and
> not the des.toc.tex file. The latter simply becomes a set of \include{}
> statements.
> However this option means that when I compile the paper test.p.tex I have
> a
> lame line giving the chapter name which doesn't work in the paper mode. I
> was wondering if there is a way I can pass a variable across files so that
> I
> could let the processor known the sequence in which it is opertating the
> file.
> Thus if i am compiling for the dissertation I could have a variable flag
> set
> to 1 so that when each chapter is processed the process would processor
> would check if flag == 1 and then print the chapter names. In case I am
> compiling the paper I could set the flag to 0 and then the processor
> wouldn't process the chapter command.
> I was wondering what the best was is to imple ment this.
> Alex.
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