# Re: howto copy external material to lyx working directory

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Manveru <manv...@manveru.pl> wrote:

> 2009/11/4 Rainer M Krug <r.m.k...@gmail.com>:
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Manveru <manv...@manveru.pl> wrote:
> >>
> >> 2009/11/1 Egon Alter <egon.al...@gmx.net>:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I like to use the pdfx package which needs some external files (icc
> >> > profile,
> >> > xmpdata file) in the lyx_tmpbuf folder. The filenames are hardcoded.
> How
> >> > can
> >> > tell lyx to copy these files to the tmpbuf folder before compiling?
> >> >
> >> > thanks
> >>
> >> Oh yes, I was thinking about such feature couple of times when people
> >> requests some additional files in latex process through LyX. So
> >> customized copier option could be added to document settings allowing
> >> user to select files which he wants to be copied to temp dir for
> >> processing. This could be a feature request.
> >
> > A user defined copier definitely works, but I think that in the Document
> --
> > Settings dialog, there should be an additional section named "Files to
> > copy", in which one can select files which should be also copied into the
> > tmpbuf folder. This would make the whole process much easier to handle.
> >
> > Rainer
>
> I would even see a possibility to define list of files to copy and
> additionally use and placeholder everywhere you want use such file

Yes - a list which can also include wildcards - that would be optimal.

> - I mean mainly user defined preamble and ERTs.
>

sorry - you lost me here.

I am using an external preamble (preamble.tex) which is in the same
directory as the LyX file, and which is included in the lyx file with

\input{preamble.tex}

in the LyX preamble. This is NOT copied automatically, but works, as in the
resulting LaTeX document,

\def\in...@path{{/PATH/TO/DIRECTORY/WITH/test.lyx}}

That gives me an idea: is it possible to define a search path for LaTeX?
Then this one could be set to the LyX directory, and most things should
work.

But still: having the option of files to be copied would be also useful for
Sweave, which use data files to be analysed.

Rainer

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