separate child-documents?

Guenter Milde milde at
Mon Sep 28 12:35:39 UTC 2020

On 2020-09-25, M.B. Schiekel wrote:


> thank you for your comments. What is my actual issue?
> Some time ago I've uploaded a 800 p. LyX-generated PDF-file as an
> OpenAccess document to our uni-server. And now I'm writing
> an new separate appendix to this document and in this appendix I want
> references to many formula of my published 800 p. PDF-document.
> So I tried the Master-Child feature but in the separate compiled child
> the references are not available.

Yes, this is not the use case for Master/Child.

> If LyX doesn't support such an application I see only the possibility of
> creating the 50 p. appendix in the 800 p. master document and then
> cropping the 800 p. with a PDF-editor, because I cannot upload for each
> new appendix a new edition of the big PDF.
> But maybe there is a better way to handle this :-)

It should work with "includeonly" if you have a Master document that includes
the existing documents source(s) + the new appendix.
After a first run which includes all sources (to get the references right),
you may exclude the main document and re-compile.

However, I would rather print the last 50 pages of the combined document to
a file and upload this.

In any case, you may have to add some advanced LaTeX code to restart the
page numbers etc. or live with the appendix document starting at 801.


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