> At 23:02 +0200 2001/08/30, Reinhard Kotucha wrote: > > > I make use of a feature that in a project that consists of > > > several files allows me to compile each LaTeX file individually, > > > thus saving some compilation time while writing the > > > manuscript. I think such a system might be useful for inclusion > > > in LaTeX3. > > > >Doesn't \includeonly do what you want? The only problem I see is that > >\include starts each included file on a new page, which is annoying if > >this behaviour is not desired. > > No: If I have a main file, then \include and \includeonly controls what > should be in the main document. By my system, I may have a main document > which is not altered while I write on additions: sigh. all this stuff is covered in immensely many faqs -- did you ever try looking? i do something similar to what you seem to want using includex (in macros/latex/contrib/supported/frankenstein/unsupported on ctan), but you really might try reading http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=conditional+multidoc 2 answers, either of which offers tools that could be coerced to provide the sort of thing you want.