### LaTeX import

Problem: You need to break up a large LaTeX document into smaller files (eg. chapters) each in its own folder with figures. LaTeX `include` requires you to specify the path of the figures with respect to the main tex document, rather than the subdocument  which is illogical.

Solution: Use the import package and instead of \include{dir/file}, use \import{dir/}{file} which will handle subdirectories.

### Flowing text in inkscape (Poster making)

You can flow text into arbitrary shapes in inkscape. (From a hint here).

You simply create a text box, type your text into it, create a frame with some drawing tool, select both the text box and the frame (click and shift) and then go to text->flow into frame.

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