I need many lines in my org-export latex header.

``````#+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[main=british,polutonikogreek]{babel}
#+LATEX_HEADER: \newcount\instr \instr=1 % hide/show instructions
``````

Is there an alternative to putting `#+LATEX_HEADER` in front of each?

• Your problem is not related with the tile of the question. – Dox Jan 26 '17 at 14:29
• If you prefer, write all of the preamble in an external file, say `header.tex`, and then call it like `#+latex_header: /path/to/header.tex`. – Dox Jan 26 '17 at 14:31

A possible solution is to write a file with the LaTeX preamble, like

``````%% This is the file MyTeXHeader.tex
\usepackage[main=british,polutonikogreek]{babel}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{hanging}
\setmainfont{ebgaramond}[Contextuals=Alternate]
\newcount\instr \instr=1 % hide/show instructions
\babelhyphenation[british]{philo-sophy}
``````

and then use a single call of `#+latex_header` in your org file

``````#+title: A shortcut in my LaTeX header
#+author: Stan Lee
• I had to do `#+latex_header: \input preamble` – Toothrot Jan 29 '17 at 19:35
• This is very helpful, because you can easily play with the headerfile without reloading your .emacs every time plus you can comment out lines in the header file! Commenting out in the .emacs may or may not work with `%`, however, the usual `;` inside the LaTeX header causes strange effects. – Keks Dose Aug 23 '20 at 12:15