# [Tex/LaTex] Using \import correctly

external filesimport

I've got a main-file which includes the preamble. I then use \import to put together all chapters of my final document. When saving the main-file in another directory than the chapter-files I get the message:

! LaTeX Error: File GDP.tex' not found.


Isn't the idea of \import to import files from different directories? Is there maybe something wrong with my code?

...
\begin{document}

\maketitle
\tableofcontents

\import{/Users/john/Documents/Uni/Studienarbeit/Latex/Kapitel/GDP}{Methodology}
\import{/Users/john/Documents/Uni/Studienarbeit/Latex/Kapitel/GDP}{GDP}

\end{document}


When using the import package (which provides the \import command), you must ensure that the path argument includes the trailing slash /. So you need to do:
\import{/Users/john/Documents/Uni/Studienarbeit/Latex/Kapitel/GDP/}{GDP}

Note the / at the end of the path.
As others have noted in the comments, it's usually better to use the \include command for this kind of thing, although the import` package does have some interesting capabilities for relative names within the included documents. See Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include for an example.