# Remove the qed symbol of only a proof environment, not everyone else

I have seen several posts on how to remove the qed symbol in a proof, but that affects all proof environments. I would like to know how to remove the qed symbol in a particular proof because I have a proof in another.

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If you write \phantom\qedhere anywhere in the proof the qed symbol disappears. But I don't know if it's the best way of doing that. –  Manuel Dec 25 '12 at 19:43
Certainly, this works, but I have a proof in another, produces an excessive vertical space to the next paragraph. –  Juan Quispe Dec 25 '12 at 20:03
That's why this is not optimal. You have to find where to put it with no problems manually. i.e., If you put it at the end of a paragraph, it works fine, but still manual. Wait until someone gives you an universal way of doing it. –  Manuel Dec 25 '12 at 20:09
If you need a block with Proof at the beginning why don't you fake it? For example \par\noindent\textit{Proof.}. –  Sigur Dec 25 '12 at 20:10
Well, I found a way to do it but not very elegant. Thanks to Manuel, and all of you, for Replied. I added only \vspace{-0.5cm}\phantom\qedhere after the inner proof. –  Juan Quispe Dec 25 '12 at 20:50

Just locally change the meaning of \qedsymbol:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\begin{document}
\begin{proof}
This has the QED symbol.
\end{proof}
\begin{proof}\renewcommand{\qedsymbol}{}
This hasn't.
\end{proof}
\begin{proof}
And this has it again.
\end{proof}
\end{document}


You can make a new environment for "inner proofs":

\newenvironment{\innerproof}
{\renewcommand{\qedsymbol}{}\proof}
{\endproof}


which will do the same.

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Thanks for response. This works, but produce extra vertical space for the next paragraph when it has a proof inside another. Thanks a lot. –  Juan Quispe Dec 25 '12 at 20:54
@JuanQuispe Some way or another you have to tell your reader when the inner proof ends –  egreg Dec 25 '12 at 20:58
Yes. well, I found a way to do it, but is not very elegant. Merry Christmas –  Juan Quispe Dec 25 '12 at 21:01
@JuanQuispe: Can you tell here? I think it would be interesting for other people also ... –  Kurt Dec 25 '12 at 21:14
@mikerenfro Thanks for correcting the mistake –  egreg Dec 26 '12 at 20:10

if you're using amsthm, you can do this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\begin{document}
\begin{proof}
This has the QED symbol.
\end{proof}
\begin{proof}\let\qed\relax
This hasn't.
\end{proof}
\begin{proof}
And this has it again.
\end{proof}
\end{document}


(thanks to egreg for providing an example that could be cribbed easily.)

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