{comments} are annotations written by a user to document their code. A common package used for comments in code, apart from the traditional use of %, is the comment package.

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Commenting out large blocks in the preamble when in draft mode [duplicate]

I would like something to enable me to comment out large blocks of my preamble when I've specified that my document is a draft. The comment environment provided by the verbatim package works well for ...
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Faulty right alignment for comments in algorithmic package

I'm trying to right align comments in a pseudocode environment using the algorithmic package. So I renewed the algorithmiccomment command. There's a different way to create comments for "normal" ...
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Problem with special characters comments in listings package

I'm employing the listings package to show VHDL code in my document in a nice way, to do so, I have defined my own version of VHDL, thus: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} ...
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How to make a new environment behave like an existing environment? (Part 2: endnotes and comments)

In a previous post i mentioned my attempt to create an environment that behaves alternately like a footnote, an endnote or a comment (i.e. hidden). Thanks to the help of those who answered the above ...
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Hide all but one instances of a custom environment

I have a file containing a number of custom environments numbered by a counter "exercisesheetnumber". I would like to use a second counter "printonly" to hide all instances of the environment but the ...
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Color for comment (To view this on PDF) [closed]

When writing in word, I'm used to mark text with colors, so it's easy to recognize this when editing (ex. if some text is to be corrected later). In TeX i have found the % command, but this command ...
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Need to show MATLAB code in TeX document, using pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I am trying to make a simple document, showing MATLAB code, and some images. This is my template that I am using. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{float} ...
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How can I tell Emacs to correctly fill around Latex comments

When I edit a .tex file in emacs, I frequently use fill-paragraph. Comments indicated with '%' sometimes wrap correctly, and sometimes they do not. It is not clear to me what is making this fail. ...
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Using collect to gather content with listings, comments or verbatims

I was looking into a way to set up a project with multiple files, in which several files could declare content to be included in different sections of the main tex document. After this Q&A, I ...
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turning printing of parts of text off and on?

This question: Turning parts of text on and off deals with turning some portions of the text off and on completely -- but the method it uses (commenting) causes the labels in earlier parts of the text ...
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Strange behaviour of \sbox

This question consists of two related parts. I already solved the original problem but still don't understand where it came from or why the solution works. I use the subcaption package so I can place ...
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Setting a flag to make text visible in LaTeX

I am in the process of CV writing and some pieces of information are necessary to include in some applications, whilst in others they are unnecessary. For example, when applying for ...
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How to avoid the number line for comments under algorithm2e

In the declaration of the input and output data, I would like to add a comment in order to explain the kind of data. I use: \usepackage[ruled,vlined]{algorithm2e} My code is: \begin{algorithm}[!ht] ...
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texcl and range prefixes in listings with shorter comments

I'm trying to use the line range markers from the listings package to include sections of code. I'd previously been using actual line numbers, but based on the answer to this question, I've been able ...
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compile only a certain specified part of the whole document?

I know there is a package called comment, which can let latex ignore some text. How can I do the inverse? I want to compile just a small segment of the whole tex file and let latex ignore other ...
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Equations with comment bubbles

Is it possible to have write equations accompanied with explanatory bubbles and comments? I am familiar with underbracket, overbracket, underbrace and overbrace but I have terms close together and I ...
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Best practice for writing comments in LaTeX documents

I would like to find out about recommended practices when using comments in LaTeX documents. Some programming languages are quite clear about how to use comments in source code: for instance, [here] ...
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Highlight / color parts of text

LaTex newbie here. Currently using vim with solarized color scheme to edit .tex documents. When writing I often jump around to different parts of the document, leaving gaps behind to work on later. ...
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Printable margin notes that leave rest of the content intact

Let me give you some background on my problem. I am working on application which generates and compiles LaTeX code. For debugging purposes I need it to add some additional informations next to the ...
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Are % comments passed on to the PDF-file upon *.tex compilation? [duplicate]

Are % comments passed on to the PDF-file upon *.tex compilation? Can they be found/recovered in the PDF code? MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \title{\textbf{Hello World !}} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Parts of the text code are grey and missing in the pdf

Hi I am an absolute beginner and so far I was able to solve all problems with the help of this platform and some other forums. But for this one I could not find a fitting thread. I pasted some text ...
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texcl, escapeinside, and single character comments, with listings package

I'm using the excellent listings package to typeset some code in a language very similar to Scheme. The language has one type of comment: when an (un-escaped) semicolon is encountered, the rest of ...
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How to change an environment into newcommand?

Suppose that I want to create a new command named step, which functionally add Step 1., Step 2., and so on in the proof. This can be done by: \newcounter{stepnum} ...
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Do assignments need to be appended by % to remove the trailing white spaces?

The following shows code snippet taken from multido.tex. I noticed assignments are not ended with %. See \dimen@=#1\advance\dimen@#2 in \def\multido@step@d#1#2{% \dimen@=#1\advance\dimen@#2 ...
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How to redefine an environment to produce no output?

I am using the verbatim environment with \begin{verbatim} XXXX \end{verbatim} I would like the option of redefining the verbatim environment so that nothing between \begin{verbatim} and ...
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How to disable multiple lines with a single command? [duplicate]

I want to disable all the following lines: \begin{flushright} flush right\\ text \end{flushright} \begin{flushleft} flush left\\ text \end{flushleft} I know that % at the beginning of a line will ...
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Why do I have to place % at the end of line preceding \pstVerb?

Please consider the position of the red dots. First Case When I don't activate \pstVerb{/xxx 1 def}, the red dot is properly positioned. \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} ...
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how to comment text depending on a number

I have a latex document with 24 questions labeled with numbers from 1 to 8. I want to give a number x between 1 and 8 to latex in the preamble so that all the questions become commented except the ...
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About autoindent and postbreak in the package listings [closed]

I am using the package listings to show my Matlab code. The code was pre-typed in a file and everything will be loaded from the file and a .tex file will be generated automatically to show the code ...
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macro that defines a comment

The Wikibooks book on LaTeX mentions the following way of defining a macro for (possibly multi-line) comments: \newcommand{\comment}[2]{#2} with the argument that \newcommand{\comment}[1]{} can ...
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Comment out sections of text in bib file

What's the correct way to comment out sections of explanatory text (included for humans to read) in a .bib file? I would like biber/biblatex to simply ignore this text. When I put in text like ...
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How can I comment out a block of text in texmaker?

I use texmaker and some time ago I found, by chance, a way to comment many lines at once, but I can't remember it now. Can somebody remind me of that?
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Problems with % percent sign in fancyvrb inline \Verb

I have some programming language code examples in a fancyvrb \Verb!...! expression. This includes the modulus operator which happens to be a percent sign, e.g. \Verb!(1..100) select: { arg i; i % 7 ...
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Remove everything that is in math mode

The package comment.sty allows one to typeset \begin{comment} stuff that will be suppressed from output file \end{comment} or \begin{myCustomEnv} stuff that will be suppressed from output file ...
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Is there an easy way to comment out a whole block? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multi-line (block) comments in LaTeX Is it possible to comment out a whole block in LaTeX source? For example, like in Java: // This is an in-line comment. /* This ...
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ConTeXt: Enumeration, Comments cause undefined control sequence startformula error

I'm a LaTeX user working through some ConTeXt tutorials, and hit a brick wall pretty early. It makes me wonder if something is wrong with my setup, or if I'm not understanding something pretty ...
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Percent signs disappearing from verbatim block (ltxdoc class)

Is the following expected: \documentclass{ltxdoc} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} % why is my percent sign gone? \relax % not here \end{verbatim} \end{document}
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Multi-line (block) comments in LaTeX

In LaTeX, % can be used for single-line comments. For multi-line comments, the following command is available in the verbatim package. \begin{comment} Commented code \end{comment} But is there a ...
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Hiding and revealing interlaced paragraphs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Commenting out large sections I am writing a document and I want to prepare two versions. Version 1 will contain the 'text'. Version 2 will contain the 'text' as well ...
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Is there are way to annotate pdfs with LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex? Is there a way to annotate pdfs with LaTeX annotations? I mean a pdf that I do not have the source code for (or may not ...
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Environment prints same character at beginning of each output line

I am writing a Latex document with pseudocode interspersed with theorems and discussion. Some of the comments in the pseudocode are long. I would like to automatically start (and end) each output line ...
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listings-package custom language use space as comment-delimiter

I'm creating a custom language definition with the LaTeX listings package that should render Java's Jar-Manifest files (key: value Pairs) so that one can easily distinguish key and value. My approach ...
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The meaning of the percent sign in LaTeX coding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the use of percent signs (%) at the end of lines? I know that % is commonly used to uncomment parts of the code, but recently I read that there is another use ...
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Utility to Strip Comments from LaTeX Source

I've a LaTeX source. I'm ready %for submission %But first I would like to strip its comments. So I hope there are 100\% auto ways to get this done. \begin{comment} Because there are subtle ways ...
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Align comments in algorithm with package algorithm2e

I am using the package algorithm2e. When using comments like this \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{book} \usepackage[algochapter,linesnumbered,ruled,lined,boxed]{algorithm2e} ...
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Delete comments in tex file with Emacs+Auctex

I am working with other people LaTeX files and sometimes they look very messed up. I am looking for a way to delete all comments without changing the code. The problem is that I want to preserve all ...
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Mouseover events in beamer: hovering on \eqref and a comment containing the original equation popping up

This idea came into my mind while I was listening to a speaker presenting his results in a seminar, he used lots of equation references in his later slides, however I can't remember which equation he ...
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URL with % won't display in bibliography [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: URL for “article” (and other) entries of the bib file? URL of cited web site in bibliography I am trying to put a long URL into my bibliography. In the preamble I have ...
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Comment out lines without using % and comment enviroment

I would like to ask something which will greatly facilitate my work. But before, I introduce you to the problem I face. In my attempt to gather my notes for my students and give them something more ...
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Aligning comments that break in several lines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to align comments with lstlistings? I want to include Matlab code with long comments. The next MWE shows that it is achieved by using the listings package. However I ...