{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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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 ...
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Percent signs - “comment” and “active” both at once?

I convert documents from Word a lot, and I often forget to escape %, which leads to pieces of text missing. So I would like the following to happen in the main document body: escaped \% working as ...
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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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comment package - \excludecomment{} gives error

I'm trying to generate a pdf file without the pictures for draft revision, and as seen here and here the \excludecomment{} is not working for me. Here is my error: line 31: Extra }, or forgotten ...
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Vertical spacing before and after equation environment: empty line or not?

The vertical spacing in front of and behind the amsmath equation environment is different whether I insert a blank line or not (im using KOMA-Script with parskip=half if this is important). I'd like ...
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Hidden environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suppressing remarks when not needed Is there a way that I can define a new environment in my manuscript which will only be typeset when a flag is activated? Otherwise ...
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Add comments to bibliography

In chemistry journals one often notices bibliography entries which contain a comment, cf. attachment. How to get such results using BibTeX/LaTeX?
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Colorboxes that break across pages

I am trying to build an environment/command that allows me to place comments in the text. The idea is to have colored box that can break across pages and use the \ttfamily font with hyphenation. I ...
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Insert a block comment title in Kile [closed]

I would like to know whether it is possible in Kile to define a script to insert a centered commented block. I often mark different parts of my code with those kind of titles: ...
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Problems with nested comments and figures

Now this problem is probably too localized, but I do not see anywhere else to get help solving it. I have a large amount of important files, and these stopped compiling after switching from MikTex to ...
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cleanest way to part answers from questions

I am still typesetting old exams, and I turn to you lads and lassies for help. At the moment I have most of the actual exams typed in, and is currently typing in answers for them. The problem I run ...
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Are comments safely hidden once the document is compiled?

This is kind of similar to some of the pdf to latex questions but from a different angle. I'm not looking for a complete LaTeX reconstruction method, I want to know if the comments are safely hidden. ...
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How to comment in an R-chunk?

I'm quite new to both R and LaTeX, but I'm trying to work with both, using Sweave. I know you can comment in R using # and in LaTeX by using %. However, when I write a #comment in an R-chunk (between ...
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How to manage comments in lecture notes?

In the university I'm currently attending a lecture where no lecture notes exist. I want to tex what the professor has written on the blackboard. I'm gonna include comments (things that my professor ...
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Avoid comment style for URLs in code listings

I using the following settings for code listings. \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{textcomp} \lstset{language=Java, keywordstyle=\color{RoyalBlue}, basicstyle=\scriptsize\ttfamily, ...
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Compile only outline and comments/ Synopsis view

Since I am about to quit using orgmode for my PHD I am wondering whether something like a synopsis package exists (google didn't give me an answer about that). What I need: I have a short synopsis of ...
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Personal notes when preparing a talk with LaTeX-beamer class

Suppose I prepare a talk using the beamer class. To each slides I want to take personal notes (what I exactly want to say, frequently asked questions etc.). So is there a smart way to write those ...
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Add area for readers to write comments on a page

I would expect this question to have already been answered, but I could not find an answer on point, so I am looking for thoughts and suggestions. The problem is as follows: I have a document which I ...
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Comment Multi-line Text on Counter Condition

I have a document which I want to print in several (let's say 10) different versions. Some parts are just a draft, others are more or less finished, some are ready for publication and so on. I would ...
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Problem with \specialcomment-command and equation/align-environments

I'm using the specialcomment-command from the comment package around equation and align environments. This leads to an unwanted blank line after the math environment. When just using the simple ...
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Suppressing remarks when not needed

I have written some remarks in some of my works that are somewhat informal and repetitive in nature (mainly for my own clarification). I was wondering if there is a way of suppressing them when I ...
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hide proof environment for restructuring

I am writing my thesis, and i am in restructuring phase - sorting theorems where they should belong thematically. And it would be helpful to have all the proofs hidden so i am not laden with the ...
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Comment package not working

I have added the package \usepackage{comment} in my .tex file. But when I am adding \begin{comment} and \end{comment} it is not commenting the text I want to comment. What to do?
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Multiline comment

In tex there is a way to do a comment multiline like in C, C++ /* comment */ or in HTML <!-- comment -->? I'm currently using \ifx \ifx true false My multiline comment that will not be in the ...
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Can latexmk be told to ignore specific intermediate files completely?

One latex run suffices to generate the DVI/PDF version of the LaTeX document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{comment} \includecomment{comment} \begin{document} \begin{comment} \noindent ...
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When or why should I use %% as opposed to %?

I've noticed that many (all?) style and class files have "documentation blocks" with a double comment character at the beginning of the line, %% like so instead of the usual style of comments, % ...
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Block comments with *% and %*

I know the package comment which allows to use : \begin{comment} Lines to comment \end{comment} This is not very friendly to use. I would like to have the following possibility: *% Lines to ...
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How do you add a comment to pseudocode in LaTeX?

Is there a special formatting to add comments to code? I mean I want to show comments in pseudocode that I write in LaTeX. this is code // this is comment part (the part that I want) Edit: To be ...
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Skip compilation of parts of a document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Commenting out large sections I have a long document where sometimes I need to omit some parts for the compilation, and sometimes other parts. I do it by just commenting ...
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convention for marking LaTeX in programming comments?

Is there a convention for marking the beginning of LaTeX-based material placed inside the comments of (say) a C++ or Python program? Or does one simply jump into LaTeX syntax?
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\newenvironment issues with environment comment

I am trying to setup the formatting for a LaTeX document (it's got the class memoir), so that it would be fairly simple to add to it in the future. Two of the features I'd like are: Be able to mark ...
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Enable PDF commenting with TexShop

I'm using TexShop (Mac OS 10.5) to typeset a manuscript and I would like to share the generated PDF with some colleagues. In the process, I would like to add some comments to the generated PDF and ...
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Comments in BibTex

Basic question (though I haven't found it here): How do I comment out parts (some lines within an entry which I would like to save for later) of a BibTex file? Apparently, @ can be used to comment ...
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Seeking review on a document with people unfamiliar with TeX

I am a great fan of TeX, LaTeX and LyX, but recently I wrote some minutes and then tried to send them off for other people to review. There was no way I could send a TeX file; no-one would know what ...
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Where are the necessary places to be appended with % to remove unwanted spaces?

I have experience where empty spaces cause unwanted effects. It is not easy to trace the cause of these unwanted effects. In order to eliminate any doubt, I often overuse % as follows. \usepackage% ...
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matching comment environments, no longer able to comment out text

I have a long LaTeX document and I am trying to comment out lines of text using \begin{comment} text \end{comment} and while compiling the document I have the interpreter giving out: <recently ...
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Commenting out large sections

So to "comment out" a line, I need to insert a % at the beginning of the line (so that line will not be compiled). Is there way to comment out a large section without having to manually putting a % ...
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Source Code Margin Comments

In the paper "Beautiful Code Compelling Evidence", by J.R. Heard -- Code is formated in a particular way which includes margin comments. I am looking for a way to do this as I think it is a very clear ...
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Environment for NOT compiling things [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Dummy' LaTeX environment Since the explanation why on earth I need this is longer than the actual question, I begin with the latter. I would like to define an ...
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In Lyx turn greyed out text into comments

In Lyx I would like to convert greyed out text into comments. The Lyx environment is lyxgreyedout. I have considered switching to another IDE already and it is not an acceptable solution. The ...
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How can I escape % in a lstlisting?

I have a little lstlisting to show a snippet of code but since the code has % in it for modulo calculation the listing breaks down. How can I escape it? I have tried the backslash, verbatim and \text ...
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Inline comments in LaTeX

Is it possible to make inline comments in LaTeX that do not extend until the end of the line? The actual problem I'm trying to solve is vim's annoying highlighting of the non-curly end-bracket here: ...
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\excludecomment and \newcommand using it

I have a problem with \excludecomment from comment package and a \newcommand. The following codes work good, which means, it can generate the desired pdf output. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to write hidden notes in a LaTeX file?

How can I write notes in a LaTeX file, that don't appear in the PDF file?
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LaTeX Listings Package, No Line Number for Comments

I am trying to get only the actual code to be line numbered rather than both code and comments. Example: \lstset{basicstyle=\footnotesize, xleftmargin=40pt, frame = single, numbers = left,caption = ...
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What is the use of percent signs (%) at the end of lines?

I see that the code in many packages and examples contains percent signs % at the end of (many) lines. What are they used for? Do they affect the parsing of those lines?