{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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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} \usepackage{...
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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?
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Create an annotation for table text on the page border

I have a table with 2 columns (for vocables, but also complete sentences) and for one of these 2 columns I want to add annotations on the page border. It must however be possible to associate the ...
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What is a good strategy for obtaining comments on a LaTeX document from non-LaTeX using collaborators?

Context: I prepare my scientific documents using LaTeX and compile to a PDF. I often need to seek comments on drafts from collaborators who do not use LaTeX. Most of these collaborators use Windows OS....
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Including parts of a LaTeX document in another document WITHOUT splitting up original document

I'm working on a paper with some collaborators. At the same time, I'm writing my dissertation for my defense next month. I need to include the paper in the dissertation, but it doesn't just become a ...
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Latex tag for making a comment appear or disappear in pdf?

Is it possible to tag sections of your .tex file so that you can make text appear or not? I have a long document and would like to be able to comment a certain section in each chapter, and produce ...
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'Dummy' LaTeX environment

I have a big LaTeX file which I would like to compile so that certain environments like figure are not shown. To that end I wanted to make use of the renewenvironment command. But the facilities of ...
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In WinEdt 6, how do I highlight a block of just typed text with no effect on the compiled document? [closed]

I hope WinEdt6 is recognised as one of the best LaTeX's friends. I write my latex stuff, and when a para is considered done, I want to \done{the completed para text} so that it differ from what I ...