{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 to ignore comments when comparing LaTeX files with TextWrangler?

In developing a text, I obviously go through numbered versions. But, when trying variants of just a sentence or sometimes a paragraph, I just comment out the previous one as I try the next phrasing. ...
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Listings doesn't recognize Pascal // comment

listings doesn't seem to recognize the Pascal comment syntax '//' ({...} works fine). The text isn't formatted correctly. A minimum example to reproduce: \lstdefinestyle{pascalstyle}{ ...
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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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Is it possible to hide a section or comment out a whole section? [duplicate]

I want to comment out a whole section in order to save the text but not render it in the PDF. Is this possible?
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Adding \comment or \begin{comment} to \AtBeginDocument?

For Partial compilation commands/environment?, I would like to add \begin{comment} or \comment at the start of the document (so I could turn it off elsewhere in the code). So, even if in the larger ...
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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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Is it possible to comment out an already defined environment?

I have defined the following environment for producing problem statements: \newcounter{psctr} \newcounter{probctr}[psctr] \NewDocumentEnvironment{prob}{o}{% \addtocounter{probctr}{1} \vspace{.15in} ...
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algorithm2e style comments in algorithmicx

I want to use \tcc and \tcp commands in algorithmicx package. Is there any way to do this? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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(TeXShop) Magic comment in a subfile that runs the main file but including only this subfile

Disclaimer: This question is a bit specific to TeXShop because I have to help somebody who's using this editor I don't know as I don't own a Mac. Nevertheless, it could be helpful to others. The aim ...
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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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How do I define an excludecomment environment in a for loop?

I'm using the forloop and comment packages to define environments prob1 through prob5 that exclude portions of my document. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{comment} ...
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Folding commented sections in Texstudio 2.6.6

I want to know, if and how can I apply code folding to commented out sections in Texstudio 2.6.6?
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What kind of data can be gleaned from a PDF created in LaTeX?

As I use LaTeX for the creation of many of my business instruments, and since I send these all over the world to different clients I just wanted to know if there are any data embedded in a PDF that ...
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How to avoid the compilation of some of my newcommands in latex

I'm writing an exam for my students, and have defined 3 commands to insert spaces with \dotfill permitting them to write their responses: \rep,\replarge, \repLarge for short and large responses: ...
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Listing sourcecode - two columns, associations with colored background

I stumbeled over a way of formatting sourcecode in a book I am currently reading. It looks like this: So basically we have a following structure: There are two columns. Left column contains the ...
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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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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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How do I comment big part of a code that i do not want to compile. [duplicate]

I m tired to comment line by line the things I desired to comment, is there a a way of selecting part of the code, and get it inmediatly in comment?
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listings - use different style for normal comments /* and doxygen comments /**

listings package allows setting basicstyle, keywordstyle, identifierstyle, commentstyle, stringstyle. Is it possible to set different style for comments that start from /** not just /*? To make my ...
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Is there an in-line comment system, convention or program?

When writing papers such as this one https://github.com/geneura-papers/2015-Evostar/blob/b9474f66cd45aee316136831c4a9b4acaef4e89f/GPbot/GPbot-evostar2015.tex, we use LaTeX comments for, well, ...
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Is there a better package to add comment / annotations into your LaTeX pdf than pdfcomment today?

I am aware of the How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex? thread where the pdfcomment package is suggested. So this question is simply about whether you think this is still the best option ...
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Make Notes from Lyx into Annotations on the PDF

Lyx Supports Notes. It would be great to have any notes in lyx show up as Annotations in a draft produced PDF. For example: LyX: PDF: The use case I have in mind is when showing this draft ...
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Tagging and new environment

I am using the tagging package in my document to "customize it. To include/exclude some parts of my document using a taglist, I could use the following : \begin{taggedblock}{<taglist>} and ...
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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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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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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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“Smart commenting” in LaTeX

Is there any package that lets me insert "smart comments" in a LaTeX document? What I mean by "smart commenting": I have a source (.tex) file of notes of the lecture that happened in the classroom. ...
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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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Algorithm2e comment line alignment problem

I would like to align a comment within the algorithm environment of algorithm2e in such a way that each line of a multi line comment is left aligned. See the following MWE. In this MWE the second and ...
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Add comment/explnation at the end of the page

How can I add a comment at the end of the page like this: Thank you.
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How can I add annotations at the end of each line of a listing? [closed]

(I'm new to LaTeX.) I'd like to annotate each line of a (Java) listing (typeset with listings) to specify the computation time associated with it. However, I can't simply edit the file and add the ...
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I have included verbatim to show a small section of code, how can I add a comment/caption for this verbatim?

I am writing some documentation on a tool I am using at work and I have included some code that has a comment to explain what a particular line is there for, this comment runs off the page if I leave ...
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More generic tool than TeXdoc?

I'm wondering if there is a more generic tool than TeXdoc to browse (and generate) documentation. With TeXdoc, one retrieves (as far as I know) the documentation .pdf of the package. This requires ...
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Labeled paragraphs

I would like to be able to label some paragraphs in a document and, when I compile the document using PdfLaTeX, choose which labels I want to keep in my document. More clearly, I would like to define ...
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How to render LaTeX (math) in Sweave (R) code comments

background A asked this question on SO yesterday because it seemed to be more programming-oriented, but there weren't any responses. Perhaps someone here might have an idea? I am writing a Sweave ...
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how to left justify comments to indent same as other text in Algorithmic

How do I left justify my comments in the algorithm. I am using algorithmicx package. What I want is: to pull the comment to left as shown in the attached snapshot. The code for my algorithm is ...
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How to define a macro to make a line of text red?

I'm looking for a way to make a new command that makes text on that and only that line red (or in another way clearly distinguishable). Like the % symbol comments out a line. Are commands that work ...
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nested comments for equation

I would like to know how to make a nested comments (see figure) for a equation. Kind Regards S.L.
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How to add dash lines in Matrix [duplicate]

I would like to know how to add dash lines in Matrix (see figuge) Cheers S.L. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix} N & B_i \\ B_i^T ...
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Comments destroyed the equation's shape

I need to make some comments for every part of the equation. The result (the upper part of the figure) shown that the structure/shape/position of the equation is destroyed by the comments. Can some ...
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How to align comments in algorithm code?

I will to align comments in another column, package algorithm. (Similar question: Faulty right alignment for comments in algorithmic package), but I will to become that result: ...
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Listings Keyword Part of Comment [closed]

I made a homebrewed language for structured text (because I expected no language like this to be available). Now there is a comment that starts with /* and ends with */ and a line comment that starts ...
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bibtex comment out lines [duplicate]

I have a bibtex file contains the following line: @inproceedings{Cai03, author = {Cai, Deng and Yu, Shipeng and Wen, Ji-Rong and Ma, Wei-Ying}, title = {Extracting Content Structure for Web Pages ...
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Code to ignore all of document except for list environments and sections

I am trying to typeset all of the (description) lists in my document without any of the surrounding text or figures (with the exception of desiring some context by way of section headings). I thought ...
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how to insert comment in lstlisting [duplicate]

I have a problem with inserting a comment in lstlisting environment. LaTeX says: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�\expandafter not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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Synctex Go to source from pdf and comment package

Synctex is very usefull for me. Jumping between source text and the compiled PDF is is absolutely great. But when I use comment package: in TeXStudio --- I can't switch from pdf to source. in ...
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Color of comments affects frame color in listings [duplicate]

I use listings package with single frame around it, when i place long comments in my code color of comments affects frame color. Frame around lines with comments are green. I want frame to be black, ...
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How to use sed to comment some lines in tex files (has “%” a particular meaning for sed ?)

I've been reading something in Most useful sed one-liners for TeX users which is related to my problem, but albeit interesting, it is not what I need. I have many tex (beamer class) files in ...
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How to write a comment/description?

I want to write comment in a document that is written in latex. Please give me any solution to write like this sample document. please
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How do I change colouring of comments using algorithmicx?

I am using the algorithm and algpseudocode packages, whilst wrapping my algorithms around algorithm and algorithmic blocks. I would like to change the colour or formatting of my comments ...