{conditionals} is about macros like \if and \ifx that may execute other macros depending on whether certain conditions are true or not. Popular packages are {etoolbox} and {ifthen}.

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Text formating depending on conditions

I have some conditions which are stored in boolean variables, such as \bool_new:N \l_word_numbered_bool \bool_new:N \l_word_lowercase_bool \bool_new:N \l_word_centering_bool I need to format words ...
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How to know if there is any section in a chapter

I want to use a conditional expression that modifies the chapter title depending if the chapter has some sections or not. Example: \ifnum \value{chaptersections}>0 \setchaptername1 \else ...
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Mysterious error message when using iftex package

I am using iftex package to detect which TeX engine I am using. In the following example (MWE) I am using pdfTeX engine: \documentclass[norsk]{beamer} \usepackage{iftex} %\RequireLuaTeX \ifXeTeX ...
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Howto: if argument is numerical … else

I'm trying to create a differentiation command. At the moment I have the following: \newcommand{\diff}[1][]{% \def\ArgI{{#1}}% \diffRelay% } \newcommand{\diffRelay}[2][]{% ...
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conditional against font color

I want to change the text according to its current font color. I can test argument against font family \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Use default message if file is missing

There is very simple and fool-proof solution for default actions if included file is missing. It is using \IfFileExists{IncludedFile}% {% routine if file exists }% {% routine if file does not exist ...
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Is is possible to conditionally switch languages within one document? [duplicate]

I'm quite new to biblatex. I'm typesetting a collection that has papers both in English and Russian, and I'm making a single bibliography at the end of the book. For the bibliography to look pretty, ...
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How to conditionally uncomment only one portion of code?

I'm trying to design a tex file that could store multiple colour schemes (which I would define once and for all), which I could "activate" one at a time to assign quickly a colour scheme to my ...
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Comparing strings extracted from Jobname

I have some code that parses \jobname, but it's not working as expected. I've included a minimal example below where the file name is HelloWorld.tex. When I print the \jobname, it comes out as ...
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Compilation error with \ifnum in ConTeXt

Why the following code gives me the following error? Code: \begingroup \catcode`\"=12 \gdef\newmcodes@{\mathcode`\'39\mathcode`\*42\mathcode`\."613A% \ifnum\mathcode`\-=45 \else ...
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How to set a newenvironment to skip words by flag?

I want to create a environment to include some words, but hide it when a flag is set up. However, I cannot put \begin{comment} \end{comment} into \newenvironment for some reason. How should I do this? ...
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newcommand based on what environment is active

I want to have command to insert different heading style based on what environment is currently active. I found that the environment should be accessible via macro \@currenvir, but for me, the "else" ...
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Why does beamer's \insertauthor report as nonempty?

I'm working on a beamer theme in which each of the title page elements is optional; for example, I don't want defining an empty date to produce a large empty space on the title slide. I figured I ...
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Adding extra conditional to a sidenote command

Below is an adapted part of the code from the sidenotes package, which I intend to include in my class file. I'm trying to extend it with an optional argument [flip], with usage \sidenote[flip]{Text} ...
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\ifbeamer@anotherslide and \ifbeamer@localanotherslide in beamerbasedecode.sty

At the beginning of the source file beamerbasedecode.sty of beamer class, two switches are defined: \newif\ifbeamer@anotherslide \newif\ifbeamer@localanotherslide By reading beamerbasedecode.sty ...
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If statements and variables

I need some help understanding if statements. How do I make the following pseudocode in LaTeX. \newcommand{\@leader}{} \newcommand{\leader}[1]{\renewcommand\@leader{#1}} \newcommand{\donow}{ ...
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\pagestyle{plain} between chapters without page number after titlepage?

I've found numerous posts about removing the header/footer on the blank pages between chapters, and they work fine with one big exception... I need a \pagestyle{plain} (i.e. single centered pg#) at ...
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How to test whether report has been called with “draft” option

How can I test within a document, whether or not the initial \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside,fleqn,draft]{report} includes the "draft" option? My naive attempt \newif\ifmydraft \mydraftfalse ...
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Switch between different output versions compiled from the same LaTeX source

For programming in C, it is quite common to switch between creating debug- and release-versions by passing a command line argument to the compiler. I would like to have something similar for ...
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LaTeX “Variables” - \@varname

I'm currently in the process of writing my first document class file (a personalized resume class), and I want to get a better understanding of what exactly I'm doing. So, right now I'm setting up ...
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TeX quotation marks short-circuit optional argument with \ifx

In a command with an optional argument, if I put a string beginning with TeX quotes (e.g., ``quote'') in the optional argument, something goes wrong. See the bottom entry in the example below. The ...
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Using pgfplotstabletypeset to conditionally bold small p-values

Following advice seen in other entries about using pgfplotstable on tex.stackexchange.com (such as pgfplotstable: Conditional post-processing of cell content on a per-column basis), I have encountered ...
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Insert or apply a decision structure to sequence or list

I would like to make the function calls \findLargest in the MWE below a little more dynamic and compact. As demonstrated in the example below, I can store glossaries values and include them in the ...
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Select largest value from a list of variables in LaTeX

I am trying to adapt this example How to iterate over a comma separated list? as my base. Except, rather than display all values, I actually want to iterate through all the values and only return / ...
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command to generate a \cite{} only on first use

In a book dealing with R, I use a command \pkg{} for every mention of an R package, that also generates index extries via another command \ixp{}. \newcommand{\pkg}[1]{\textsf{#1}\ixp{#1}} All ...
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ifthenelse in adress of letter

I write a letter with \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,addresshigh]{dinbrief} The letter itself starts with \begin{letter}{\Anschrift} and \newcommand{\Anschrift}{% \textbf{\Firma}\\ ...
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Problems in using the spreadtab and the ifthen packages

Using the spreadtab package for some computing, I have to write an expression (mixing of literal and numerical expressions) if some conditions are true. Using the ifthen package, all works well for a ...
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Ending a tikzpicture environment in conditional causes “Missing } inserted”

I want to create a number of tikzpictures. I have a number of items I want to draw. Each tikzpicture takes up a whole page and may contain up to 4 items. (It is not good enough to to have each item in ...
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How to change “ifthenelse” conditional to “ifnum” [duplicate]

I'm trying to put a conditional inside \cfoot from the fancyhdr package like this: if the document contains a one-page there will be no footer. if there are more pages the footer takes the format " ...
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\ifthenelse within \caption, \listoftables does not work

EXAMPLE 1 below works fine but EXAMPLE 2 produces "undefined control sequence". The only difference is the \vlabel command within brackets in the \caption command. What is the problem? EXAMPLE 1: ...
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How to determine if a macro argument contains the macro itself?

I would like to have a way to detect if a particular macro's argument contains that particular macro itself. Consider the following MNWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to control conditional statements within new commands and environments

I'm writing a pretty complicated class to typeset a book based on memoir. One of my commands draws a caption on the preceding verso page, draws content on the following recto and verso pages, and ...
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Multiple \if condition using etoolbox

First: I've found "Checking if two conditionals are met" but I don't know how to change it do suit my needs. Wanted: I have eight different predefined values and I want different definitions of a ...
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How can I know if I am inside an equation environment if it's nested with others?

I wanted to define some partial derivative commands that would be \partial y/\partial x if it was inside an inline equation and would use \frac{\partial y}{\partial x} if inside an equation ...
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Is there an “\if” command that determines if a command has been issued?

I need to redefine the \chapter command to change the \addcontentsline command depending on whether or not the \appendix command has been issued. Is there an "if" command that determines if a command ...
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How can I retrieve (and conditionally act on) the language of my document?

I have a collection of documents that share a common style file that has all the functions and templating shared by this particular collection. The majority of these are all in the same language, but ...
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Make macro which checks the type of math mode its in [duplicate]

I frequently find that I want to make a macro, say a derivative macro for example with the following syntax: \def\dd #1;#2;{ return... } However, I want it to check if it is inline math such as ...
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Using \ifdefined on \csname macros

I've run into this issue several times now, and have just worked around it in other ways. But it would be simpler just to know how to do it properly. I would like to use \ifdefined in the context of ...
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String comparisons not working with textgreek

Following the solution from this question as a guide - Are there any "if" commands like "\ifnum" in LaTeX? - I have setup a newcommand to perform a string comparison. ...
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Conditionally change node background color inside foreach

I generate 8 rectangle nodes using a \foreach loop but I would like one of them (the one at the position index) to have a gray background. How can I do that ? I would like to avoid repeating the ...
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IFNUM condition is not working for affiliation counter

I am using authblk.sty and using the \ifnum\value{}>1 concept using to switch the affiliation. But I can't able to get the if then else condition output. My requirement is Condition 1 If the ...
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Access specific glossary fields without triggering first usage

I would like to know if any of the fields that are manually configured during the creation of glossary entries can be accessed manually/deliberately in a macro or newcommand - possibly of the form: ...
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Handling a conditionally defined newif, nested in an ifx conditional?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \def\entrytest{WORD} \def\entrycurrent{NOWORD} % \def\entrycurrent{WORD} \ifx\entrytest\entrycurrent \newif\ifsomething \somethingfalse \fi ...
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Splitting macros to individual tokens/characters, with catcode (to debug conditionals)?

Consider this MWE, modified from ifthenelse equal string comparison fails: \documentclass{article} \edef\test{german\relax} \edef\curentry{\string german\relax} \typeout{test: \meaning\test, ...
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Nested conditional glossary terms using Glossaries \ifglsused in \newglossaryentry

If I want to conditionally expand a glossary entry based on or related to another glossary term, I find the conditional \ifglsused{}{}{} statement is very helpful. To satisfy parent modifications ...
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Problem with expansion of \@ifnextchar inside tabular environment

I'd like to define a macro that expands to \hline and \cline inside the tabular environment depending on the next character: \documentclass{standalone} \makeatletter ...
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Conditionally prepend text to chapter title in TOC

I want to prepend some text to chapter titles on the TOC according to certain conditions. For example (this doesn't work): \documentclass[letterpaper,openany,oneside]{book} ...
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How to insert a bookmark only if the following command is completed

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage{bookmark} \newcommand*\ifpdfexists[1]{% \IfFileExists{#1.pdf}{\includepdf[pages={-},fitpaper=true]{#1}\cleardoublepage}{\relax}} ...
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conditional text triggered by form

I need to build a form, with different questions, each question with boxes to be checked - this part is easy, and I have been using eforms package for such task. But this specific form needs to ...
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tabularx processes its body multiple times; how do I know which cycle I am in?

Assume that I enjoy setting my tables using an \itemized or list-like coding structure: \begin{mytabular}[.5\textwidth] \item head1 & head2% <-- header row \item abc & def \item ghi ...