{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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How to define a show/hidden switch? [duplicate]

I'm preparing some notes, basically some theorems and their proofs. I'd like to define a show/hidden switch, so that when it was turned on (to show) , all content are generated into the pdf; if it's ...
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What's the difference in behavior between ifx and ifthenelse?

Why does the \ifx test give a different answer than \ifthenelse in the following simple example? testclass.cls (without the head and tail): \newcommand{\isempty}{\@empty} ...
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Is there a way to know how often latex has already run? [duplicate]

A few days ago, I have seen an example of a latex file, that did conditional \defs on subsequent runs but I can't find that one again. I still remember that it was by looking into the \jobname.aux do ...
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Conditional compilation of code based on package version [duplicate]

I am working on a document with a colleague and we have different versions of PGF/Tikz installed -- I have version 3 and he has version 2.10. This is causing a problem for compilation on our two ...
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How can I loop back to a slide after showing conditional slides in Beamer?

I am working on a presentation that has conditional slides, using the formatting suggested here: Conditionally hidden slides in beamer I would like to be able to continue with my presentation after ...
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Function rotated about the x-axis

I try to reproduce some figure from that file: http://tug.org/TUGboat/tb33-1/tb103wolcott.pdf I exactly need Figure 7: f(x) = sin x rotated about the x-axis. The code for Figure 7 is in appendix B. ...
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\ifnum command with multiple conditions (lower and upper bound)

First time posting here, very much a novice. I'm creating some background templates in beamer and I can't figure out why this \ifnum command isn't working properly. This is the code: ...
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A&A template returns error \renewcommand{\Newassociation}

I got the template to make scientific papers from the Astronomy&Astrophysics official website. Since I can not compile my own document, due to an error, I tried to compile the demo that is within ...
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conditional placement of ocg content

I am using ocg-p package to add layers of information in a pdf document, to be accessed by the reader interactively. To place the ocg layer in the desired location on the document I used rput command ...
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Conditional structure based on \rand value comparison

I have a simple code that inserts a complex layout for figures and I would like to randomly alternate the position options (for instance, alternating between top and bottom positioning: ...
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Multiple choice questions type setting

See the fourth question: the choices are showing twice one is along horizontal and another is along vertical, but I need only one like the above three. The commands I have used is given below. ...
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If-then-else inside TikZ graph?

I want to draw a graph like in the second picture of the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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Define a New Macro via a Macro Using xparse Syntax

I am trying to set up a macro that defines a macro that is to be executed only once. With what I learned from Define a Macro via Macro if Given Macro is not defined I can do that via the ...
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Variable scoping of edef definitions in a local group (inside an ifx conditional)?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \def\testswitch#1{ \def\isA{A} \def\firstOpt{#1} \edef\tmpstr{-init-} { % start local \edef\tmpstr{-loc defined-} } % end local ...
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Using character literals with \ifcase

Is there a way to implement a switch-like macro in LaTeX or do I have to nest ifs? Something that would look like: \ifcase#1 \case a{} \or\case b{} \or\case c{} \fi If not, could you ...
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Creating multiple output files, with content that depends on a variable

I'd like to write a template for a letter, which is meant to be sent to many people. Thus, the content should change slightly depending on who is the addressee. For instance, I imagine that the ...
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A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)

Often I have separate .tikz files, which may contain stuff like \newlength{\mytmplen}; and given I'm not very original with names, the same statement ends up in multiple such files. Which turns out to ...
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How to include a second file only if environment variable is set?

I have a LaTeX document which exists in two versions, a short version and the long version. The long version has an additional chapter inserted in the middle of the document. What I want to do, is if ...
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macro: repeat a command if new page else do nothing

QUESTION: How does one write a pair of macros that work in 1) beamer class and 2) article class, respectively, such that if it, \macroname{...}, is executed at a point in the code, that point ...
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Conditionals inside document

Sorry I was not able to reproduce this problem outside Friggeri's CV template... I am using Friggeri's CV template with the same friggeri-cv.cls (I have only changed all the Helvetica fonts to ...
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Conditionally change font color of number passed from pythontex

I would like to color numbers red if they are less than zero. In my final report, these number will be generated from a python script. To use the pythontex package, I first run xelatex doc.tex, then ...
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tikz, conditional setting of shape parameters

In my illustration I use simplified sketches of stopwatches (timers), which appear in three different "modes": (1) start of interval (coloured green), (2) time in progress (yellow), and time is ...
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Referencing \pgfmathsetmacro variable inside an \ifthenelse statement

How do I correctly reference a value calculated using a \pgfmathsetmacro definition when defining the check condition of an \ifthenelse statement? Example Problem; Randomly scattering nodes within a ...
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Using conditionals in tabular preamble with array

I'm trying to use a conditional in the column setup for my tabular. That is, the definition of one column (actually several columns) is dependent on a boolean value (as set up from the etoolbox ...
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How to test if a string is empty

I tried several thing to test if a parameter is empty or equal to a specific carater. How should one proceed ? By the way, what is the best way to have conditionnal code on a parameter who can have ...
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new command with cases?

This has been answered here for text outputs with the use of \IfEqCase from the xstring package. But if I want to use the output as a value to set a parameter in a function, it fails. Here is my MWE: ...
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“Extra \else” and inserted “\inaccessible” when using textbf with pgffor

I'm getting errors whenever I try to make \textbf interact with pgffor and xparse. Here's an MWE that gives ERROR: Extra \else and ERROR: Missing control sequence inserted at the end of the \coljoin ...
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Why does this use of `\expandafter` not work?

I've written the following code: \newif\ifconsecutive \consecutivefalse \newcommand{\myfirst}[1]{#1\consecutivetrue\expandafter\consecutivefalse} \newcommand{\mysecond}[1]{\ifconsecutive ...
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Customizable inclusion of frames-slides from a huge Beamer presentation [duplicate]

I have one master-huge beamer presentation having lots of frames. Depending on the audience I wish to customize, say, for lay audience I will just include basic slides, for experts I wish to include ...
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How to detect if \thepage is undefined?

The sig-alternate class by default disables page numbers, which breaks mparhack (amongst other things). How can I include tex code only if \thepage is properly defined? I tried \ifcsname and ...
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How to use If with on variables

I want to create my own documentclass and use some variables for creating titlepages etc with it. So what's the best way/package for doing this? the class file: \ProvidesClass{myOwnClass}[v0.1] ...
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How to use conditional (if statements) with data from acronyms?

I am using acronym for autocomplete my text like mailing functions. So I want the long text from acronym using all the time, and I am using \acro{}{} to define, so \acro{Maria}{f} - for me shows that ...
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newcommand with variable number of arguments

I have seen several related questions, but none seems to address specifically this. I would like to define a command that accepts a variable number of arguments. Something like ...
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How can I set up my custom class to load a different class depending on the class option(s) passed?

I have written class files in the past. One of them is even up on CTAN. But that was ages ago, and I am rusty today. I am trying to roll a new class file for my University. I am being a little ...
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Detect closing braces with a command

I want to make a command that detects if the next token written in the document is a closing brace. My best approach is to use the \@ifnextchar command. In fact, the following code: \makeatletter { ...
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Macros with \fi for showing and hiding proofs [duplicate]

I would like to be able to globally showing and hiding proofs on a document, and be able to use macros to open and close the proof environments. Here is my current MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing a macro's output depending on immediate context

I've set up a macro for differential parts as so: \newcommand{\dd}[1]{\,\mathrm{d}#1} which is useful for differentials at the end of integrals because of the space. (I realise the argument ...
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How to do a conditional line break

I want to know how to do a conditional line break. Whenever the error message "There is no line to end here" comes, I want to disable the line break, otherwise to enable it, with a \\ command or ...
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textpos toggling noshowtext option

Is there a way of toggling the textpos option [noshowtext]? I would like some textboxes to show the frame but not the text. And others to show both frame and text, but can't seem to find a way of ...
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Global Conditional

I'm writing a set of notes for my students on trigonometry. At present, they have not met radians, which comes next year. I would like to use the same set of notes for them, but this year, give them ...
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Suppress month and day for journal articles and maintain for a newspaper articles

I haven't found a solution yet for this problem. I want to suppress month and day (if present) from all journal articles in bibliography but I at the same time I want to indicate year, month and day ...
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Detect whether I'm in a \footnote?

How do I detect whether I'm in a \footnote environment or not?
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Detect whether I'm on a left- or right-hand page? [duplicate]

How do I detect whether I'm on a left- or right-hand page? I would like to define a custom command with a conditional statement that executes a certain command if it's on a left-hand page and another ...
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Problems understanding definition of \newif

Reading http://profs.sci.univr.it/~gregorio/introtex.pdf, I have come across the definition of \newif on page 75: \def\newif#1{\@ifdefinable{#1}{\@newif#1}} \def\@newif#1{\count@\escapechar ...
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Make left-hand pages' `\marginpar` text right-aligned [duplicate]

\marginpars only appear on the right margins of right-hand pages of my manuscript. For left-hand pages, they are are so far to the left that they aren't even on the page. The reason is because the ...
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How to get float numbers as parameter of \newcommand

I have defined a \newcommand function like into this code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{pbox,calc} \newcounter{pointsExo} \setcounter{pointsExo}{4} \newcounter{pointsSousTotal} ...
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Is there a way to query the page size that I have set in the memoir class?

In my preamble, I have: \documentclass[a5paper,10pt,oneside,onecolumn,openany]{memoir} I would like to later define some layout options based on the value of the page size, which in this case is ...
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FancyVerb Error when using minted in a \ifthenelse

I'm new to LaTeX and wand to add some code with minted, which will only be rendered, when a \boolean variable is true. Here's my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage {minted} \usepackage ...
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How to distinguish between Metafont and MetaPost?

Background I'm trying to make a nice SVG out of Knuth's Dangerous Bend symbol based on his own code, for which the obvious tool to use is MetaPost. However, I'd prefer to still be able to process the ...
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TikZ-ifthen: decision making in a \foreach statement

Disclaimer I am not a programmer so I may not use the proper terminology to express myself. Please correct me if need be. Preamble I'm trying to draw a sinusoidal function and some arrows at ...