{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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A simple macro for optimization problems (ifnum error)

I am trying to create a simple macro for optimization problems that must (as per the publisher) compile with LaTeX2e. I want the macro to look like the example below in terms of usage (the actual ...
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Using \if in a tabularx

I am trying to use \if within a tabularx environment. This works: \documentclass{scrlttr2} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \newcounter{x} \setcounter{x}{0} \begin{tabularx}{\...
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Suppress Sections with Key in Preamble

How do I suppress a section unless a line of code activates it or suppress it with a line of code that I can comment out? This line of code has to be placed at the top of the document. For context, I ...
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Problem with nested 'ifnum' when checking evenness of parameters

I would like to know how to check properly for evenness or oddness within some macro. I have played a little with fp and pgfmath package, but it seems I am not keen enough in TeX to do it properly. ...
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CsvSimple with tabular: set specific number of rows

For a tabular environment with csvsimple I would like to set the number of rows specifically. This example is an attempt to show only the first two rows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Do all \if's need to be defined before a nested if?

I have this MWE, which does not compile (Extra \else, Extra \fi) unless I load the showlabels package before the outer \if. (\ifSL@AMS is defined in showlabels.sty.) Is that a general requirement that ...
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If-if-else-expression using a variable

I am trying to create a document class containing the layout for a bachelors thesis and want to keep it as general as possible. In my title page (which is defined in the document class, not the main ...
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Conditionals work, Listings work, but when put together, no [duplicate]

In an earlier question I learned the following code to define conditionally compiled text (for a teacher guide) \newtoggle{teach} \toggletrue{teach} \NewEnviron{teachr} {\iftoggle{teach}{\BODY}{}} \...
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Generating two pdf versions (based on conditional statement) from same tex file with arara

I teach university courses and my goal is to be able to output two pdf's from the same tex file: A problem set A problem set with solutions I already do this manually by calling \newif and then ...
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how to use \footrue inside environment definition

Based on this clear explanation by @David, I tried to define a command to test if a particular environment was used or not. But I really don't know why the result is always false. MWE \...
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Why doesn't this simple conditional code work in the tufte-book class?

This is follow up question to If Then Else for odd page/even page. Why doesn't this simple conditional code work in the tufte-book class? It shows me Even on every page! while it works fine in the ...
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Global variable to macros

I have a eskdi.sty style file where I define two command: \newcommand{\gostorganizatia}[2]{% \ifnum #1 = 1% 1 - text; 2 - logo \gdef\gostorganizatiaopt{text}%% \def\gostorganizatiatext#2{\...
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How to branch based on the documentclass? [duplicate]

I have a macros.tex file where I keep my macros and I use them with different document classes. I want to skip including some of my macros based on the document class (e.g. if it is beamer). How ...
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Does \InputIfFileExists not work anymore?

For several years I've used the following in most LaTeX documents to input a macros file that lives in different folders on my Mac and my Linux machine: \InputIfFileExists{/Mac/path/macros.tex}% {\...
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Conditional formatting in \newcommand

I'm using the following from a dictionary template: \newcommand{\entry}[4]{\framebox(7,7){}\hspace{.75em}\markboth{#1}{#1}\textbf{#1}\ {(#2)}\ \textit{#3}\ $\bullet$\ {#4}} \entry{Purfling}{pur-...
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How do I get list of all predefined \if commands in LaTeX?

I was trying some programming in LaTeX and found that \ifx was predefined, since I get an error from this: \documentclass[10pt]{book}% \newif\ifx \xtrue \begin{document} \end{document} Then I found ...
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If condition controlled with a loop variable

I want to print some images according to a variable being changed in a loop: if variable group is 1, then the image should not be printed. But if the value of group is 2, then the image should be ...
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How does \if actually get used?

I apologize if this is too newbie or a duplicate, but I've banged my head against it long enough, and searched without success. :( I am trying to use an \if to test for an empty string without ...
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avoid logarithm of zero in pgfmathparse conditional assignment

How can i avoid the error message ! Package PGF Math Error: I cannot calculate the logarithm of '0' (in ' 0>1 ? ln(0) : 0'). in the following code? If possible, i want to evaluate the statement ...
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\@ifpackagelater equivalent for babel's lan­guage def­i­ni­tion files?

It is possible to make conditional constructs based on the version ⟨date⟩ of a ⟨package⟩, thanks to \@ifpackagelater{⟨package⟩}{⟨date⟩}{⟨yes⟩}{⟨no⟩}. So far, so good. But this doesn't work for babel-*...
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Choose color based on value for Kpi reporting

I trying to make a report containing colored spheres that should be wrapped in a command and updated dynamically. I have defined af colored sphere that receives a color, a value and a text. The color ...
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Creating a macro that conditionally turns on an \iffalse and \fi

I'd like to construct a conditional \iffalse and \fi. Specifically, I'd like to define a counter and a macro such that if the counter set to one,the macro would either set an \iffalse, if the argument ...
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defining a global flag to conditionally remove text

Apologies in advance. I deleted many features for my mwe, but I find LaTeX so hard to debug that the act of cutting out creates more errors and triggers more questions so I'm keeping it as it is at ...
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Include optional text versions within one file [closed]

I'm still new to LaTeX and I'm not sure if this can be done, so here goes: I've got two .tex files, there pretty similar and instead of updating them individually, which as got to be a pain. I want ...
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Print \newpage under certain conditions [duplicate]

I want to define a command which prints \newpage if the remaining free space on the current page is below a certain size, e.g. 200pt. I tried to adapt the snippet to my needs. The problem is that the ...
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Check if a string is just numbers or includes letters

Well, the title pretty much says it all, I'm looking for a way to tell if a string has any letters in it or if it's made up of just numbers. I used biblatex as a tag here because of my question's ...
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Test if package with given options can be loaded

I need to introduce in my preamble a conditional structure to load a package if its complete version is installed, load its light version if it exists, or load some standard package otherwise. The ...
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Conditional test inside command parameter

I want to call \includegraphics with parameter width= #1\textwidth if the number i have provided thru \mycmd is >= 1 and scale= #1 otherwise. I already saw this: Can I conditionally scale an image ...
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Setting a counter value based on a conditional statement?

I've been trying to google and this seems like a silly thing that should be obvious, but everywhere I look is answering how to use counter values inside a conditional statement, which I can do fine. ...
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Check if two labels are undefined

I'm struggling to test if there are two labels undefined, in order to include some specific files only in that case. Until now, I only needed one condition: workshop, so I was checking like: \...
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Codeblock execution conditional on filename

When making minutes of a meeting, I use two .tex files: an agenda- and a minutes file. The first one is included in the second one with the pdfpages package. Now, whilst the two files are identical ...
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Combining \DTLgmeanforall with a conditional in a table created by datatool

I am organizing a list of students an there marks for exams in a .csv Document. These are printed in a tabular environment with the help of datatool. The Table lists the marks an the resulting mean. ...
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How do I let a float know on which column it is placed?

Is there a safe and sound way to let the insides of a float environment know on which column the float is placed? Here is an examples that fails: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage[...
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How to write macro with variable amount of text variables

I am trying to make a signature block macro that accepts a variable number of text variables so that I can add or subtract the text without using empty fields "{}" as arguments. \sigblock{0}{2}{...
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ifboolexpr with a list of toggles - true if any toggle is true

I'd like to write a single file with a collection of e.g. questions, but I want to produce various outputs with a different subsets of all questions each. So at the beginning of my file I want to ...
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Conditional formating of a verbatim type argument

I write problem sets whose answer keys contain matlab code. To accomplish this, I'm using matlab-prettifier, but I need to condition the output on whether I'm outputing the problem set questions or ...
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commands / package for target-group-specific creation of documents

Is there a package that allows me to create target-group-specific documents. Basically I have two scenarios: There is an exercise document and each task is initially followed by a solution. In that ...
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How do I define a \ifcommand only if it is not already defined?

To deal with a mess of compilation alternatives with multiple files, I use some \ifSomething switches. But I stumble when I need to check if a switch is defined, and define it if it is not. Minimal ...
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Conditional input of a file depending on a keyword that its contains

I have several files containing each an exercise and to make a document I include a set of this files. Some of them need a special treatment so I need a to make a conditional input command that test a ...
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String comparison

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{xifthen, xstring} \newcommand{\IfOne}[3]{ \if\TokenIsIn#1 #2 \else #3 \fi } \newcommand{\IfTwo}[3]{ \ifthenelse{\equal{\TokenIsIn}{#1}}{#2}{#3} ...
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Check what kind of document class is used with MWE

I try to autodefine the preamble using this and that approach but do get Undefined control sequence. \@ifundefined{\KOMAClassName } in case I write report for scrreprt. for both options. \...
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Testing for oneside or twosided document

After reading basics about catcode I started to use conditionals to autoset the preamble. Surprisingly when sandwiching the command I do get the error Undefined control sequence. \if@oneside, also ...
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Spacing is off with convenience command

I want to define a command called \ksp{} that looks like this: \newcommand*{\ksp}{K_{sp}} However, this function gives an error if it's not invoked in math mode. See example here. \documentclass{...
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\IfStrEqCase issue using \csname

I want to use \csname inside \IfStrEqCase but I have an error. Here is my code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,hidelinks]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{...
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ifthen with different format numbers

I want to compare the number with different format, but do not get the desired result. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{numprint} \npthousandsep{,} \npdecimalsign{.} \...
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Toggle is not checked

I used the answer from here for checking if an environment is placed on another page than the enclosing environment. I want to execute other commands as soon as I am on a new page, but only once on ...
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Conditional preamble and pstricks problem \psTilt and \PstLightThreeDText

Look at the following MWE. \PassOptionsToPackage{export}{adjustbox} \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{adjustbox} \newcounter{psextern} \makeatletter \...
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Can't insert linebreaks and ampersands in math mode using \newif

I write lecture notes and beamer slides using lots of macros containing math expressions. I'd like to be able to format conditional on whether or not I'm running beamer. So I've written ...
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Two column layout with bilingual two tables of contents for each language

Using texlive on Debian Jessie I am writing my application for a position and would like to include versions of the content in both German and English. I would like to have a page right after the ...
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Formatting matlab code within a macro

I know there have been a number of posts relating to this topic, in particular this one, but I find it impossible to believe that it's simply impossible to do the following incredibly basic thing ...