{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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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 ...
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If algorithm in Latex

I want to create a simple algorithm in my latex document. I have a variable which comes to my latex template from the web-form it can have just two values "yes" or "no", so in case if this value "yes" ...
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Conditional pagebreak depending on position on page

Is there a way to say, add a newline here, if there are less than x empty lines before the next assumed pagebreak? something like \newpageIfThisLineIsLinesAwayFromBottomLessThan{5} I know that this ...
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A method of distinguishing Iverson from other brackets?

Is there a common idiom or method for distinguishing Iverson brackets from "normal" brackets? In all examples I've seen, simple braces [...] are used for both; but in complex expressions, this can ...
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If command in LaTex

I am writing a project for a course and I want to make each Part to have a different color image on the side. But to do this I have to make a loop (that's what I think) to recognize the Part and and ...
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Counting the number of strings stored in array

I stored a list of strings (command strings) in an array following the answer here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/215571/61517 . Now I wanted to access them randomly, and therefore I added a random ...
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How to print “Spring” if in month is in Jan-June? Otherwise “Fall”?

I teach classes and in my notes I have "Fall 2015" during fall semester and "Spring 2016" during Spring semester. I can use \the\year for the year. But is there something like \the\season for ...
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Choose documentclass according to condition

I would like to choose the documentclass according to a value. For instance, something like this \newcommand{\mode}{0} if (mode is 0) then \documentclass{...} else if (mode is 1) then \documentclass{...
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problems with ifthen and tabularx

I have a problem related with ifthen and tabularx packages. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tabularx,colortbl} \usepackage{xcolor} \...
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“Extra \fi” error when defining mutually exclusive package options with conditionals

I have been trying to create a package, which loads the babel package and sets the language with an option. I've been getting strange errors when trying to define mutually exclusive package options, ...
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How do I extend if logic from skipping particular slides to specific portions of a Beamer frame?

I have the following working structure for excluding particular lecture slides from the article form of a lecture: \documentclass[11pt,handout]{beamer} \newif\iflecture \lecturetrue % Next three ...
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Using if then logic with Beamer for integrated lecture notes [duplicate]

I am very comfortable with Beamer and Latex but have never used if then constructions. I typically build a lecture in complete slides, edit with pauses for a lecture version and finally distribute a ...
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Using \let to change the argument of a a \newif command

I want to be able to switch mid-document between writing indices as subscripts vs within parens, e.g., x_t vs x(t). I've written some code to do this, see below. Everything is conditioned on the ...
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How to conditionally color nodes in a grid with a style

I have 3 styles called S1, S2 and S3. I want to conditionally color the nodes. I tried the \ifnum with no luck. You can see the single line of code that has been commented out. That is what I ...
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Using a command (or a variable) in if/then condition

Imagine the following situation: A school offers two courses, course A and course B. One of the courses is math and the other is physics. Math is taught by Bill, and physics is taught by Susan. I want ...
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Set draft depending on operating system

I'm working on two different operating systems - MacOS and Windows. While the main part of my work is done on OSX, I sometimes switch to windows for several reasons. Problem is: Windows and OSX don'...
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Programming a step function- part2

Based on a macro given by egreg in this question: Programming a step function I obtain a program which tests in which interval is a number \alpha, between the numbers bone, btwo, bthree, bfour. I use ...
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Conditionals and arrayjobx

I am struggling with the use of conditionals, I have a basic example given below that will output the table included. The code starts by defining \myletterA as the A character, and an array called \...
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How can I implement xstring's \IfBeginWith equivalently in a non-user-level macro?

I have a string check macro \IfBeginsWith from xstring that is wrapped in a non-user level macro. I have learned here that the wrong approach would be to use user-level commands in a wrapper that no ...
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Formatted table based on arrayjob

I want to setup a rowcolor and the cell content of a tabular accordingly to the values stored into an array (arrayjob). The next MWE \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{arrayjob} %\usepackage{...
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How to force-expand a \def for \in@?

Take the following code as an example: \documentclass{standalone} \def\myvar{foobar} \begin{document} \makeatletter \in@{foo}{foobar}\ifin@ Yes\else No\fi, \in@{foo}{\myvar}\ifin@ Yes\else No\fi \...
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How to only print endnote section if there are any endnotes?

I am using the enotez package and would like to be able to call \printendnotes regardless of if there are actually any endnotes. In the case that there are no endnotes I would either like the \...
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Reset counter via macro with \ifcase in Plain

I am not able to reset a counter to zero using a macro in Plain TeX. This code uses \ifcase and the counter animalnum to output one of a list of animal names, incrementing the counter each time it is ...
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How to change the output of a command if it has been called already?

I want to create a command that changes its output the second time it gets called. For example, I want it to yield 1 the first time it's called, and 2 the second time: \newcommand\mycommand { do ...
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Conditional complex column type

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{ragged2e} % \newcolumntype{M}[1]{>{\hspace{0pt}\raggedright\arraybackslash}m{#1}} % \newcolumntype{B}[1]{>{\hspace{0pt}\centering\...
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Comparing koma variable to string

I can't quite figure out how to compare a koma variable with a string by using \usekomavar{..}. I want to set another koma variable depending on the value of the first. So I want something like this ...
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How can I test the value of two counters?

I'd like to test the value of counters (preferably as vanilla TeX as it gets). \documentclass{article} \newcounter{counterA} \newcounter{counterB} \setcounter{counterA}{2} \setcounter{counterB}{2} \...
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Automatically Detect When in an Mdframed frame title

I would like to be able to detect when I am within a frametitle={} of an mdframed environment. One way is to manually set a flag within the \frametitle={}, but wondering if there is some other way to ...
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Membership check on comma separated list [duplicate]

Does anyone know an easy way to check if an item is a member in a comma-separated list? Something like this would be excellent: \ifmember{elem1}{elem1,elem2,elem3}{true}{false} The above would ...
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tex4ht \ifdefined\HCode equivalent for Latex2rtf

One of my favorite features of tex4ht is that I can customize formatting or content depending on what compiler is being used by enclosing code in an if statement that is capable of providing a flag ...
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LaTeX \if condition

I am using \if condition in a custom command in my LaTeX document. I would like to know where I can find some good explanation about \if command. I followed a Wikibooks \if page but it's just an ...
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Creating a PDF with Content Hidden Depending on a Response to a Form

Would it possible to create a say 3-page PDF document with LaTeX such that On page 1 the reader is presented with a yes/no question through something like a radio button; If the answer is yes, then ...
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How to switch macro expansion by giving optional arguments?

Popular ways to define a macro with optional arguments is using TeX's \def with the aid of \@ifnextchar[ and/or LaTeX's \newcommand. In both cases, macro's definition usually contains its optional ...
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\left( and \right) with maximum size

I would like to have two macros that mimic \left( and \right), but limits the size of the parenthesis to \Bigl( and \Bigr) (allows smaller sizes), respectively. In the below MWE, one needs to extend ...
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How can I exclude pages from this Boolean command?

I was using the code from Harish Kumar's excellent answer to this question to create a link t my table of contents. However, I wanted to alter it so that the link did not appear on the first two ...
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Circle individual item in list dependent on boolean

Is there a way to create an enumerated list which has an item that will be circled when toggling a boolean? I'd like to use it for creating multiple-choice tests and the solution key.
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How to check for more elements a foreach loop?

I want to check if there are more elements in a foreach loop. How can this be done? This is an example for loop: \foreach \p/\q in {a/{1,2,3}, b/{4,5,6}} \foreach \r in \q { (\r) } EDIT#1 An ...