{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 conditionally draw nodes of a tree in TikZ

I want to draw several trees with tikZ (Version 2.10) which are very similar in the sense that there is a first tree and the others are obtained by ommiting some of the nodes of the first one. I ...
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How to test whether pic text is empty in TiKZ?

If I wish to add a pin to a node in TiKZ, I can do so like this: \documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node [draw, thick, circle, minimum ...
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Incomplete \iftrue is valid input?

Is LuaTeX beta-0.79.1 correct in thinking the following is valid input: \iftrue \bye
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Is there a way to display a specific command and hide the rest

I would like to use the same Latex source file for both my document and the accompanying slides. When creating a document it's easy to hide the slide sections by doing this: \newcommand{\slide}[1]{} ...
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Conditional for documentclass [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to execute a command depending on the used documentclass. \documentclass{dinbrief} %\documentclass[a4paper]{letter} \usepackage{ifthen} \begin{document} ...
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ifx, macros and grouping

I do not understand how \ifx interacts with macro definitions. Here is a minimal example: \def\a#1{\b} \def\b#1#2{[#1:#2]} \a ABC The output is [B:C], as expected. If I change the definition of \a ...
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Smaller vertical space between repeated environments

I have a new environment that is defined with addvspace at the beginning and end. This works fine if it is surrounded by text. Now, I want this space to be smaller (smallskipamount) between these ...
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Conditionals used in defining of new environment

I want to produce two versions of one document with different content. The idea is to comment out certain sections if a logical variable is false. This logical variable will be inputted eventually ...
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Read number from file

I have a file called _runs.ini. Depending on its content, the document is compiled differently. I tried to read the content and executed a \ifthenelse-command without success. Here's my MWE: ...
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How to translate \ifthenelse from “ifthen” to “etoolbox”?

Trying to make conditional expressions that inspect the total page count of the document (see this question), I've found this solution using ifthen package: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use the total page count in a conditional expression?

I would like to have different footer or page style depending on whether the document has one or more pages. I am not very experienced with TeX programming, so the answers about "Comparing an argument ...
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Аnalog of \ifodd condition for verification if page number is equal to some constant

I have a great example of using \ifodd condition if \makeatletter environment showed by @Symbol 1. \begin{document} \makeatletter \newbox\LT@oddhead \newbox\LT@evenhead ...
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Wonky behavior from \@ifnextchar,

When I compile the below MWE the first \@ifnextchar, always evaluates to false, which is clearly wrong in the last case. However, the second one (within \punctuationcheck) works just fine. Why would ...
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Omega appears from if result

I am attempting to edit an if statement that I was using in an environment I created. Previously, the code was \if #1\empty \else \textbf{#1.}\hspace{0.5em}% \fi I want to change it to something ...
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Is there a way to have different behavior for even pages and odd pages

I would like to modify the below template so that it prints out 1 problem per sheet. Example: Problem 1 on pages 1-3, problem 2 on 5-6 and nothing on page 4. Another Example: Problem 1 on Pages 1-2, ...
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Output two files

I'm tiring of maintaining two different CV and resume .tex files and want to combine them into a single file. I'm considering etoolbox as a way of combining my CV and resume into the same. Then I ...
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Defining a command that scans every arguments' macro “looking for” a token

Knowing that every command declaration with conditionally optional arguments, as \foo{...} expanding into \foo[default]{...} can be defined by \newcommand\foo[1][default]{...} or the safer version of: ...
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Tikz: draw a circle only in selected nodes

I created a table of nodes using tikz. And now I want to draw a circle inside every even node. I started from just trying to draw a circle in the second node. But my code is not working: ...
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Defining a command that conditionally defines/checks for counters

In order to complete one custom package command I needed an internal macro, I called it \@test@count{❬argument❭}, and should accomplish the following: Internally defines a new counter \❬argument❭ ...
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Write multiple pdfs with different options

Thanks a lot for the help in advance. This might be a stupid question, or a potential overkill for this kind of forum, but the situation is as follows: I'm writing my dissertation and - of course - ...
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A command which concatenates a string an arbitrary number of times

I'm trying to define a command \repeatstring{#1}{#2} which repeats the string #2 #1 times. Here is what I tried: (it is based on what I found in How to concatenate strings into a single command?) ...
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Showing/Hiding verbatim environment based on boolean condition

I would like to show and hide a verbatim or spverbatim environment based on a boolean condition (sth. like \showenv). I tried the solutions proposed at Hide custom environment content based on ...
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Conditional based on the version of pdflatex?

I would like to do this: \pdfsuppresswarningpagegroup=1 However, this feature is only supported by pdftex 1.40.15 and higher. How can I do this conditionally, so that my document won't be broken in ...
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Auto colour numbers in range

If I had some numbers in a tabular column, is there a way to automatically change the font colour of them if they are outside a range; eg red if under 10 and green if over 50? \documentclass{article} ...
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Conditional spacing based on length of chapter title

In LaTeX, (or possibly XeLaTeX), how can one achieve the following: A double spacing a 1- or 2-line chapter title, and single spacing under a 3- or more-line chapter title. A triple space ...
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How can I check if the filename of a LaTeX document contains a string?

I am preparing a LaTeX beamer presentation for students. I am looking for a simple way to create two versions of my presentation. One version for the Students, which just contains the text of the ...
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Conditional Zebra Tables

First, I'm using LyX with a rather long preamble because I want things fairly specific, but almost all the code in the preamble is cut-n-pasted from the 'Net with a couple modifications. I'm not a ...
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LaTeX3: If next in input stream is command X or environment X, do Y else Z

Because I write my own document class (okay, I try to ...), this question bothers me for weeks as there are many situation, in which I need something like this. Is there a way to test, if the next ...
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Menu Selection in LaTeX [closed]

I want to create a menu selection for different documents, what I mean for example is to run latex over the terminal, and the terminal prompt you if you want to create a diploma, a letter, a book, ...
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Ifthenelse variable equality

Last week I made simple coordinate transformation in order to define \tdplotsetcoord in Cartesian coord. system. My work and support of exp. user can be viewed in this topic. The code looks as ...
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ifthenelse equal string comparison fails

I am trying to fix some problems with the accessibility.sty package from www.babs.gmxhome.de There is one string comparison which always results to false, i.e. the language code definition will not ...
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vspace mysteriously being inserted after nested custom environment

I have created my own environment that creates a table using tabu and then puts some vertical space after it, unless my environment is being nested, in which case I want it to skip the vertical space. ...
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How do I add multiple macro definition inside an \ifbool compound statement?

What follows is my example doofus.sty: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesPackage{doofus}% [2014/01/01 v0.01a LaTeX doofus package]%\filedate\space\fileversion\space \typeout{Package doofus, \csname ...
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Is there any analog to #pragma once in (La)TeX?

In C, I can write #pragma once as a preprocessor directive at the top of a header file, which tells any compiler that supports it to include the file a maximum of one time per compilation cycle, ...
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Simple if statement latex

Having difficulties understanding basic latex operations I want to use: if not (number between x and y): next iteration in loop Can anyone help me with a simple if statement for this? \newread\reader ...
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\if and \fi inside different \def macros

Recently I failed to solve specific task in LaTeX. I wanted to make document with several sections, each divided on several subsections. Each section I had placed to separate files, and used \input ...
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Print text when bibliography is empty

With biblatex, I'm looking for a way to check if the bibliography is empty, and if so, print some custom text. Something along the lines of this pseudocode: \ifempty\thebibliography [[ no ...
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conditional loop printing text and icon

I'm new in the Latex world. I'm writing a little guide and I've choose Latex, in particular Texmaker for writing it. I'm trying to do a loop for printing some instruction as File -> Save as -> Ok. ...
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Background image used for a whole section/chapter at once

I've seen a few examples with \BgThisPage being used to specify a background image for 1 single page (or another command to set one for ALL pages at once). Those two extremes are the only options I ...
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testing parameter values with \ifx

Let's say that I would like to redefine \@seccntformat so that whenever the section counter is printed, it is prefixed by Section, but other counters should no be changed. Here is my failed attempt: ...
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LYX - Conditional Sections

I've created an automatic report for my company that gets some input datasets and automatically returns a data analysis report with texts, figures, tables, and some data analysis results. Depending on ...
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Strange errors while writing a package

This short document: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{gnu} \begin{document} \end{document} with the following package: %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \def\fileversion{2.7} ...
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text inside tikz node which can skip to an other

I would like to put text in a mini page with fixed length inside a tikz node using \sbox , if the text skip a specified length (10cm) it will be saved in an other \sbox and used inside a tikz node ...
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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: ...