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How to have only 1 space between a word and a counter [duplicate]

I am using the following counter: \newcounter{foo} \newcommand\num{ \refstepcounter{foo} \thefoo.} Two (2) spaces are automatically inserted between the preceding word and the counter ...
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\setcounter{} destroyed my file, it does not compile any more

I was doing \paragraph to include a third subsection but my third subsection came out not numbered at all. I got help from someone suggesting me to use setcounter (see my related question: Is there a ...
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Count points per task

We have a cooperate design template for exams. The disadvantage is, that we have to count the point for each task manually. My idea was to this automatically with counters. What I am looking for: ...
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Automatic tabular cell switching

Now I want to automatically switch cols and rows by counting. I have already pinned the issue down to the alignment character &: \newcounter{myRow} \newcounter{myCol}[myRow] \setcounter{myRow}{1} ...
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Printing value of a unique counter outside mdframed

I have defined commands for a unique counter, i can retrieve the values if the counter unique name is not defined inside mdframed, what could be the problem, i cant seem to retrive the value if ...
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Problems with TeX scoping [duplicate]

If I use \global\advance\itemno by 1% \ifnum\itemno=4\the\itemno\fi I get 5. If I use \global\advance\itemno by 1% \itemno=\itemno% \ifnum\itemno=4\the\itemno\fi I get 4 as expected. Why is ...
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Maximum number of counters am I allowed to make/have?

I'm currently working on generating the pentest-reports of the company I work for with tex. I came across the totcounter package which I use for the overview table of the findings. there i'm adding ...
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how to no counting the cover and the abstract pages?

I was vieweing posts but, I can´t find the solution. I have a cover, an post-cover page, and an abstract page. How can I do to starting counting on the next page?
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Generate automatic revision's numbering tabular

Situation I have to make a cover template for a document. At the end of the page, I have to add the revision number with other useful info like this example: \begin{tabular}{lccl} Revision 0 ...
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How to change enumerate style in GSM package

I used GSM LaTeX package of AMS to write a book, in which the enumerate environment gives the result as follows: (1) If blah blah blah. (2) Else blah blah blah. (3) Or blah blah blah.... I want ...
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Corollary counter in SVmono

When using the predefined Theorem and Corollary commands using the Springer template svmono, the theorem and corollary counters are different. How can I make the counters match? The desired effect ...
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How to reset all counters at once?

I have several environments in my .tex file. I'd like to know if there is a way to reset all counters at once? To clarify what I mean, suppose we have environments theorem, proposition, etc., and ...
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Advanced hierarchical counting for theorems

I want to number successive theorems with hierarchical counting (top level counter n, sub level counter m) in a way that I can chose from the following options for each theorem: Theorem n. ...
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Subtheorems with alphabetic number

I would like to create a list of tasks using LaTeX. Therefore I created a theorem called task. For some tasks I would like to create additional subtheorems using alphabetic numbering. Currently my ...
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How do you automate the creation of titles from section titles in beamer?

I want to automate the creation of titles in beamer such that an environment Frame sets the title to this pattern <current-section> (<frame-number>) where <current-section> is the ...
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Automate a running counter through a document

The following minimal example demonstrates my situation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{calculator} \newcommand{\pts}{0} \begin{document} \ADD{\pts}{3}{\pts}\pts \ADD{\pts}{3}{\pts}\pts ...
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How to make some visible effect on the output file of a document “invisible” or non-effective while fulfilling its “invisible” function?

Are there any commands/packages/environments that can make some code that has a visible effect in the output file as if it were not written but fulfilling its internal function? For example, ...
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How to print the value of the last \refstepcounter in the first page in the memoir class?

I made an environment named sol, that has a \refstepcounter command. I want to print on the first page of my document how many sol environments I have made in my document. ...
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Spacing issue in new environment from a theorem

I'm trying to create a theorem environment that I can use to repeat a theorem that has been previously stated in a book but number it the same as the 1st instance. I found some sort of solution: ...
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Arbitrary named counter, referenced

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I simply can't find it, despite voluminous searching. Some question answer bits of my question, but not the whole. The problem is this. I want a counter ...
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Retrieve a table with a Macro

I would like to retrieve a table with a Command which is using an new environment including a table. So basically something like: \begin{measurtab}{Test 2110} \value{0.0}{0.0} \end{measuretab} ...
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Chapter and figure numbers in TiKz externalize prefix

I would like my externalised figures to have prefixes reflecting the chapter in which they are from, but when I do: \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=TiKz/\value{chapter}] ...
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How to change imakeidx section title without breaking the .ind file creation?

I'm using a macro that messed around with the \section command, breaking \printindex in the process when using imakeidx. I'm pretty sure the problem lies about lines 252-253 in imakeidx.sty: ...
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Automatically add List of Abbreviations (totcount and acronym)

I would like to have a list of abbreviations automatically added if there are abbreviations. I am using acronym for the abbreviations and am currently trying to count the \ac commands using totcount. ...
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Check for first occurrence of element in chapter

I'm writing a text containing several chapters. In addition, I use about 50 acronyms. Now I would like to expand the acronym in each chapter, but only at its first occurrence. For this, I'm thinking ...
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When do variables in classes get evaluated? [closed]

I am developing a non-trivial class that is fairly large and complex. So far, everything has worked the way I designed it to be. I apologize ahead of time as I cannot provide a MWE as my question is ...
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What's wrong with that code?

\def\totalobjects@putlabel{% \addtocounter{totalpage}{\c@page} \immediate\write\@auxout{\string \newlabel{reftotaltables}{{}{\refstepcounter{totalpage}}{\relax }{}{}}} } ...
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Why is \newcount declared \outer?

I'm a user primarily of Plain TeX. Lately I get annoyed about the \outer nature of \newcount, especially when I write macros which require temporary internal variables, variables which really need not ...
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Setting Counters for Theorems

I'm using the following code to generate the "lemma" functionality in my document: \newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{Lemma} However, the first lemma I define appears as Lemma 0.1. I tried using the ...
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How do you change table numbers in the title?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{dcolumn} \begin{document} \setcounter{page}{3} % Table generated by Excel2LaTeX from sheet 'nipo' \begin{table}[htbp] \centering ...
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Cross-reference of custom environments created with environ and TikZ package

Problem: I want to create an environment named Example, and the environment has a counter (number within chapter). I want to refer to the counter for illustration just as the table, figure and ...
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How can I explicitly ask a \label{} command to refer to a given counter?

Question In a comment there, I learnt that The latest \refstepcounter before \label sets the counter for \label Is it possible to explicitly ask a \label{} command to refer to a given counter? ...
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Changing counters across and within sections

I am making a document with glosses (using package gb4e) and sections. The glosses correspond to certain numbers within certain chapters, but these chapters do not correspond to the sections I'm ...
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How do I use aliascnt with cleveref?

I'm trying to compile the HoTT book with htlatex, and was trying to reproduce an issue that occurs with htlatex but not pdflatex. However, I couldn't even manage to get a small working example using ...
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Only show header if section number > 0

The current section name + chapter.section number is shown in the header. This is normal behaviour (what I want). Example: How can I remove the header text, if there is no section on the page. The ...
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Shared counter (between description environments) results in “undefined control sequence” [closed]

The objective is to share the counter SharedCTR1 across the description environments. The following code works with only one description environment, but not with both. \documentclass{report} ...
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Increasing counter ten by ten in Tcolorbox… and refer good?

I'm writing a book of probability in arabic, using polyglossia, and I want to increase the counter of some of my boxes ten by ten (the cause of this is that the arabic letters are numeroted with ...
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Using decimal values for figure-captions (floats)

Given a figure and a section i need the figures in that section to be labeled in a section.counter manner. Example First figure, section 3. should be Figure 3.1 I can only use \documentclass{article} ...
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Conditional on counter definition (TeX) [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a conditional where the test is the definition of a counter with a specific name, i.e. "if there exists a counter named foo, then do [bar], otherwise do [baz]"? If so, how do I ...
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General advice on how to manage references between multiple files

I need to cut my .tex files into several files, and to compile each file separately. I will need to do some work to ensure that the references and the counters work well. Before starting this work, I ...
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Hyperref did not work properly when I reset the section-counter during the document

Hyperref from the TOC bring me to the wrong part of the document when I RESET the section counter in each PART. -- When I click in the TOC on section 1 in part II, the hyperref brings to section 1 in ...
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How can I have references to several counters in a formatted way with \ref{}?

I have two counters in my document, counterA and counterB. I would like the references \ref{} in my document to be printed as 1.a) or 2., etc. where the digit refers to counterA and the letter to ...
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LastPage not defined - can't get “page x of y” - even after multiple compiles

Here is my MWE: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,oneside,notitlepage]{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Command that changes its definition the nth time it's used

I need a command to behave differently the first time than the next times it's called. Right now I use \newcommand\foo{First\gdef\foo{Next}}, that is, it redefines itself the first time. Moreover, I ...
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Make a counter “update” exercise in environment exercise

I wrote a book in about year 2010. Now I want to add (update) some exercises and count all updated Exercises. But I only can Update 2014. How can I make Update 0ne 2014, Update two 2014, ... or ...
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how to get rid of first bullet in paralist-bibliography

In this question, I managed to get a single-paragraph-bibliography using paralist. Now I want to get rid of the first bullet. I got it working for a normal paraenum list, but it fails for the ...
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Problem with listings when using line numbers, `name`, and `beamer` overlays

It's is well known that to ensure that a certain <counter> is automatically reset on subsequent slides of a same frame one has to use either \resetcounteronoverlays{<counter>} (for LaTeX ...
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Cross reference to counter in section title

I am trying to use a custom counter in Latex in order to auto number Use Cases in section titles (eg. \section{UC <counter>: use case title}). I also want a \usecaseref command to substitute a ...
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Changing the starting question number in examdesign

I'm trying to change the starting number for questions in an examdesign test. I have to re-use scantrons throughout the semester, so I need to change the starting number on multiple choice problems. ...
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Save counter value inside command?

I'm trying to automatically generate commands based on the value of a counter: \documentclass{article} \newcounter{count} \newcommand\generator[1]% {% \stepcounter{count}% ...