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Change a letter in the alphabet in alphabetic counter

Using an alphabetical counter in arabic by the command \alph, it gives for the first letter of alphabet the arabic letter ا which is not so "beautiful" to use... I want to use the letter أ instead of ...
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Expand second argument/counter

I'm currently working on a somewhat automatic way to generate B+ trees. Thus I introduced a new macro to generate the content of a matrix of nodes which should also generate the labels automatically. ...
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Adding a new crossref type for a user-defined environment

In short, I'm trying to define an environment comment which has its own crossref type and counter. I want to be able to refer to these comment environments later. Looks like cleveref does what I ...
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Continue counting for footnotes in a sideways-table

I'd like my sideways-table footnotes to continue the counting of the normal footnotes. At the moment the footnotes in my sideways-table restart counting. Here's what I've got: \documentclass[11pt, ...
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arrays of counters for tikz nodenumbers?

Answering How to highlight portions of a matrix is a nice technique that isn't invasive, but requires manually numbering the nodes. I'd generalized it slightly: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to expand the countername before calling \newconter or \addtocounter

I need to do the following \newcounter{problem\theenumi} Clearly, enumi changes with time, but the counter name must be fixed NOW! So, for example, even after \end{enumerate} I should have access ...
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Subequations, tags and numbering

I have a problem with the following code. \begin{subequations} \begin{empheq}{align} & a = b \label{E1} \\ & c = d \label{E2} \end{empheq} \end{subequations} \begin{subequations} ...
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Correct usage of the LaTeX \newcounter and associated commands?

Previously I had a question about the \newcount command. I was then led to consider the \newcounter command instead, that does allow the use of digits in counter names. Accordingly, I have modified ...
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Workaround that allows the use of digits as part of counter names?

I tried to define indexed counters, such as x1, x2, . . . etc, by defining them like this : \newcount\x1, \newcount\x2, . . . etc, but it didn't work. Is there a workaround for this in TeX or LaTeX ? ...
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How do I disable the theorem counter for \autoref when using an extended theorem name?

I’m writing a paper, and I need to quote a theorem by a mathematician whom we’ll call Genius. This theorem already goes by a well-known name, say Genius’ Special Theorem. I’d like to cite this theorem ...
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How to make the asterisk a part of a counter?

I am writing a usual article in amsart style using amsthm package to number the theorems. I need to enumerate certain conditions, while two of them have to bear the same number differing only with an ...
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macro for glossaries counter

I want custom my glossaries, and specially I want to have something like My glossary entry, its signification (see p. 1), if this entry mentioned only once or My glossary entry, its signification ...
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Print counter value minus 1

I have defined a new counter that keeps increasing each time I call the macro that's using it. How can I print the counter value minus one? Something like \value{\theCounter-1} but formatted for text? ...
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Cross-referencing to included PDF with counter and argument in the label

I would like to use the following code for including PDF documents in my LaTeX document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,fleqn,parskip=half]{scrartcl} \usepackage{lscape} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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customised Symbol-list for Numberstyles other than arabic/roman/alpha, etc

When using \enumerate one can enter \begin{enumerate}[(a)] and each item will be numbered (a), (b), (c), (d), \ldots. Similarly for \begin{enumerate}[i)] — one gets i), ii), iii), iv), etc. I am ...
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Reset equation numbering after each section

I would like to reset equation numbering after each section or subsection. Right now I use \setcounter{equation}{0} I saw in another page you could also reset it by adding the following line to the ...
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\stepcounter does not work in \item optional argument

I need a simple enumerate list with a custom label but I can't use the enumitem package. \documentclass{article} \newcounter{mycounter} \setcounter{mycounter}{1} ...
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Enumerating tabular data

How do you enumerate tabular data like this? a) stuff stuff stuff b) stuff stuff stuff c) stuff stuff stuff I considered making a table then using a counter: ...
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Removing the step numbering from cuisine package

I would like to remove the step number from the cuisine package. That is the 1 that appears in the left side of the ingredients in the following code: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Defining xkeyval keys within a loop

I have a project for which I make extensive use of the great xkeyval package. However, I'm still struggling with some more extravagant things. For example, I want to use enumerated keys (key1 to keyN, ...
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Want page numbers to increase by 2 instead of 1

Does anybody know of a way to change the page number counter so that it increases by 2 instead of 1? I tried writing \newcommand{\anewpage}{\newpage} ...
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array: incrementing in an array with a prescribed rule

From an earlier post, tabular environment: incrementing the headings, I learned some of the basics of incrementing a counter in an array. However, I don't know enough yet to set up a counter for the ...
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Defining special counter

Theorem counters can be set to zero automatically on changes of chapter, section, or subsecion, by the second optional argument of \newtheorem (e.g. \newtheorem{foo}{Foo}[section] produces a theorem ...
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Number of row in a tabular

Is there a simple way to get the number of rows of a given tabular ? More precisely, I have a variable \t@b which contains something like foo & bar \\ foo & bar \\ foo & bar I will ...
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References for asparenum enviroment with counters dependable from section

guys! I'm writing math lectures using my own enviroment for definitions: \newenvironment{mydefs} {\begin{asparaenum}[\P\slshape\thesection.a]} {\end{asparaenum}} So every definition is numbered ...
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How do I feed evaluated references into this sorting routine?

Below is some code I cobbled together from examples found on the net. I would like the sorted list routine to use the results of evaluating \ref rather than using the literal argument of \ref. ...
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Passing current counter value to stack data structure

I'm trying to combine a stack data structure with a \newcounter{} definition so that I can automatically pair together a collection of points scattered throughout my text. Each point is either ...
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How to change \thepage when using alphalph?

The following MWE, in which I'm trying to change \thepage in order to show both the chapter number and the page, does not compile if the alphalph package is loaded. How should it be done? ...
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Figure numbering without section number, problem with subfigure

My requirement is as per the sequence number of the figures a document e.g. 2 (a) 2 (b), but the number is showing 5.3 5.3 9repeated), as it is written in 5th section.
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How to keep increasing counters for content that is (optionally) hidden?

I have a framework for creating exercises, where the content of the solution to each subproblem is fed into a \solution-macro, which only displays its content if a global boolean is set to true. What ...
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New counter that can be referenced

I have created a method \makeExample that creates a new counter called example. Can you tell me how I can modify it, so that I can make references to the example counter? So that I for example can ...
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Pause framenumber

I have some slides in Beamer and I would like to stop the counter of the number of slides at some point: in the example below, instead of getting 1/5, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/5, I would like to have ...
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Hyperref stops zref from picking the appropriate counter

zref's counter module allows one to track which counter was (ref)stepped, similar in functionality to autoref. The property keeping track of this counter is aptly called counter. Consider the ...
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Counters incremented too many times in a beamer presentation with overlays

It seems that a frame with overlays in Beamer needs to be processed multiple times. The problem is that a counter that should only be incremented once is incremented more than expected. How to avoid ...
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How do I reset the footnote cross-referencing counter for each chapter?

I am writing my thesis in the document class scrbook, and have the footnotes counter set to start again from 1 in each chapter. However when I reference a source more than once within a chapter, it ...
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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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Use the counter value as an argument

Do you know a simple way to use the current counter value to call the argument in a macro? In myPackage I have this Note: I have the for loop defined as % ...
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ExerciseSelect with counter as key

I would like to use ExcerciseSelect to choose some questions in order to create different assignments. I have more than 140 different questions. Ideally I would like to make something like student 1 ...
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list of newcounter

I've set up a newcounter in a LaTeX document: \newcounter{example}[section] \newenvironment{example}[1][]{\refstepcounter{example}\par\medskip \textbf{Example~\theexample. #1} \rmfamily}{\medskip} ...
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Increment counter only if no page break occurs

I'm trying to create a form that contains a series of test instructions, each of which are represented as minipages and take up between 1/3 - 1/2 of a standard A4 page. What I'd like is to be able to ...
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refstepcounter in tcolorbox option

I want to increment a counter and update the current label in the phantom key of the tcolorbox environment, but it is not working, as can be seen in the example below: \documentclass{article} ...
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Counter inside a tikz tree

I would like to increment and print counter at some node of tikz tree. I am able to do it when the tree grows to bottom, but not when it grows to left. My problem is that couter must be increment ...
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Is there a counter or variable that can be used to store numbers with decimals?

I'm working on an invoice document which has a "Grand Total" at the end of the document after some rows of invoice items. As such, I need to keep a running count of the total for each row. Using the ...
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Associate counters — stepping (many) counters simultaneously

This is (perhaps) not a real question and there maybe already an answer to my proposition/request. The situation There are packages that provide the number of the last page (i.e. lastpage or the ...
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How to add the total marks using probsoln [duplicate]

I am trying to add the total marks at the end of an exam paper using probsoln. All the questions are in a seperate file and I just use \loadallproblems to add them to the exam paper. I add the number ...
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Label counter in loop

I want to label my figures like this: \label{fig:scatterysX} Where is x a number which changes to some kind of step counter (numeric). I tried \newcounter{foo}, \stepcounter{foo} in the loop, and ...
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Change \part counter to text: from I to ONE

I have included the \part command into my dissertation in \documentclass{report} which automatically uses Roman numerals: I, II, etc. as its counter. Is it possible to change these to text/string ...
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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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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 ...