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Stop counting inside a presentation with Beamer

I have some slides in Beamer and I would like to stop the counter of the number of slides at some point and get, for example, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 4/4. Could you help me?
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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 ...
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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 ...