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How can I print beginning and end values of a counter within an environment?

I'm working on a formatting system for standardized tests. Within each section of a test, there are groups of consecutive questions that I might choose to contain inside an environment. ...
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Use macro as totcount counter name

In the top level of the document environment, a macro defined (using \def) can be expanded into the name of a totcount counter. This, for some reason, does not work inside an environment definition. I ...
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How to use \ref to print the value of a counter the way it was originally produced?

I want to number the lines in a table with roman numerals, and then when I cross-reference them have the reference printed in the same way. For example, \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Dynamic chaptername wrong in tableofcontents

I want to print my appendix-titles with the prefix "Appendix A: [some title]" , "Appendix B: [some other title]" ... . I used the following defined commands (runnable tex-document at the end): ...
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Created counter ist counting twice (sometimes)

I wanted to create a couter to count additional chapters (appendix of the thesis). \newcounter{anhangCount} \setcounter{anhangCount}{0} \DeclareRobustCommand{\anhangPraeFix}{ Anhang ...
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How to do IF counter+1 < … THEN nicely for beautifying Biblatex backreference

This article and snippet: BibLaTeX: Customizing backreferences Produces: [4] “Tile 3”. In: () (Cited on pages 1, 2, and 3). Now I want to get the rid off this last comma (Oxford comma) after ...
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Custom item in enumerate

I would like to have an enumerate - list in which, after 1, 2, 3, 4, I need to put 4bis. How to do it?
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What does `\escapechar` do? [duplicate]

In latex.ltx you can find several situations where \escapechar is set to -1 -- from what it's clear that it has to be a count register. But, what does it actually "count" or control? A small ...
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Can \totvalue be called in the preamble?

I am trying to use the totcount package, and I noticed some strange behaviour I cannot explain. With the following MWE : \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{totcount} ...
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Reset counter with starred sections as well (example using exsheets)

I am typesetting exercise/exam sheets with the “exsheets” package. It allows me to reset the question counter with every other counter step (e.g. with every section). Unfortunately this does not work ...
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Referencing custom counter [duplicate]

I want to define a new counter for numbering some headlines. I also would like to reference them. So, if I label the headline 3, then \ref should just return the number 3. Unfortunately, all other ...
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Increasing number in a text automatically

Is it possible in Latex to set in the "middle" of a text a field or another thing, that increases a number (without having to do this by hand)? For example: M-ERF020 M-AUSW030 the numbers between ...
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Is it possible to call/reference sagetex within a latex command?

I'm doing a few projects in which it would be very helpful to get some numbers from a sagetex environment, and then directly using them within latex. I know Latex isn't great at storing ...
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Resuming a list (for nested lists)

I'm trying to resume a list by storing and restoring the counter. This works fine (as described here), but I fail to do it for a nested list. Here's my code: \documentclass{article} ...
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exercise package; how to get counter for a custom exercise type to increment with memoir sections?

Just started learning LaTeX, because I'm trying to write a short math book. I started out using LyX, but ultimately I want more control over the typesetting, so I have to learn LaTeX. Anyway, I want ...
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Creating a new float environment without the numbering but still displaying the float type

So I would like to create a new float environment using the float package (for example) but without a counter: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{ruled} \newfloat{afloat}{t!}{log} ...
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Starting counter from 0

I'm working on a sheet of exercises using LaTeX. I've set up my sections to look like Exercise # | <title>. How can I force the section counter to start from 0, so that I can have an exercise 0 ...
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How to define a new counter independent of section

I am trying to create exercises within a paper, by which the numbering will be as one would expect (1, 2, 3, ...). However, when defining a new counter and theoremstyle: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to mark equation number but not change the reference text?

I would like to mark a few equations as special by adding an asterisk (or some other symbol) to the equation number. I accomplish this as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Saving counters

Consider the situation: Two authors A,B (in fact, it will be four) inserting comments on a tex file. Each author has his own command \alertA and \alertB to insert comments. Each author should has ...
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edit an enviroment to add to a new extra parameter

I'm trying to define a new \newenviroment but I'm having some problems. I need an enviroment that uses a counter and uses an extra parameter to write some text. I'm working with this enviroment: ...
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Error; bookmark in PDF

I have this problem in LaTeX when I use; \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{Resumen} \section*{\bf Agradecimientos} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{Agradecimientos} \tableofcontents ...
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Count number of elements in a list

This question is somewhat similar to Count the number of elements of each size in a list. It should actually be simpler but I nevertheless can't figure out how to do it without using the same code as ...
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\label is forcing roman numerals into arabic numbers

I am trying to put a caption and label on a table for a lab report. My professor insists that we use roman numerals for tables e.g. (Table IV). But the \label command is forcing 'IV' into '4' when I ...
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How to set a simple counter in a certain chapter

How can I set the equation counter to behave differently for a certain Chapter? I am writing my phd thesis, and I want to have a simple equation counter for the introduction. In general, ...
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Loop to create new counters

I want to create counters in a loop like this (with the packages multido, totcount) : \newcounter{compteurChi}% first counter \regtotcounter{compteurChi}% define the first counter as a ...
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Counting backwards

The following produces a counter that counts in increasing arabic numerals. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \newcounter{myCounter} \addtocounter{myCounter}{1} ...
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Get number of each slide and total slides with respect to the whole presentation

I need to get the number of each slide and the total number of slides in order to calculate the progress of my presentation, but I can only do this for frames, as my MWE below shows. Basically I need ...
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Dot before Chapter and Section numbers

My Chapter numbers come out to me Chapter .1 instead of Chapter 1. This problem persists throughout in section as well as ToC. A similar question is answered earlier, Dot before numbering, but it ...
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How change numbering table just in one chapter?

I have set book and numbering a table is 1.1...second chapter 2.1.....and one chapter just in one I need numbering my table just table 1 table 2.... any help ? ...
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Two different counters in chemnum package

Is there any possibility to use two independent counters within the chemnum package? I would like to label (by replacing the tags in my .eps file) substances in reactions and steps in catalytic cycles ...
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How to count the total number of sections within a chapter?

How can one count the total number of sections within each chapter? I am trying to use the totcount package, but it returns the total number of sections of the last chapter, not total number of ...
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one counter for multiple theorems?

I searched the internet for a while now but didn't quite get what i wanted. I want number different theorems with the same counter, which depends on chapter and section. eg Lemma 1.1.1 Example 1.1.2 ...
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Numbering of items in a chapter

I am writing my thesis with book class. All but one of the chapters have subsection. For the particular chapter without a subsection, the first definition number comes as 2.0.1. The 0 is for the ...
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Do a setcounter only for an included file

I have currently the following situation: I am including a Latex-File in my main file. This file already has several \section{}-parts. Now I want to let their counting begin at 1 again, but without ...
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Setting a counter to a value obtained by expansion

I use the glossaries and minitoc packages. Minitocs are generated for all glossaries printed in the table of content, eg with the toc option for the glossaries package. When one prints the glossaries ...
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Add version number to document from file

I have been going crazy looking for a solution. Essentially, I need to add the version number of the document somewhere on the title page. What I want to do is have a file such as version.tex which ...
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Own counter starts at 3 in tabularx environment

the following example shows that the self defined counter in the tabularx environment does not start with "1". Can't figure out how to define the command to always start with "1". Ideas? ...
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Missing number, treated as zero with amsmath and calc

This simple code produces "Missing number, treated as zero" \documentclass{article} \newcounter{test} \newcounter{testtwo} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Command already defined (custom command)

When compiling following code, I the compiler tells me that a command is already defined (the name is \c@b...). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Ignore numbering of some tables

I have a document with two tables. I want my second table to be Table 1 both in List of Tables and caption. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabu} \usepackage{longtable} \begin{document} ...
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Do section counters need to be reset if you reset chapter counter?

The answer to this question How to remove chapter numbering without removing it from tableofcontents was given as: \newcommand{\mychapter}[2]{ \setcounter{chapter}{#1} \setcounter{section}{0} ...
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Start inparaenum-numeration with another letter than “a)”

How can I start \begin{inparaenum} with an arbitrary letter (other than a)) after a break in the inparaenum-environment. I would like to let a new inparaenum-environment be related to the end of the ...
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Counter not incrementing when defining crefname with cleveref and algpseudocode

I am renaming the "line" label for lines in the algorithmic environment, since I am using the default label for lstlisting environment. As soon as I add define \crefname for it, the counter does not ...
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How do counts differ from numexpr

To do basic arithmetic on numbers, one can utilize TeX counts, \newcount\c \c=2 \advance\c 3 \typeout{\the\c} LaTeX counters \newcounter{c} \setcounter{c}{2} \addtocounter{c}{3} \typeout{\thec} ...
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Generate a sequence of dates in LaTeX

In LaTeX, I'd like to generate a sequence of dates, which repeats on Monday and Wednesday every week. The sequence should look like: Mon 3/30 Wed 4/1 Mon 4/6 Wed 4/8 ... I have tried to use the ...
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Beamer: transparency of a picture on section frame depending of section number

I'm a new Beamer user. The following code is there just to explain what I intent to do: Put on the "sectionpage" frames a picture with transparency, the transparency level being function of the ...
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How to set the counter for examples to continue from theorems?

I have the following lines: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, twoside]{thesis} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm,amsfonts,amscd,amsrefs} ...
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How to get LaTeX to expand at the correct position?

I have a latex document which in the main part lists a number of "tasks" (for students to solve); to each task belongs a "script", however, all scripts are supposed to be printed in an appendix at the ...
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Evaluate \arabic inside \nth (1st, 2nd… in lists)

I'm trying to define the following environment: \newlist{aims}{enumerate}{1} \setlist[aims,1]{ label={~ \textbullet ~ ~ ~ ~ ~\nth{\arabic*} best ~~~ =}, leftmargin=*, align=left, ...