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Reset the counter back to one in every chapter

I have the following code to get a beautiful concept boxes with optional header for every new concept discussed. The code changes the concept number using the counter but I also need to reset it to 1 ...
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How to refer back to a point in the document with custom counters?

The easiest way to explain what I would like to have is to show the desired output and I would like to get this by writing something like: \begin{document} Draw point B \STEP{drawb}. Connect A and ...
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Use float counter in a section title

I defined a new float environment for examples \usepackage{float \newfloat{example}{htp}{example} \floatname{example}{Example} that I the use throughout the document \begin{example} ... \caption{...
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How to create counters that display and increment dates in ConTeXt?

I need to create a document that has section titles named "October 1, 2012", "October 2, 2012", etc., like this: \section{October 1, 2012} This is text for the first day. \section{October 2, 2012}...
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Count and use the number of items in advance

When writing LaTeX code, I often successively make changes like adding or removing items. I'd like to have TeX count and update the number of items in the list automatically, as in There are \...
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Counters and their “partners”

A counter created via \newcounter{<counter>} is stored internally as \c@<counter>, just like a reference made using \label{<label>} is stored internally using \r@<label>. What'...
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Automatically count of glossary entries

I want to count all glossary entries of a document globally and automatically. Can I expand the macro \glossaryentry to do that and in such a way that I don't introduce a newly defined macro? I have ...
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How to create counters with index?

I need to create counters with names like mycounter1, mycounter2,... Basically this should be a counter-valued data array. The code like \newcounter{index} \newcounter{\csname mycounter\the\value{...
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Resetting a macro counter to 0 [closed]

I have a macro that is disabled after one use. The worksheet works fine until I need to clean the entire sheet and reuse it the next week. How do I reset the macro counter to zero so that I can use ...
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Savebox equivalent of \csname?

I would like to define a command which would increment a counter, and create a new savebox whose name is generated from the counter value. Something like: \documentclass{article} \newcounter{...
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Citing many long URLs (shortening and numbering)

In my thesis I have to quote a lot from a single weblog. The URLs are mostly of this structure: blogname.providername.com/stories/123456 blogname.providername.com/stories/some-random-text-taken-from-...
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How to set the number of the first citation?

I am using BibTeX and natbib for my citations. In the bibliography the first entry usually starts with [1]. Now I would like to shift all the numbers in the bibliography and text by a certain offset, ...
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Counter linked to section and subsection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resetting theorem counters: \sections and (missing) \subsections I create a new counter as follow : \newcounter{question}[section] Thus at each new section thequestion ...
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Unique counter for all foot, side and end notes

When used together, as in the MWE, the text might be plagued of identical numbered marks, that is rather confusing. I want to have marks in this MWE ordered from 1 to 9 instead of three ...
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Counter not working as expected in pgfplot

Using pgfplot (for the first time), I try to create a chart with horizontal bars, sort of. See the figure. I know how to do it, but because the code is quite verbose and I have lots of data I've ...
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How can I consecutively number only some pages of a document?

The following code typesets a 12 page document; text only appears on every other page and there's an empty page between two text pages: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{atbegshi} \usepackage{...
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Problems with theorem/definition/statement numbering

I have theorems, definitions, statements, that look like as follows \section{1} \subsection{1} Theorem 1.1.1 .... Statement 1.1.2 .... Definition 1.1.3.... \subsection{2} Theorem 1.2.1 .... ...
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Count number of references using biblatex

I am creating an annotated bibliography. Is there a way of obtaining a count of the number of references in a bibliography meeting certain criteria and inserting that into a document? For example ...
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Resetting counter

I have created two counters \newcounter{problem}[section] \newcounter{solution}[problem] As expected, problem resets every time section increases. However, solution does not reset when problem ...
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Beamer: suffix equivalent frametitles with a counter or index?

I wonder how to suffix equivalent frametitles with a counter or index. So for example, when I would have two slides with the same \frametitle (e.g. "Marvelous title"), it should result in Marvelous ...
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Counters for use in array/tabular cells

The following practical example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array \newcounter{tabcol}\newcounter{tabrow} \newcolumntype{C}{>{\stepcounter{tabcol}}c} \begin{...
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How can one dynamically insert the number of subsections of the current section?

In a certain section of my document, I want to reference the number of subsections in this section ("In the following X subsections ..."). Is there any way to do this programmatically?
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No Counter Theorem1 is defined

I got an exception in the following latex code: "No Counter Theorem1 is defined", what is the problem? \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \newtheorem{definition}[theorem1]{Definition} \begin{...
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Creating variables with index (using counters)

Is there a way to add an index to a command? For example: \newcounter{count} \loop<condition> \def\var\Roman{count}{some data} \repeat The \var\Roman{count} should become the variable \varI,...
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Is there something like \renewcounter or \providecounter?

Is there a command that creates a counter or, if it already exists, redefines it? Thing is that I'm working with nested loops. The second loop is however in a command. This means if I want to use a ...
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How to typeset the formatted counter in compactenum (paralist)?

I am using the compactenum environment from the paralist package, and would like to know how I can typeset the counter. What I mean is \begin{compactenum}[a)] \item I would like to typeset "a)" here....
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Reset counter after each item

How to reset the counter of equation numbering after each item in the enumerate environment?
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Beamer overlays and counters: compiling loop

I tried to compile \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[english]{babel} \newcounter{xxslide} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \addtocounter{xxslide}{2} \visible<\value{xxslide}>{blabla} \end{...
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Using \thesubsection in header references last instance - not first

I would like to include \thesubsection in my header, referring to the first instance of subsection, and not the last as seems to be the default. The following MWE says it all: \documentclass[a5paper]...
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Increment counter in TikZ

How to increment counter in TikZ using code below: \newcounter{ga} %counter \setcounter{ga}{1} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \t in {1,...,10}{ \pgfmathparse{Mod(\t,2) == 1 ? 1 : 0} \...
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How to count the number of authors of a document?

I need to make a change to a Latex style (.sty) which contains the following line: {\large {\boldCondensed\color{corporate3Color}\raggedright AUTHORS: \MakeUppercase \@author\par}} The problem is ...
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Process Last Item in \ForEach (forarray package)

The following command of the forarray package \ForEach{,}{\thislevelitem(\the\thislevelcount) : }}{x,y,z} produces the output x(1) : y(2) : z(3) : I want to have the same output without the last ...
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\setcounter{tocdepth}

Using \setcounter{tocdepth}{0} displays just the chapter's title in the table of contents. In the last chapter, there's a subsection. I want to use \setcounter{tocdepth}{0}! Therefore no subsection ...
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Redefining a theorem counter

I have a document with a lot of lemmas and theorems. In the main part of the document there are sections and subsections, so I defined \newtheorem{lem}{Lemma}[subsection] to number the lemmas ...
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Checking if is Appendix or Chapter

How can i check if the value in \thechapter or \value{chapter} is a letter or a number? That way i could identify if the counter is referring to a normal Chapter or an Appendix.
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How to erase/delete a counter

I was wondering how does TeX manage counters. In particular, assuming I define a new counter in TeX by \newcount\mycounter and at some point I don't need it anymore, can I delete it and free the ...
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Macro vs counter: How to store and operate with numbers in TeX without using (too many) counters

I need to store and use a large amount of integers (a little bit of "programming with TeX"), but I know that TeX has a limited (up to 256) number of counters that can be used simultaneously. How to ...
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Count number of figures, tables and citations in report class

I'm using report documentclass and trying to use totcount for counting figures, tables and references, but there are two problems: Figures and tables counters are reset for each chapter, so \total{...
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Where to find a list of all system-defined counters in ConTeXt?

I learned from How to obtain the current page number in ConTeXt? that I can obtain the page number counter value using tex.count.pageno, but I have not found this mentioned in any available ...
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Accessing the current overlay number in beamer

For some beamer related code in one of my packages I need to access the current overlay number. I mean the internal number used for things like \only<1>{..}. \only<1>{ Some internal ...
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How to reset chapter and section counter with \part

To get the output Toc or pdf bookmark below: Part I Chapter I Chapter II Part II Chapter I Chapter II I need to reset the chapter counter. I google and get one method. \...
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How to make additional paragraph commands that use sectioning counters?

I would like to be able to use the following additional (new) commands: \sparagraph, \ssparagraph, \sssparagraph. All of these will use the \paragraph formatting but, will use different counters. The \...
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Print the counter given as an argument

I have a counterA and a counterB. I want to define a command \PrintCounter, which gets either A or B as argument, and then prints the value of the corresponding counter. I wrote the following code: \...
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Using \total of totcount package in section title

I am keeping track of all the journal papers I review, and of course I'm using LaTeX. There are different journals I review for and I have different tables and counters keeping track of papers. Each ...
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Automated lists for todos in Latex document

When I write a document in Latex I usually use my custom \todo{<my note>}-command to not forget things that I will have to come back to. Something like \newcommand{\todo}[1]{{\color{red}\textbf{...
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Error: Counter too large! with \alph{cntr} and cntr>26

I would like to have \alph{counter} for values larger than 26. The following MnWE gives me the error ! LaTeX Error: Counter too large. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \def\...
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How to save variables

I need to change 'hyphenpenalty' in some parts of my document, but I have no idea how to properly restore a previous value after that. For example: \hyphenpenalty=10000% \@starttoc{toc}% \...
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“Arithmetic overflow” error

factorials up to 12 are handled.How can make it to compute beyond that? Error: “Arithmetic overflow \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newcount\n \newcount\p \newcount\m \def\...
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How to compare two counters using TeX conditionals in ConTeXt?

I have two counters, \definenumber[words] and \definenumber[items]. I have tried to use TeX conditionals to compare them, e.g.: \ifnum\getnumber[words]=\getnumber[items] This will print some text ...
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Using counter values as part of style name for plots

I figured I should be able to give a bunch of line styles and access them using counters. Sure enough, this works out fine; this document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \tikzset{%...