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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}% ...
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Number equations like subsections

I would like for equations to share the same counter as subsections. For example if my document is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section{A} \begin{equation} 1+1=2 \end{equation} ...
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Total number of citations

I am trying find an easy way to get the total number of citations in my thesis (in the final document - not in my Libary.bib file!). I know that I can use \citenum{last_entry} to get the number of the ...
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How to use visualcounters in latex? [closed]

I want to use Progressbar in my LaTeX document. I found some idea from the visualcounter module by Aditya Mahajan, but I don't know how to utilize that one. Because I am new to LaTeX, any one help ...
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How to imitate great looking Motion Mountain ToC, including hyperlinks?

I wanted to customize my ToC to look more or less like the one in Motion Mountain physics textbook, including clickable page numbers. My decision was to use hyperref and titletocpackages. Now it seems ...
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How to get the amount of theorems in a section

How can I get the number (i.e. amount) of theorems that appear in a particular section (or between any user determined beginning and end point) and display it in the document?
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A problem with counters

While trying to answer a question I came upon a problem with counters and I need some help. The idea is to collect answers to some numbered exercises, so the collected answers can be all typeset at ...
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Cross-referencing to self-made counters in Alignat environment

I am using the alignat environment for equations. Now, I want to refer to some places in this environment. I have made a counter to do so. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} ...
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Using counters in macros to manage Beamer overlays

I have a very complex Tikz figure that is uncovered piece by piece during my presentation. While tweaking the presentation I decided to change the order of things being uncovered and due to the large ...
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Sum of counters at the beginning of file [duplicate]

New to this forum, but long time TeX and LaTeX user. I've had this problem recently, for which I couldn't find a solution: I'd like to print out the total possible score at a test at the top of the ...
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Weird list formatting with xwatermark and refstepcounter

I discovered some weird behaviour with xwatermark and \refstepcounter which I cannot explain. I created a list and the indentation of the first item is correct, but all others are too much indented. ...
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Chart showing the relative number of pages in the document

I'm playing with the idea of adding a chart in the begining of my thesis, showing the relative dimension of each chapter (or section, maybe). This is something that I would want to generate ...
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Check if counter exists

I've written a package that introduces a new environment: \newfloat{foo}{htb}{bar}[chapter] The package however can be used for articles, books, ... Since not all of these environments have the ...
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Enumerate not to reset counter (resuming enumerate counter) [duplicate]

I have two enumerates \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item 5 + 7 = 12 \item 9 + 1 = 10 \end{enumerate} lorel ipsum, blah blah blah \begin{enumerate} \item 5 * 7 = ...
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Counters and macros?

Not sure how I should post my question but here it is: I've seen that in plain TeX, \newcount is illegal inside a macro \definition. Is there a way to allocate a register inside a macro? Also, if I ...
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Labelled subequations in table with multiple equations per row

I'm trying to make a table containing 4 equations in which the two in the left column are labelled 1a and 1b, and the two in the right column are labelled 2a and 2b. I've been able to construct such ...
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How can make a running example in LaTeX [closed]

I want a continues example where the same number is used for the example in different sections. Is it possible for LaTeX not to increase the counters for the examples? Regards minimum working code: ...
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Total number of longtables (v3.02+)

I'm wondering, are there any ways to get (and forward-reference at the beginning of the document) the total number of tables when using longtables? There are utility packages for standard table ...