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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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Access the chapter/section number and the chapter/section label through variables

Often I find myself in the situation that I'd like to design how chapters and sections look. I know there are packages that help to design such things, but non of them seems to give me the option to ...
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How to repeat chapter numbers

I'm writing my Ph.D. thesis, and I have to write the Introduction both in English and in Spanish. Since the content is the same, I want to repeat the number of this first chapter: Introducción. ...
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exporting tikz pictures starting with 1 rather than 0

I want to export my figures for an editor for import in another text editing program. I would like to have the name of the file correspond to the figures in the document. In the document they start ...
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How to use a counter inside node<> in TikZ?

I'm trying to draw nodes one by one on a list of predefined coordinates. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,shapes,calc,intersections,through,...
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Trouble with Bible Style page header lines

I'm attempting to typeset a Bible for my mom and I'm running into a few problems and I was hoping someone here could help. First I'll start with the easy question. I'm currently using two columns ...
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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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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-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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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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Determine number of lines in a verbatim environment

I'm trying to implement two new key-value pairs for the fancyvrb package: head= and tail= specify how many lines to display: That is, head=10, tail=5 specifies to print the first 10 lines of the ...
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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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compare a value from \newcounter to value from \newcount

I searched for this topic, but I didn't find anything, so I hope this isn't a duplicate. I've got the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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How can I obtain total number of points?

I defined the command: \newcommand{\shcpoint}[1]{% \ifnum #1<2 (\emph{#1 point})\quad\phantom{s}% \else (\emph{#1 points})\quad% \fi } and I use it in the ...
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How to reference chapter names that include counter output?

I want to use a counter in some chapter names, this works fine for the TOC and in the chapter names themselves, but references to the chapter name appear to use the counter at the time of the ...
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Is there a reverse \alph?

Is there a command that does the reverse of \alph, i.e. takes a letter and gives me the corresponding number of the letter in the alphabet? If there is, how about \Alph, \roman or \Roman? Context: ...
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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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How to create new counter of equation

How to create a new counter of equation. The new equation is matriz and use other sequence number. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \begin{equation}...
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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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Appending alphanumeric character to chapter numbers

I would like to append a character to the chapter number in some cases but not everywhere. The change should also be reflected in the table of contents. The chapter numbering should look like this: 1 ...
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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} \usepackage[...
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Splitting examples in gb4e

I would like to split examples in the \usepackage{gb4e} to get explanatory remarks as close to the explained item as possible. Usually, my typeset examples are looking like this: (1) blabla (2) a. ...
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How to get autoref working with different counters for different listing environments?

In my document I want several different custom listing environments. The solution from fraktalek works like a charm, except for one thing: \autoref doesn't work for me. I have tried the following: \...
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How to decorate a LaTeX command

I've been trying to change the numbering behavior of subsection to use a global counter. I first did: \newcounter{maincount} \renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\stepcounter{maincount}\arabic{maincount}} ...
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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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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} \addtocounter{...
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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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Is it possible to remove length, counter, dim, etc that have been declared?

Let's see the following screenshot taken from an answer of Efficient ways to anonymize a document and the given comment. Is it possible to remove length, counter, dim, etc, that have been declared ...
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Setting \setcounter{tocdepth} for an individual chapter

Hiya, Is it possible to set the \setcounter{tocdepth}{..} for one chapter only? The default depth is fine for the entire document, except for the last chapter- I only want the chapter title to appear ...
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How can I define my own sequence of symbols for a new counter style?

I know I can change a counter style as this: \renewcommand\thechapter{\Roman{chapter}} (The above command will make chapter numbers be written in upper case roman numerals) However, according to ...
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Counter Not Incrementing

I'm trying to typeset a document in amsart and I wasn't familiar with the counter used for sections, so I just redefined the section environment to try to get the look I'm going for... unfortunately, ...
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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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\stepcounter is not working in subsection heading

I have defined a new counter as: \newcounter{lecCounter} \newcommand{\lecID}{\stepcounter{lecCounter}\thelecCounter} And I wish to use it as: \subsection{Lecture \lecID } But it gives error: ! ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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What's the meaning of the command \number and when to use it? And some confusion about the following code

\setcounter{numofgaps}{\numexpr\number\value{numofboxes}-1} \setlength{\truetextsectionwidth}{\textsectionwidth-\number\value{numofgaps}\gapwidth} The above code is a snippet from the answer of How ...
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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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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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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 ...
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`xr` - temporarily redefine `\label` for exporting section counter to sister document?

The goal My objective is to have continuous page (and possibly section) counters for several independent documents. The purpose is a cumulative dissertation where each paper should retain the journal'...
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Defining repeated tabular/array columns using a computed value to specify the number

Background: I just recently saw that one could define multiple columns in a tabular or array using the syntax: *{num}{<align>} So, for example \begin{tabular}{r*{3}{l}r} is the identical to ...
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Change colour depending on counter

I have some text that I want to change colour depending on the current state of a counter. But I can't get this file to compile. (This is obviously simplified, since the texcolour command is actually ...
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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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loop in tabular that uses \the\count to access current line number

I would like to generate an automatic table using loop. As suggested here before, it is best to first generate the lines in a toks and then pass them to tabular. However, I have problems with ...
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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 non-integers?

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 ...