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Problem with a counter inside a \ul command

The following MWE gives a compilation error. If i move the \arabic{count} outside from the \ul command, it works \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \newcounter{count}% ...
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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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Number of Equation: 1, 1a, 1b

Following Problem: I have a PDE and two boundary conditions what i actually want is: PDE (1) BC1 (1a) BC2 (1b) and what i have is: PDE (1) BC1 (2a) BC2 (2b) is there something which provides a ...
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Print counter value minus 1

I have defined a new counter that keeps increasing each time I call the macro that's using it. How can I print the counter value minus one? Something like \value{\theCounter-1} but formatted for text? ...
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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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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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Date and time macros in Chinese

Is there a way to get time and date stamps, or other standard counters, to appear in Chinese? I am using xeCJK. Package babel (with \selectlanguage{french} etc. in context) makes it simple for the ...
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Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks

I'd like to automatically repeat section headings after a page break. My naive attempt at doing this is to check the page counter and print the extra text whenever the counter increments: ...
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arrays of counters for tikz nodenumbers?

Answering How to highlight portions of a matrix is a nice technique that isn't invasive, but requires manually numbering the nodes. I'd generalized it slightly: \documentclass{article} ...
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Reset equation numbering after each section

I would like to reset equation numbering after each section or subsection. Right now I use \setcounter{equation}{0} I saw in another page you could also reset it by adding the following line to the ...
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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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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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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} ...
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Changing number within \numberwithin causes malfunction but no compile error

An interesting one here. It could be a bug or I might be missing a trick. In my thesis I use \numberwithin{}{} to have numbering done within sections. Top level is chapter, so it goes ...
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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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Beamer overlay and counter

I have a counter that I want to use for the beamer \onslide command. Using \newcounter{coun} %.... % \onslide<\coun ->{ ....} doesn't work. What is the correct way to do this?
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How to output the final value of some counter, like number of figures or tables in the middle of the document?

I need to put some formal statistics on the document itself somewhere in the middle, like "This document contains XXX figures and YYY tables (and may be even ZZZ formulas and PPP theorems)". Is there ...
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How do I feed evaluated references into this sorting routine?

Below is some code I cobbled together from examples found on the net. I would like the sorted list routine to use the results of evaluating \ref rather than using the literal argument of \ref. ...
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Passing current counter value to stack data structure

I'm trying to combine a stack data structure with a \newcounter{} definition so that I can automatically pair together a collection of points scattered throughout my text. Each point is either ...
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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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Beamer total slides counter?

Thanks to Change the page number of slides in notes when using | handout: command I can count the slides in a frame. What I would also like is a counter for the total number of slides in a frame. ...
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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} ...
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Using counter within database

I try to add a countervalue into a database. But if the database content will be printed, the value is allways the maximum value. I have a simple code example ...
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Carrying counters over to another file

I have two files, say file1.tex and file2.tex. file1.tex is the first of a series of files, and it begins with counters (say chapter 1 for instance, although my counters are not used for chapters). ...
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How to customize cross-reference numbering of custom environments?

Context: I have several environments with custom counters. As usual, I'm referencing them along to my document but I get only the corresponding counter value as reference. Example: ...
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How to reference the most recently used multiply-defined label

I want to be able to do something like the following: \incmycounter{abc} %% counter value initialized to 0; associated with label 'abc' \incmycounter{def} %% counter value initialized to 0; ...
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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} ...
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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: ...
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How can I create a counter so that it will enumerate a list I define

I am using a counter, like so: \newcounter{sectionnumber} \setcounter{sectionnumber}{0} \newcounter{courseday} \newcommand{\nextsection}{HW/Quiz \stepcounter{sectionnumber}\arabic{sectionnumber}} ...
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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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Problem with counter and \pause

I am trying to create a manual continuation annotation for my presentations (because I need more flexibility than provided by the automatic splitting feature of beamer). What I thought of is, for ...
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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} ...
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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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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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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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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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Using one counter for different floats?

I'm using two different floats, and I'd like to use the same counter for both. The standard LaTeX format for a new float is: \newfloat{type}{placement}{ext}[outer counter] I tried using this by ...
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Write a \setcounter command to a file

I try to write a setcounter command to a file (using the newfile package) by something like the following \addtostream{mystream}{\protect\setcounter{mycounter}{\myvariable}} However, since the ...
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Numbering theorems within the innermost sectioning environment present at that point in the document?

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Chapter 1. ... Theorem 1.1. ... Section 1.1. ... Theorem 1.1.1. ... Subsection 1.1.1. ... Theorem 1.1.1.1. Is this even possible? If so, how? ...
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Setting the enumi counter under parametrized enumitem

This is a variation on two previously asked questions: Setting the enumi counter under custom enumeration with enumitem and Looking for a numbered List, with parameter, custom label and custom ...
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Reset counter automatically after lstlinputlisting or lstlisting

I have a number of code examples annotated with a number set by a counter, lstNoteCounter and referred to in the text below the code: My markup works, but it isn't convenient for a large document: ...
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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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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 custom counter in new frame

I'm using a custom counter to cycle bullet point colours in beamer: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx,color} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{marvosym} ...
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Theorem numeration shift

I would like to numerate my theorems not by chapters but by shifted chapters in such a way that the theorems in chapter 2 would read Theorem 1.1, Theorem 1.2 and so on. I need something along the ...
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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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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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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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Temporarily resetting figure counters within a chapter

The code below works perfectly in an article (permitting me to put two captions in the same figure and have one of them called Table, picking up the table counter—there’s a sensible reason for doing ...
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Insert newline if this line is the last one before a new page

I have this simple Idea: I want to have LaTeX keep count of the number of text-parts (which already works fine): \newcommand{\newpart}{ \bigskip \begin{center} ...