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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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Printing character number i

I have a counter 1 ≤ i ≤ 26 and I want to print a character between a and z depending on value of i. How can I do this in LaTeX?
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Modifying \answerline in the exam class

When using the exam class, is there a way to change the formatting of the item answer blanks created by \answerline? For a question, the label is 1. For a part, the label is (a) For a subpart, the ...
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TikZ: Automatic Numbering of Nodes, \value{counterName}

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \newcounter{xi} \setcounter{xi}{0} \newcommand{\foo}[0]{ \addtocounter{xi}{1}; \coordinate (x{\value{xi}}) at (1,2); } \begin{document} ...
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Don't skip framenumbers in beamer in handout mode

Consider the following beamer example below. Is it possible to adjust this, that Frame 4 has framenumber 3 on the handout (and not 4 in my example). In other words the numbering in the handout should ...
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print word count

The journal I am submitting to requires a count of the words on the title page. I can of course run texcount on the .tex document and put the number in, but it seems that I should be able to automate ...
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How to unbind counter from its master? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper method of accessing a counter? Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements I'm using the book class, ...
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Saving and re-using value of a footnote counter twice - how?

I am trying to put the same footnote on to two different places - saving and re-using the footnote counter. Here is what I want to do (part of a larger doc - a paper out of my dissertation): %Start ...
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Counting the total number of theorems

I have: \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem{problem}{Problem} .... \begin{problem}...\end{problem}... ... \begin{problem}...\end{problem}... In the first page of the document, how can I know the number ...
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How can I create copies of a document with a running number?

I am making a questionnaire, to be filled out with pen and paper. I need 40 copies of it, with around 13 pages each. I expect that some participants might take the questionnaire apart, so I have to be ...
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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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usage of \only with counter, pdfcomment and beamer class

I cannot manage to get the following command to work. I have a beamer presentation with several slides on a frame. Then I want to use the pdfcomment package to show some comments on the slides. ...
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How to determine which register a count uses

Suppose there is \newcount\c@mycountera \newcount\c@mycounterb \newcount\c@mycounterc Each \newcount uses \alloc@ and that has \wlog{\string#5=\string#2\the\allocationnumber}. Thus to determine ...
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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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Chngcntr: \counterwithout not working

I need to place the tables section after my appendix. I've used \counterwithin{table}{section} to number appendix tables A.1, A.2, etc. Then I use \counterwithout{table}{section} so that the tables ...
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Trouble with hyperref when resetting the counter for equations (specifically with the align environment)

I am trying to reset a counter to zero; however hyperref tries to reference previous equations. I am using: \setcounter{equation}{0} And if I have labels in say align environments: ...
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Extracting the “parent” counter of a sectional unit

I am interested in finding the "parent" counter of a specific sectional unit. For example, in the following document structure 1. A section 1.1 A subsection 1.1.1 A subsubsection 1.1.2 A ...
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Display counters only if it is used at least two times

In this page, I've found one way to display one counter only if it is used at least two times. The problem with this solution is that it doesn't work with two counters. Is there a way to allow this ...
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Figure refs stop working after I added a new counter

I was using the amspset document class for generating exam practice problems. I had wanted to add some referencing to the problems so I started a new counter like this (adapted from some Tex Exchange ...
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Counting of selected words

I am typesetting a book, which has got more number of plants. While entering the text, I have to record the total number of plants recorded in my book. In fact, I have created an index of all these ...
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Revert (reverse) \numberwithin effect

How can I revert the action of \numberwithin{mycounter}{section} so that mycounter does not reset with a new section? Example: (This is not exactly my case but this is easy to understand.) I would ...
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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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Problems with counters and frame splitting commands and environments in beamer

Using the package gb4e for linguists in the beamer environment in combination with frame splitting commands \pause or environments overprint, I face the following problem: The number are "jumping" ...
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Save current value of counter in a command

I would like to define kind of an own index, that collects certain information and one counter value - in the following small example the \addstuff-command that may get the value of a counter as its ...
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Integer arithmetic in TeX

After many years of being merely a regular TeX (LaTeX lately) I started reading little bit more recently. I wrote a small program (very naive) which is suppose to illustrate doing integer arithmetic ...
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Displaying a later value of a counter

I have a counter which is used throughout my document. At the beginning of each chapter (right after the \chapter command), I want to print the value of the counter which is reached immediately before ...
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How do I determine the name of the counter associated with a theorem-like environment

(A question related to this one and leading up to this one.) Suppose I'm using ntheorem. I would like to have a command which determines the name (not the value) of the counter associated with a ...
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Easy-to-use reference-able environment for restating theorem-like environments?

This question is a development of the same issue as this one; following my own answer and later comment there, I decided it deserves a spin-off. I would like to define an environment for restating ...
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How to count number of lines in PDF document?

I'm using the lineno package to print line numbers (each page starts with number one) in the draft of my document: \usepackage[switch*, pagewise]{lineno} Is there a way to read out the number of ...
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Hiding a counter if it is only displayed only one time

I have two macros on my document. \showcounter increases a counter, then displays it. \resetcounter sets the counter back to "0". \documentclass{article} \newcounter{counterone} ...
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How to refer to a chapter with a word

I would like to refer to my chapters with the notation "First Chapter", "Second Chapter" etc, rather than "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", etc. How can I do this? \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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How can I calculate the difference of 2 counters (pageref)?

How can I calculate the difference between 2 counters (like page numbers), so that pdfLateX outputs "3" in the last line of my example? and how could I calculate the difference between the "current" ...
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A new kind of “symbol wrapping”

alphalph defines three methods for continuing a set of symbols if you hit the end. alph continues like so: a,b,c…z,aa,ab,ac… mult continues like so: a,b,c…z,aa,bb,cc… wrap continues like so: ...
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Combine two items in an enumerated list

Is there an easy way to combine two items in an enumerated list? For example: 1. First bullet 2-3. Second bullet 4. Third bullet My current plan involves screwing with \labelenumi and then ...
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Setting a counter for sections

I prepare a document where there are questions as follows and the relevant content \section*{Question 1} ... \section*{Question 2} ... \section*{Question 3} ... ... I want a counter instead of ...
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How can I reset sectional counters in memoir class to avoid breaking ToC cross-referencing in a complex document?

I have already asked a similar question here: Incorrect ToC/Index cross-references when resetting memoir class counters and received a satisfactory answer. Now, I wish to apply the chapter counter ...
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How do I make a counter start with 1?

I defined a counter like this: \newcounter{my_steps}[subsubsection] and I would like to make it start with 1 instead of 0 after each subsubsection. How?
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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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mdframed and ntheorem counters

In the code below, counters defined by mdframed seem to not be accessible to ntheorem environments which is problematic but ntheorem counters can be read by mdframed. I could not find a work around ...
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Odd interaction of secnumdepth and section-based counters

In the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \newcounter{exnum}[subsection] \begin{document} \chapter*{Chapter} \section*{Section 1} \subsection{Subsection A} \setcounter{exnum}{1} ...
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What are the differences between TeX counts and LaTeX counters?

The title already states the whole question. It has been answered by Joseph Wright at http://www.texdev.net/2009/11/17/tex-counts-and-latex-counters/, but I have not seen the according answer here at ...
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How to display the final value of a counter at the beginning of a document?

At the beginning of my document, I have created a counter using \newcounter. Over the course of the document, this counter is increases using \stepcounter. How can I display the final value of the ...