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Refer to the current page number, but not \thepage, but the real absolute

I want to get the real page number. If I use \thepage, I get problems, when I change the pagenumbering. For pagenumbering gobble, it disappears, if I change from arabic to roman, it resets the counter....
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Total pages number warning and miscalculated

The question is a follow-up to this answer. I think that the document is suppsed to display 9 instead of 8 ? also the current position of \AddAssociatedCounters{chapter}{appendixchapters} (instead of ...
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Calculate amount of figures [duplicate]

Is there way to automatically calculate amount of figures, tables and appendices? I found a way to see what pages have figures(Automatically determine numbers of pages with figures ), but how to ...
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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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Reset question numbering in exam class without affecting grade table

Purpose: I need to create a document that contains multiple individual exams. I have already applied heavy customisations to the exam class so I wish to continue using it rather than having to start ...
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Theorem does not work after MikTeX update; no counter defined [duplicate]

The following stopped working after I updated MikTeX today: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{cleveref} \newtheorem{definition_}[equation]{...
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Use \nopagebreak (or similar) in supertabular

I'm trying to add multipages tabulars with counters in tabular tail. I first tried longtable but as it generates head and tail before the table content I can't use counters. So I used supertable who ...
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List of Unused \newbox, \newcount, \newdimen, \newskip, etc

Want a appropriate command to list out unused Box, Counter, Dimension, Skip from the CLS/STY file.
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Tex Live 2016 bug: “! LaTeX Error: No counter 'd' defined.” [duplicate]

I have a file which compiles fine with TeX Live 2015, but which bugs on TeX Live 2016. When compiling with TeX Live 2016, (after I clean up all the non-source files) I get the following error: ! ...
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Reset footnote counter by section with footmisc [duplicate]

I would like to reset my footnote counter for every section in my article, and I am using the footmisc package. I have seen the perpage option, and similarly there are questions on how to achieve this ...
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Using regular theorem environments along with tcolorbox theorems

I am using tcolorbox to draw coloured boxes for my theorems, however for things like a remark, or an example, I would like to have the usual amsthm kind of environment, without any colored boxes. If ...
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Using counter in csdef

I'm trying to implement a map: counter => string + another_counter: 1 => eq1 2 => eq2 3 => ineq1 ... I use \csdef like this: \csdef{probName\thecntProblem}{\csuse{filePrefix}\arabic{...
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Theorem numbering as subsections and automatic solutions

I have a problem environment where the counter is coupled to the subsection counter. However this doesn't work with automatic solutions. I tried to couple the solutions counter to the subsections as ...
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Associate counters — stepping (many) counters simultaneously

This is (perhaps) not a real question and there maybe already an answer to my proposition/request. The situation There are packages that provide the number of the last page (i.e. lastpage or the '...
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How to make the footnote starting from \dag? [duplicate]

The default sequence of symbol footnote is *,\dag,\ddag,... How can I make the footnote starting from \dag, i.e., the sequence \dag,\ddag,...? Thanks in advance. (I have the package \usepackage[...
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Counter in section title, table of contents increases it

I'm trying to add a counter to subsection titles. For example: Design tests 1.1 Test 1. A test 1.2 Test 2. Another test Functional tests 2.1 Test 3. Yet another test The problem is, since the ...
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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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How can I add a counter for my own command that is also printed?

I use the following code to draw a box with a warning sign, the word warning and the content text. The task is now to numerate the warnings. How can I print this? For example if my warning appears in ...
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Count up number of items in each section

I have a numbers of sections and subsections that have continuous enumeration (i.e. if the first section stops at 4, the second section starts counting at 5). As given by the following: \section{...
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Testing value of current footnote number

How can I test the value of a counter? For instance, can I do something like \ifnum\counter{footnote}=1 (which doesn't work)?
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ExerciseSelect with counter as key

I would like to use \ExcerciseSelect to choose some questions in order to create different assignments. I have more than 140 different questions. Ideally I would like to make something like student 1 ...
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Bar graph with elements from the document

In my document, I define some elements which all have a number (from 1 for the first to n for the last one) and a level (1, 2 or 3). At the end of the document, I'd like to create a bar-graph with ...
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Subequation: Counter too large

I have several parent equations each with more than 30 subequations. When I write it normally with subequation command, I receive "counter too large" error. I found out that there is a package named "...
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Use temporary length \dimen255, temporary count \count255

This Question is mainly important for package writing: I read in the TeX-Book that \count255 and \dimen255 are traditionally used for temporary. Now the number of registers has risen (see this ...
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Extract correct counter value of a reference

Somewhere in my document there is a theorem labelled theoremA that has the number 2.21. Later, I want to set another counter to that specific number 21. First, I tried \setcounterref{newcounter}{...
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How to count the total number of subsections within a section? [closed]

How can I count the total number of subsection within each section. Actually, both section within each chapter, and subsections within each section for the article class. Based on this post I have ...
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Hyperref referring to the wrong label

I have this code in LaTeX and I am dealing with some dynamic work with labels and references. This code works - first reference references to the first text and second to the second but I want to ...
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Programmatic Table Building Error

I am trying to build a variable size table programmatically. All the logic works separate from the table commands, and the table commands work separate from the programmatic logic, but somehow when I ...
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How can I avoid a longtable to be counted? [duplicate]

I use longtables to add Notes to my document. These notes shall not be counted. Can I tell longtable this (similar to \chapter* instead of \chapter)?
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If condition controlled with a loop variable

I want to print some images according to a variable being changed in a loop: if variable group is 1, then the image should not be printed. But if the value of group is 2, then the image should be ...
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Cross-referencing between different files with counter [closed]

I have the same problem in this question: Cross-referencing between different files The solution is ok, but in my label i have a counter and the compiler return thats: ! Missing number, treated ...
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Slave duplicate counter

Is it possible to create a counter that is a "slave" to another (master) counter, but also an exact duplicate? The \@addtoreset{<slave>}{<master>} resets <slave> whenever <master&...
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Title with counter for Listings

I am trying to add a title with counter to my Listings. This is what I have so far: \usepackage{listings} \usepackage[many]{tcolorbox} \tcbuselibrary{listings} \newtcblisting[auto counter,number ...
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In CONTEXT, how can I get the total number of chapters?

For total number of pages, one can use \lastcounter[userpage] to get the total number of pages in the document. Actually it gives the number on the last page (which is more interesting). Similar ...
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counter in TOC fails when using xparse command instead of LaTeX2e command

Here I define a custom sectioning command, \Unit, which prints a numbered subject heading and adds it to the table of contents. If I use \newcommand for the command that creates the numbered label, ...
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Problem Splitting Very Long Algorithm on two or pages

In the example below, I have a very long algorithm, probably spanning 3 pages. I tried manually splitting the code up, but each time, a new algorithm number is generated. How do you maintain the ...
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How to reference a chapter after using the \setcounter{chapter}{0} [closed]

I'm trying to create a reference the appendix. The appendix package is resetting the chapter and section exectly like I do and I started to notice this bug while using it... So I use the \setcounter ...
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References for asparenum environment with counters depending on section

I'm writing math lectures using my own environment for definitions: \newenvironment{mydefs} {\begin{asparaenum}[\P\slshape\thesection.a]} {\end{asparaenum}} So every definition is numbered like "...
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edit an environment to add to a new extra parameter

I'm trying to define a new \newenvironment but I'm having some problems. I need an environment that uses a counter and uses an extra parameter to write some text. I'm working with this environment: ...
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Can I reference a number relative to a counter without changing the counter?

I have a counter called LCount, which I want to use in some text, and i would like to be able to reference numbers that are relative to that counter. for example, I would like this LaTeX code: For ...
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Setting a counter value based on a conditional statement?

I've been trying to google and this seems like a silly thing that should be obvious, but everywhere I look is answering how to use counter values inside a conditional statement, which I can do fine. ...
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What is the maximum integer that can be saved in a LaTeX counter?

I am using counters to save positive integers, something like that: \setcounter{mycoutervalue}{59} Is there any limit in the value I can save in a counter, in this case mycountervalue? And what is ...
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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 ...
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Number formatting, addtocounter and calc package

I have been having troubles with the following issue: I am making an invoice template in LaTeX. I use \addtocounter to calculate values like subtotal, tax and total. This works fine, until the value ...
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No room for a new \count [closed]

I'm compiling an absolutely massive project for the first time on a new computer (using xelatex main.tex). It worked fine on the last computer I built the pdf on, but on this machine, I get the error ...
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hyperref points wrong figure/table with reset counter

I am trying to refer tables (and figures) in the main text with numbering modified and reset as shown in MWE, the numbers are correct in the main text, but hyperref points to wrong table. How to get ...
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Figure counter is not incrementing after use of paracol

I am using one column environment to write text and put figures with their captions. At a certain point I had a longitudinal figure to integrate so I wanted to put its caption laterally by using ...
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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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Change counter in \edef

When I try to change a counter in an \edef using \stepcounter, I get a whole lot of error messages ("Missing \endcsname inserted"). When I try to do the same with \addtocoutner I get no error, but 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: ...