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Configure newenvironment with xkeyval

I am having trouble getting xkeyval to work with \newenvironment. If I define the whole thing as a command instead, it works perfectly. So my guess is that the problem is not how I use xkeyval, but ...
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new table environment based on ltablex's tabularx

I defined a new environment for some custom tables (to not have to repeat the header and column definitions etc. again and again). \newenvironment{mytable}{ \noindent\tabularx{\textwidth}{|c|c|X|} ...
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Defining a screenplay dialog environment for breaking across pages

Edit: consider this a followup to the answer here http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/63847/64528 I'm trying to create a LaTeX/XeTeX template for screenwriting, specifically to output from an Emacs major ...
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Can't use command with square brackets in matrix environment

I've defined a command that uses square brackets, and when I use it within a matrix environment, the command is not parsed. I stumbled upon a solution to my problem here: "[" Square bracket ...
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How to nicely split proofs into different parts?

I often break long proofs into smaller pieces, in order to make it easier to read and understand. I'm doing that by adding a fbox with "Part X: ...". However, this doesn't work out very well all the ...
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include A3 into A4 document troubles

I know there is lot of topic about including A3 into A4 documents. But I decided to make my own environment to try to understand how it can work. I create one new environment to include A3 landscape ...
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How can I implement this environment? (Title - Margin - Item)

I want to make this environment or macro in LaTeX. This picture is made by ms-word. Suppose that 'Title' and 'How' is 3cm of width and there is a 1cm margin between 'Title' and 'Title 1'. and ...
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nested environment with a star

I want to redefine an environment that include the environment alignat*. I discovered that I can't do that : \newenvironment{variables} { \paragraph{Variables :} \begin{alignat*}{2} } { ...
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Tagging and new environment

I am using the tagging package in my document to "customize it. To include/exclude some parts of my document using a taglist, I could use the following : \begin{taggedblock}{<taglist>} and ...
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close all environments?

Is it possible to create a macro that would close all current open environments? Or even an explicit subset of all current open environments (where the subset would be standard user environments)? ...
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End mark for unnumbered and continued examples

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{hyperref} \theoremstyle{plain} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \theoremstyle{definition} ...
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how do I add line numbers to itemize environment?

I have an itemize environment that I use in a figure to describe, say, an algorithm or a process. I want to include line numbers, all aligned on the left most side of the figure so that I can refer to ...
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customize description environment

I would like to define an environment induction which is like the description environment. I have in mind that the output of \begin{induction}{A} \item[a1] Part $a1$ of the induction proof. \item[a2] ...
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Smaller vertical space between repeated environments

I have a new environment that is defined with addvspace at the beginning and end. This works fine if it is surrounded by text. Now, I want this space to be smaller (smallskipamount) between these ...
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Conditionals used in defining of new environment

I want to produce two versions of one document with different content. The idea is to comment out certain sections if a logical variable is false. This logical variable will be inputted eventually ...
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How do I hide page numbers when overlapped?

I'm trying to add an environment for code listings to stay on one page as described in "How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages?". When my listing is at the bottom of the page, ...
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Define environment with two sections and verbatim

I'am writing a class for the standardization of some documents and I want the interface to be smoothly as possible. One of the things I need is define an environment that produces something like this. ...
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Compiler Error when Creating a Macro/Environment

I'm trying to create a new command or environment or something to format what is essentially a section, but it needs to have it's own counter. I would like to not use any of the \section \subsection ...
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Display Mode without Math Mode

First I want to apologize if the answer to this question is well known. But after some searching, I couldn't uncover any similar questions. In my document, I would like to feature a regular sentence ...
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Automatically copy items from the last list

In crypto, proof involves a sequence of games. Each game contains a list of lines. Adjacent games are almost the same except for a small number of lines (usually 1). I used to copy the old game to the ...
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How can I apply a custom-defined theorem environment to nested theorems *only*?

In a previous thread, I asked about the possibility of defining a custom theorem environment whose QED symbol would be a boxed version of the theorem's name/number/label. There, I was graciously ...
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how to define a label in a new environment?

I would like to define a new environment for writing exercices. Moreover, I would like to use \ref and \nameref (with hyperref package) to build a table of exercise numbers and names. I wrote the ...
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Let \ref show “Section” or “Appendix”

I want my \ref{} command to include "Section" or "Appendix" depending on what it references to. To include "Section" I did the following: \makeatletter \renewcommand{\p@section}{Section ...
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Defining New Environments using a Command

I would be able to do something like the following: Instead of having the following, where I repeat the same code many many times: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumerate} ...
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How do I use the boxed theorem name as a QED symbol

I'm wondering if there's a relatively simple way to achieve a result similar to the following: In particular, I'd like to be able to assign names and/or numbers to theorems/lemmas/propositions and ...
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How to not miss lines using equation enviroment

How can I stop the empty lines being put on - first between the itemization letter and the equation, and then between the two different equation \item \begin{equation} \begin{split} ...
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How to make the section and theorems with different colour

How to write the section and examples in different colour, such as the title with blue colour \documentclass[20pt,a4paper]{extarticle} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=6mm]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Typesetting hashtags with natural syntax

I'm using an online conversation in my document and I've made an environment to use for it. The thing is, there are many #hashtags in each post (that I'd like to color appropriately). To make it ...
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\newenvironment behaviour with \begin{landscape}

I would like to use landscape mode for a \newenvironment{lessonPlanner} in which I have a table. but I get an error when I embed \begin{landscape} and \end{landscape} in the begin and end statments of ...
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\usepackage for \newenvironment

I am trying to create a package called lessonPlanner in which I declare some new environments via \newenvironment So I have something like ... mwe.tex \usepackage{lessonPlanner} \begin{document} ...
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Compilation fails in beamer class with newenvironment defining nested blocks

I'm failing to understand why this code compiles : \documentclass{beamer} \newenvironment{yyy}{\begin{frame} \begin{block}{youpi} }{\end{block} \end{frame}} \begin{document} { \begin{frame} ...
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Trouble creating custom algorithm environment with separate counter

I am trying to create a custom algorithm environment for CUDA kernel code that runs on the GPU, but have little experience with custom LaTeX. It should have a separate counter, be referenced as Kernel ...
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Use the counter value as an argument

Do you know a simple way to use the current counter value to call the argument in a macro? In myPackage I have this Note: I have the for loop defined as % ...
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“The LaTeX Companion” example environment

I'm a new LaTeX learner. Is there anybody who knows "Example environment" in "The LaTeX Companion" book? Thanks in advance.
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forcing certain figure environments to be on top of page globally? [duplicate]

There are certain environments, such as the figure environment and environments that I defined myself that I want to force to appear (by default) on the top of a page, in a global way (instead of ...
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renewing \citeauthor while using natbib to remotely access .bib.file

My institute provides its own bibliography style .bst-file. Since the latest bibtex versions don't support \bibliographystyle anymore, I changed to natbib. The provided .bst-file is not a author-year ...
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New float environment in tufte-book with alternate caption placement for full width figures

I am trying to define a new environment for photographic plates in a tufte-book.cls book. The environment should: Work just as the existing figure / table environments do for non-starred uses, and ...
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How to make more than two fancy gradient stripes in tcolorbox?

I use the following fancy tcolorbox definition: \newtcolorbox{mybox}{colframe=black!80,colback=black!10,sharpish corners, skin=bicolor,interior style={left color=black!5,right ...
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Renewenvironment with optional parameter [duplicate]

I want to renew an environment with an optional parameter. The way I do this is: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \newenvironment{myEnvironment}[1][]{#1}{} % save old environment \let ...
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Defining new split environment with reduced spacing

this is my first stackexchange question so apologies for any bad etiquette. I'm writing a document in double spacing. I don't wants the gaps between the lines of a multi-line equation to be that ...
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Showing/Hiding verbatim environment based on boolean condition

I would like to show and hide a verbatim or spverbatim environment based on a boolean condition (sth. like \showenv). I tried the solutions proposed at Hide custom environment content based on ...
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New environment based on two existing environments (mdframed, spverbatim)

I would like to define an environment that puts verbatim text using the spverbatim package into a frame defined by the mdframed package. Here's my (naive) approach: \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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Use of environ package with knitr

I'm working on a knitr document and trying to place knitr output inside of a new environment defined using the environ package. The example below illustrates the problem. With a traditional LaTeX ...
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Dynamically calculated Row height in Tables

I am trying to dynamically allocate the height of rows in a table based upon a number, specifically the number of minutes that are devoted to a specific activity in a class lesson. The table ...
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How to keep an environment with the last line of the previous environment?

I quite often include attributed quotes in my documents, using something like: \begin{quote} Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. Also, I like bananas! I like bananas so much ...
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How to avoid a spurious space when combining frame, centering and another environment?

I want to create a special environment in beamer, which combines several environments, one of which is center. However, when using my newly created environment, I get an additional space in comparison ...
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LTXtable does not work in an environment

I'm trying to write an environment that gathers the content of an LTXtable writes it to an file (with predefined header/footer) and then txpesets this table. Gathering the content is no Problem and I ...
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Chapter No. in Theorem style

I'm using \documentclass{book}. I'm also using the code below to create a theorem style, however, it only puts the title on top. I want to modify the code so that I get => Theorem ch. no. theorem no. ...
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Defining an environment that leaves the surrounding environment

I'd like to define an environment like this: \newenvironment{antiitemize}{\end{itemize}}{\begin{itemize}} I call it antiitemize because I intend to use it inside an itemize environment to break out ...
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how to decrease spacing after item (using mbox)

In the following example I am facing some issues regarding enumerate: Firstly, in order to make sure the items start in separate line, I used \mbox{}\, however the items have shifted a bit more ...