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Why is this lettrine being bumped into the margin?

Consider the MWE from an earlier question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} %\usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Historical}} %\setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{...
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Environment definition gives an error

\documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage[babelshorthands=true]{german} % align in enumerate ...
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Q&A Template in LaTeX

I am preparing a Q&A document. I created the image below in MS Word. I was wondering if there is a way this can be accomplished in LaTeX. I want to keep formatting consistent through out the ...
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Using \begin{collect*} in a new \newenviroment

I'm not terrible experienced with latex, an I'm trying to wrap up the \begin{collect*} command with some common arguments used into its own enviroment, but I'm having trouble getting the whole thing ...
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Defining a particular environment in LaTeX

I need help writing an Example environment. I just want it to look like the figure below which I took from an old book I have in my library. This is what I have done. \newtheorem{exem}{EXAMPLE}...
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Difficulty modifying an array environment

I have an array that I had past help on and now I am attempting to modify that array. However, when doing so, parts of my "theorem" keep getting shifted to the next line. Here is a MWE: \...
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tikz node with listing environment

I'm trying to create a c++ class hierarchy. Each node in the hierarchy is a class description with code listing in it and multiple nodes are connected by lines and arrows depicting the hierarchy. I'm ...
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Example title in outer margins

If I have large outer margins (even and odd pages) how I can put Example (and Solution) in both pages in the outer margins?
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How to add a predefined box flush right after a custom environment? [duplicate]

I want to construct an environment which prints enclosed text and add a predifined box flushright after the text. Here is MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \newenvironment{problem}{% \bigskip \...
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Suggestions for an automatic taxonomy environment

Background In this site there are excellent examples of How to draw up a hierarchical tree diagram for taxonomic classification of several groups but often you must show only the position of a ...
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Display first (sub) environment in an environment

I would like to make a bank of problems of similar type--however, I only want to display the first of each time. For example: \begin{bank} \begin{exercise} 2+2 \end{exercise} \begin{exercise} 4+3 \...
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How can I redefine (or alter) the bmatrix envrionment such that all entries are flushed right? [duplicate]

I've checked around here and have been unable to find anything that solves my problem. There are several other questions that ask similar things, but the solutions do not give a global way to apply ...
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How can I undefine an environment?

How can I undefine an environment? This is how to undefine a command: \newcommand\foo \makeatletter \let\foo\@undefined \makeatother I need to undefine the spacing environment from the setspace ...
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Setting the left margin of a trivlist in an environment?

I'm working on defining an environment that's further indented than the rest of the page. This is my document so far: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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Heading being duplicated [closed]

I have a thesis.tex file that is set up as \documentclass{report} %packages \usepackage{thesis_uvm} %maketitle etc \begin{document} %abstract etc %chapters \nocite{*} \bibliographystyle{chicago} \...
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Creating an example environment structured exactly like amsthm's proof environment

I want to create an environment for examples that is structured exactly like the \begin{proof}...\end{proof} environment, i.e. starting with an italic "Example.", continuing in the same line and ...
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Two kinds of equation labels within one paper

I have looked high and low for an answer to the following (including on this site, Google, etc.) without success, and I hope someone may be able to answer it (and if it is a repeat of something ...
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Listings environment within another environment

\newtheorem{alg}{Algorithm}[subsection] \begin{alg}\label{alg:1} \begin{lstlisting}[frame = single, breaklines = true, numbers = left] test code \end{lstlisting} \end{alg} How can I prevent the ...
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Repeat a Theorem [duplicate]

For my thesis I have to repeat my theorems, not just the number but the exact wording of the Theorems. I found the question How to repeat the content of a quote (e.g. introduction+conclusion) without ...
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Theorem environment in Italic form [closed]

In my whole report, I want to write all the theorems and definitions in Italic format. And the example and some other observations and Remark in Non-Italic format. I have put all these within \rm ...
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\renewcommand or \renewenvironment with multicols

I'm trying to create a horizontal white space in my multicolumn environment every time I start a new subsection. It stops people from having to trawl their eyes up and down the page between ...
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Comma-separated list environment

This question is somewhat of a follow up to an answer to a previous question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/11587/13522). I would like to create a list environment (similar to itemize and enumerate) ...
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Bold text in newenvironment

I want to define my own environment, like \newenvironment{question} {\begin{tiny}} {\end{tiny}} That may not make much sense, but it works. How can I do the same with bold font?
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A new environment in the memoir class

I write my thesis with the memoir class and want to include an Acknowledgment in the same style as the standard abstract from the memoir class. How can this be done?
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how to change spacing between align environments and equation environments?

I am using align and environment for various equations. There is some space that comes before and after the equations that I would like to minimize. Is there a single command that could be used to ...
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Counters for claims

I want to redefine the claim environment so that it will be numbered but I'm having a hard time with the counters. I want the following: \begin{theorem} thm 1 \end{theorem} \begin{proof} \begin{...
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Customise counters, cross references to environments

I would like to make cross references to own defined counter on environments. So far I have tried the following, \documentclass{book} \newcounter{entryc}[subsection] \newcommand{\thetheorem}{\...
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How to create an unnumbered theorem?

I'm looking for a way to create a new theorem without numbering. I found Theorem without numbering and tried the accepted answer, but I get the error "Command * already defined". This is the code I'm ...
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How to create same text structure every time?

My document contains 'blocks of text' with the same structure. They always have a title (which is always a date), a review part and a to do part. This is what the code looks like: \documentclass[11pt]...
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Forcing the first choice of an newtcblisting environment

I have created a new environment based on "tcblisting" from package "tcolorbox" is code (MWE) is as follows: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \tcbuselibrary{listings,breakable,...
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Bottom hline in a tabularx wrapper environment

I want to define a wrapper environment for a table where one of the columns stretches to fill the available width. I'm using the tabularx package and its X column for that. As mentioned here and in ...
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Two block commands in \newenvironment [duplicate]

What is wrong with following document? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xepersian} \usepackage{verbatim} \newenvironment{code} {\begin{latin}\begin{verbatim}} {\end{verbatim}\end{latin}} \...
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How to replace \\ with \\& in math mode?

I am having the following isssue: I have to write a mathematical paper/book with many different optimization problems formulated. To be consistent all over I'd like to create an environment to ...
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In standard, interpret characters as vectors

I need to write many equations with way more matrices and vectors than scalars and I would like to have LaTeX interpret "normal" characters as vectors and matrices. Consequently I need to mark the ...
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Indicator at end of theorem

I'm writing a text with some very long theorem-environments in it and I find the italicised theorems visually not pleasing when they are rather longish. So I'm using the definition theorem style most ...
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Does \newenvironment have a \provideenvironment cousin, as \newcommand has \providecommand?

To avoid the problem of having to decide whether to use \newcommand or \renewcommand, LaTeX has the option of \providecommand. Is there something corresponding to this for environments? I'd like to ...
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using fbox in a newenvironment [duplicate]

I am trying to write a new enviroment to add text into a \fbox, when I use \fbox on its own, it works quite nicely \fbox{\begin{minipage}{0.9\textwidth} does this work, I would love if it did \end{...
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What are the differences between creating a new macro command vs. a new environment? [duplicate]

For the purposes of collaboration, I want to create a number of short commands or environments that will color the text within its scope so as to identify the author. My first thought was to simply ...
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\begin{problem} analogue to \begin{proof}

I recently learned about \begin{proof} ... \end{proof}, which is a good environment to work in. My question is whether there exists a similar environment to state a problem, or whether I can write ...
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Different outputs with/ without \newenvironment [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup my own CV without Curve. To do so, I intend to separate sections the same way with a \newenvironment. %[...] \newlength{\margin} \setlength{\margin}{.3\textwidth} \newcommand{\...
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Is it a bad idea to use \begin{section} … \end{section} in LaTeX?

In several discussions about relatives merits of LaTeX v. xml, a xml supporter complained that in LaTeX sections, subsections etc are not properly closed, so it is hard to tell where a section ends. ...
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Diary in Latex with additional notes on side

I am trying to make a diary that will have the following format Each entry will be inside a colored box Each entry will have a title with the date and an optional title I want the possibility to add ...
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Insert text into a fixed size box

Is there a way to create a box which has fixed width and height? I tried \parbox and some similar things, but sometimes the text overflows. If the text inserted would overflow: it should be resized ...
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What is the shortcut for triggering environments in LyX 2.0.4 without having to use the mouse?

I have LyX 2.0.4 installed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. In earlier versions, there was a shortcut to trigger environment without touching the mouse - allowing a more efficient write flow. I wonder if ...
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Using savebox around the BODY of environ

I tried to use a \savebox around the \BODY macro of \NewEnviron. Can I keep the linebreaks somehow (they are gone, in the MWE)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \newsavebox{\mybox} \...
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How to make a new environment behave like an existing environment? (Part 2: endnotes and comments)

In a previous post i mentioned my attempt to create an environment that behaves alternately like a footnote, an endnote or a comment (i.e. hidden). Thanks to the help of those who answered the above ...
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How to make a new environment behave like an existing environment?

I wish to create an environment that behaves alternately like a footnote, an endnote or a comment (i.e. hidden). For starters i've defined an environment "note" thus: \newenvironment{note} { \...
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How to create nested custom environment with different kind of frames?

So before I write ten pages describing what I'm looking to do, I made a small mock up: I had something like this in mind: \begin{mybox}[Name] \begin{syntax} here comes source code \end{syntax} \...
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Hide all but one instances of a custom environment

I have a file containing a number of custom environments numbered by a counter "exercisesheetnumber". I would like to use a second counter "printonly" to hide all instances of the environment but the ...
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Aligning multiple equation environments with cases

I have some code that works but I wish to align the environments according to the descriptions. I've tried various combinations of align, equation and cases, but can't seem to find a functional ...