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define a new Example environment

how can i define a new Example environment like the image shown in the following? this environment should have the following attributes: endmarks must be positioned at the last line, whether it ...
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Problem with environment expansion and the Tikz external library.

I've created my own environment mytikz, which basically looks like this (full MWE): \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \newenvironment{mytikz}{%begin code ...
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Opaque error messages given by common environments

This is a public-interest question. The title of the question Why does this error keep popping up even though I clearly fixed it? poignantly expresses a fundamental truth of LaTeX usage: sometimes ...
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New environment with minted

I want to create a new environment to transform this: \begin{listing} \caption{some caption} \label{code:label} \begin{minted}[options]{language} My code here \end{minted} \end{listing} ...
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New figure environment

I am writing my PhD thesis. In my manuscript I have Figures in the text and Photographic plates (a figure of figures) in the annexes. The two elements are different and I would like create a new ...
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Define an “escape underscore” environment

I am writing a text document in LaTeX where I need a lot a words with underscores: foo_bar_1, more_bar_2_long_expression_3. I know about the underscore package, but for some reason the [strings] ...
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How to start itemize on same line as text?

I've created a new environment called 'Example' like this: \newenvironment{example} {\textbf{Example:} \begin{itemize}} {\end{itemize}} The environment works fine, but the items are ...
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Adjust environments's behaviour when nested

I would like to define an environment which behaves differently when it is nested. This environment should ignore spaces at the begin and end of the environment. I have this working as I desire when ...
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Using an environ environment with \newenvironment

I want to use an environment defined with NewEnviron from environ in another environment definition: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \NewEnviron{inner}[1]{% \textbf{#1:} \BODY } ...
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Extracting commands from environment

In Automatic scaling of tikz images in floatrow I was asking how to scale several images in one row to the same height and to scale the resulting row to linewidth. I would like to automate the ...
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\newtoks token seems to have local scope

I want to collect the first line of a quotation to use later. I have used \newtoks for a similar purpose so tried it here, this way: \documentclass[12pt] {article} \newtoks{\qfirstlineinternal} ...
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How to include tabularx/y in a new environment?

I am looking for a way to define a customizable environment for tables in my latex documents. This means: caption and label width of table customized column format (tabular preamble) While this ...
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\overline outside of math mode

If I want to draw an overline over some text, not an equation, how can I do it? \overline seems to only work in math mode, and when used outside of math mode, it automatically says "Missing $ ...
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pdfTeX warning: destination with same identifier has been already used, duplicate ignored (weird behavior)

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref} \newtheoremstyle{myexercise}{\baselineskip}{\baselineskip}{}{}{\bfseries}{.}{ ...
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Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)

In the recent post How to define a proof environment which can be displayed/hidden? [combining two TeX solutions], Werner helped me to redefine a proof environment which can be hidden by an optional ...
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How to make “claim” environments look like “theorem” environment?

I am using LyX 2.0.5 with document class article and 'Theorems (AMS)' in the modules. From what I understand, the claim environment copies its style from the remark environment. I'd like it to copy ...
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Change color and background behind text of all 'description' environments

I'm new with LaTeX and like to change some parameters of the description environment throughout the document. As minimum, I like to have two arguments: color of text of item and background-color ...
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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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\newenvironment fails with special listings environment

I want to use the showexpl, but define a new environment with predefined settings. But all I get is an emergency stop. \documentclass{scrbook} \RequirePackage{showexpl} ...
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Making more easy the itemized of item with tabulation system

Actually, isn’t not really a question. (Since my examinations get close, I don't really have the time to search for a solution to my problems.) Rather than using the common \item, I'd like to use ...
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Masking \end{lstlisting}

I am not sure if I am using the right wording in title. Basically what I need is to add the following source using the listing package. In preamble: \usepackage{listings} then and is here when I ...
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How can I define a custom listing environment?

I am trying to define an enviroment for a specific programming language, F#. Here's my code: \definecolor{bluekeywords}{rgb}{0.13,0.13,1} \definecolor{greencomments}{rgb}{0,0.5,0} ...
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Defining a custom ‘wrapfig’ environment

[ This is an updated version of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3233031/latex-defining-a-custom-wrapfig-environment ] The wrapfig package interacts badly with the setup and teardown done by \begin ...
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Can't include a 'tabu' inside \newenvironment with cells in the postamble

I'm trying to include a tabu inside a new definition of an environment but it fails if the postamble (enddef) of the new environment includes tabu's contents, so cells. With tabular or tabular* works. ...
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Can this command be converted to environment?

I have a command as follows: \newcommand{\Comment}[1]{&&&#1\tabularnewline\hline} And now I want to convert it to be an environment as follows: \newsavebox{\tempDescription} ...
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Quote environment with reference at the end right

I want to define a quote environment such that after the quote on the right occurs the author with page number. My solution is yet the redefinition of the quote environment \usepackage{amsthm} % ...
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What's the difference between the environments quote and quotation?

On meta, I've found the disscussion {quotation} and {quote}, but it doesn't answer my question. When should I use the environment quote? When quotation?
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Typesetting a definition

My current set up for type setting definitions is \newenvironment{definition}[1][Definition:]{\begin{trivlist} \item[\hskip \labelsep {\bfseries #1}]}{\end{trivlist}} ...
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How to put a star (or other symbol) in sections that are “special” (difficult, optional, etc)?

I'm currently writing a book, and I'd like some of the sections to be clearly marked as "difficult" or "optional". Not only sections, but also exercises (I'm using the exercise package) and theorems ...
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Combine minted and tcolorbox

I have the idea to combine minted with tcolorbox. At first, I have created my own minted environments: \newminted[mycsharp]{csharp}{tabsize=2,fontsize=\footnotesize} ...
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Reliable code for automatic \noindent after specific environments?

This question led to a new package: noindentafter There are a number of environments which I never want to follow up with an indented paragraph. itemize, enumerate, theorem, definition, etc. I ...
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Creating a new environment with one optional argument

I want to create a new environment with one optional argument in LaTeX. Here is what I used: \newenvironment{argument}[1][]{% \par \noindent \textbf{Argument#1:} \noindent} {} When there is no ...
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Is it possible to make an image gallery with tikz images?

I create many images with TikZ and I would like to make an image gallery. It should look like this: The gallery should put the image in front of a (gray) background resize the image to a maximum ...
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How to create (1) a new Environment for LyX's Environment drop-down menu, (2) a new Text Style

My two part question pertains to LyX. How do you create a new "Environment" ("Paragraph Style") for LyX's Environment drop-down list (Standard, Itemize, Enumerate, Chapter, Section, Subsection, ...
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How to prevent paragraph breaks after theorem environments?

By default, the list environments (such as itemize) have the nice property that if you add a blank line after it, it starts a new paragraph, and if you don't, the paragraph continues. So The ...
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mdframed and wrapfig

Before starting the question, I apologize for the large pictures. I had to use some long text to demonstrate the problem. To generate something like: I used the following command: ...
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'Dummy' LaTeX environment

I have a big LaTeX file which I would like to compile so that certain environments like figure are not shown. To that end I wanted to make use of the renewenvironment command. But the facilities of ...
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Combining `tikzpicture` and `lstlisting`

I'm working on a custom lstlisting environment, in which I use TikZ to add a frame and a title. Because of the widespread curly braces of node I cannot use newenvironment, so I have to resort to ...
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Create environment within my own latex class?

How can I automate multiple choice question type in my own class in LaTeX?
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Making a class to generate colored tables with a predefined layout

This is a follow-up question in which I asked how to define classes with \newcommands into \newenvironments, and I had some good answers to this particular issue. However, the problem that I have ...
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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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Problem with redefining Tabular environment with the \renewenvironment ‎command‎

In a book I'm typesetting, I want the tabular environment to be in footnote size and the other body of the book to be in normalsize font. To do this, I've tried something like the following: ...
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Dashed box environment

I am new to LaTeX and I'm having a hard time trying to create a dashed box environment without success. Can someone please share a code for a dashed box environment such as the one in the image? I ...
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How to use a \write command inside a \newenvironment ?

I'd like to make a new environment which would store its content in a file, so that I can read that file at another part of the document. More specifically, I want to have an environment {proof} such ...
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In LyX, how to have itemize inside a proof?

LyX is great. I use it to write everyday documents. But it seems that its environment can only have one type; different types of environments can't be mixed. For example, you can't have itemize inside ...
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Starred equivalent in newenvironment

Let's say I want to use the align-environment in a newenvironment like this: \newenvironment{mequation}{\align}{\endalign} This works fine. However, what if I want to use the starred version of ...
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Synctex and Environments [closed]

Synctex makes it possible to jump between your LaTeX code and the compiled PDF, which is absolutely great, if you have larger documents. However it is my impression that when you use environments, ...
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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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Create an environment like the `checkboxes` in exam.cls

I am having trouble on how will i create something like the checkboxesor oneparcheckboxes environment in exam.cls. The only difference is that since the checkboxes gives circle, i'd like to create ...
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Custom glossary environment improvement

This is a followup question about the code provided by Nicola Talbot in this question: Automated generation of equation key TL;DR: Defines new environment alignglos which can be used to wrap ...