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Removing vertical space before and after tabbing environment

When I write \begin{tabbing} \hspace{4in}\= \kill % set up two tab positions {\bf University }, {\it City, NW} \> PhD, Physics (2007-2011)\\ \end{tabbing} Methodology and numerical ...
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Define a new evironment by an existed environment, with its optional argument

Suppose there is an existed environment say, existedenv, with an optional argument, that is, \begin{existedenv}[argument] .... \end{existedenv} I want to define a new environment, say, myenv, ...
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Changing the entries of a list environment

If I have a new list environment like so: \newenvironment{textblockX} { \begin{list} {Question} {} } { \end{list} } How would I refer to an item of the list within the environment? ...
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Use the same brackets or parenthesis as equations in an empty style environment

I have the following in my preamble: \usepackage[overload, ntheorem]{empheq} \usepackage[amsmath, thmmarks]{ntheorem} \usepackage{mathtools} \mathtoolsset{showonlyrefs,showmanualtags} ...
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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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Is it possible to automatically enumerate sentences in LaTeX?

1.0.1 Is it possible to automatically enumerate sentences in LaTeX? 2.0.1 I want to thoroughly work through and criticize a longer text. 2.0.2 To facilitate quoting, I would like to typeset the text ...
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Hide custom environment content based on boolean

I have a custom environment which adds some text around its content, but I also want it to be able to show or hide its contents depending on a boolean. I have tried doing the following: ...
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Layout for certificate

This is my environment for the certificate: \newenvironment{alwayssingle}{% \@restonecolfalse \if@twocolumn\@restonecoltrue\onecolumn ...
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Showing Solutions of the Questions “separately”

There is a class for LaTeX called exam. Using this class, one can write questions and answers for exams. The answers are displayed under (after) each question. My goal is to have all answers in the ...
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Wrap latex environment

I'm a beginning latex user. I have some programming code in my document which I format using the lstlisting environment from the package listings. However this still allows the code segments to be ...
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Environment for NOT compiling things [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Dummy' LaTeX environment Since the explanation why on earth I need this is longer than the actual question, I begin with the latter. I would like to define an ...
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Defining environments based on other ones: What's the right way?

Assume that I want to define a new environment that is a variant of an existing one. For example, I seek an italicquote environment that acts like the quote environment but displays its contents in ...
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Environments with conditionals in: why doesn't this work?

In response to this question I thought the obvious thing to do was the following: \documentclass{article} \newif\iffoo \newenvironment{foobar}{\iffoo}{\fi} \begin{document} \begin{foobar} Here is ...
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In Lyx turn greyed out text into comments

In Lyx I would like to convert greyed out text into comments. The Lyx environment is lyxgreyedout. I have considered switching to another IDE already and it is not an acceptable solution. The ...
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Making \footnote work in leftbar environment

Sorry, it's me again. Gonzalo has hinted me to the very nice leftbar environment in the framed package, which I now use for definitions, theorems and similar environment. Now I've got a new problem: ...
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Theorems and Definitions as quotes

Most standard styles highlight theorems and definitions using italics. Now this is something I really would like to avoid in my thesis (and generally). Unfortunately, if I just remove this "feature", ...
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How can one pass the contents of a LaTeX environment to a macro?

I'm working on an exam document class where the user enters in questions something like this: \multiplechoice{Question} {Answer #1} {Answer #2} {Answer #3} {Answer #4} {Correct answer} {Explanation} ...
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Create environment inside another environment?

Why can't I define an environment, that encloses another tabularx environment inside it? For example, why can't I do this: \newenvironment{customTabular}{ % This is the begin code ...
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How to automatically add text immediately after \begin{document}

I attempted to redefine the document environment as follows, but get a complaint that: LaTeX Error: \begin{MYdocument} on input line 13 ended by \end{document}. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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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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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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Customizing theorem name

Suppose I have a series of theorems that I would like displayed as Jim's Theorem. Bob's Theorem. Will's Theorem. rather than as “Theorem (Jim).”, “Theorem (Bob).”, and “Theorem ...
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Strange expansion of a macro inside an environment

I'm, I should confess, a total newbie. I'm trying to generate invoices with LaTeX, so I'm using the fp package. But the strange thing is that calculations occur many times when they should only ...
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Defining my own description environment

I need help writing my own description environment. The only thing I want to change is the appearance of description label. I can achieve what I want universally just fine with the following bit in ...
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Declaring environments with xparse [closed]

I'm having trouble with the xparse package's environment creating commands. What I'd like to do in the end is write my own list environment. The toy example below shows my current problem: the list ...
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Changing default width of blocks in beamer

I use a custom Beamer theme for my presentations. In my presentations I'd like to use blocks (\begin{block}…\end{block}). These blocks are rendered slightly too wide to fit into my theme. Is there a ...
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Equation name display, not equation labeling/cross-referencing or equation tagging

Is it possible to display an equation name similar to theorem name displays: \begin{theorem}[Convergence of Cauchy Sequences in $\mathbb{R}$] Every Cauchy sequence of real numbers is also a ...
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LaTeX verbatim environment inside lists

I am using LaTeX and I have a verbatim environment inside an enumerate one. However, there is much whitespace between the verbatim text and the following list item. What I have now is something like ...
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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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Automatically add quotes

I would like to create a new environment which will behave similar to quote, but with quotes added. I tried something like this: ...
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Number mhchem reactions and create a \listofreactions

Is there a way to create an environment for reactions defined with mhchem that behaves similarly to equation in terms of numbering the reactions (including a \nonumber command)? Can I get a list of ...
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How do you define your environment such as to use […] for some parameter(s)?

In an environment, say \newenvironment{whatever}[3]{...}{...} you instantiante it (if that's the word for it in LaTeX) by \begin{whatever}{first}{second}{third} ... \end{whatever} But how do ...
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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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Adding Tables to a Minipage Like Environment?

I'm trying to set up an environment to use for examples in my thesis document. I would like to increase margins, change the line spacing, open with "Example :", and close with $\Box$. Minipage works ...
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Looking for a more appropriate version of \cases

Often-times I find myself wanting to write something like, That is, a vertical brace followed by a table consisting of three columns, the first and the last are math, aligned where-ever I like, and ...
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Defining my own proof environment?

How would I define a proof environment that is basically used with \begin{proof} some proof here \end{proof} and it would be equivalent to: \paragraph{Proof:} some proof here \hfill \box ?
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Environment that counts words inside

How can I create the environment that could count words inside itself? More specifically, I want to write an enviroment called "assignment" such that the code \begin{assignment} Some words here. ...
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How to redefine (via `environ` package) the `pmatrix` environment?

I want to redefine the pmatrix environment provided by the amsmath package (and changed by the mathtools package) for adding good-looking delimiters. The code is below: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to define a new environment with a fancy box (tikz) around sample source-code (listings)?

This is what I want to do: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Frame 1} Some \structure{Python} code here: % I want to define a new "pythoncode" environment, so ...
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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 pass an optional argument to an environment with verbatim content?

This is an attempt to make clear what happened in this question of xport (now deleted, sorry). The now deleted question included code that tried to make my answer to this question of xport work for ...
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How to make my unusual environment accept one argument?

I cannot find a good title to express my question. Therefore, please parse the following code first. Minimal Code \documentclass[dvips,dvipsnames,cmyk,table]{book} ...
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How to hide a verbatim-like environment in another environment?

I cannot find a good title to express my question. Therefore, please parse the following code first. Minimal Code \documentclass[dvips,dvipsnames,cmyk,table]{book} ...
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Is there package to create a “Problem-Solution” environment that is symmetric for “twoside” pages?

Background The following screenshot shows a Problem-Solution environment that is symmetric for twoside papers. NOTE: The problem heading is on the right side for odd-numbered pages. For ...
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verbatim useable with a newenvironment definition?

I'm trying to create a simple newenvironment allowing me to display source code in a verbatim text block with a caption, numbering etc. The solution I'm after is with the in-built LaTeX verbatim ...
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Why does LaTeX make a distinction between commands and environments?

Why does LaTeX make a distinction between commands and environments? Or also: why do we need environments? I ask this because I am defining a number of custom commands (like \question{} and ...
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Listings: new environments with arguments

I have this basic question. How can use arguments with listings? I tried this and it doesn't work: \lstnewenvironment{cor}[2][] {\linerange{#1-#2},\lstset{language=[Sharp]C,,basicstyle=\scriptsize, ...
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Processing the body of an environment multiple times

Dear all, I am new to package writing (LaTeX2e) and to this forum, and I probably read to much of the TeXBook and not enough on LaTeX. My package works, except that verbatim is verboten. Given a user ...
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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} ...