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Automatically show verbatim content of a custom environment

I've defined an environment with \newenvironment, which I am mainly using for tikz diagrams. I have it set to dynamically change the margins, vertically and horizontally center the diagrams, and put ...
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Typesetting novel dialogue where one speaker has multiple paragraphs

I'm typesetting a novel wherein many characters have 2+ paragraphs of uninterrupted dialogue. Example: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…tik. “Nullam orci dolor, porttitor a…julo? “Nulla nibh ...
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Keep float out of a environment (for example definitions)

I knew that floats float around and sometimes are placed far away from where one wants them to be. With the times I learned to work with it, and there are already many posts about it. I have a kind ...
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Floating Figure inside Environment

I have a problem while trying to use wrapfigure or floatftl in a typical Definition environment. More concretely, I try something like this: \begin{floatingfigure}[r]{5cm} ...
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Enumeration of equations in the double dollar math mode

How introduce enumeration of equations in the double dollar math mode (i.e. $$...$$)? Or even better, is it possible to make $$...$$ as a particular math environment, e.g. equation or align?
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What is the best way to do math inside LaTeX macros?

I'm interested in writing a little personal package (or sharing it if it's actually useful) to speed up typesetting Trigonometry. I'd like commands like ...
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Reset a renewcommand

I have found a Resumé template in Latex. I would like to change the following part of the template but my knowledge of Latex is not that extended. % Every \item can be followed by one or more ...
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Passing a string as argument in new environment

I'm actually trying to pass a string as an argument in a new environment, but it seems that it only takes the first letter of my string. Here's my code, where #1 is usually a path (for example ...
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New theorem with svmono

I have problems with the definition of the new environments which should be the same as the theorem evironment but unnumbered. If I write: \documentclass[envcountsame,envcountchap,oribibl]{svmono} ...
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Package `Versions' Warning: Redefining environment

I am using the versions.sty package and would like to process some text twice (or more times) in a different version configuration, but within the same document. So I use \excludeversion and ...
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How to mimic Turing Machine description in Sipser textbook

Introduction to the Theory of Computation by Sipser is one of the standard textbooks on theory of computation. To describe a Turing machine (TM) in high level, this book uses a variant of enumeration ...
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Insert something “Before the end of document”

I insert the name and licence with the command \nameofcompany at the end of my document like this: \nameofcompany \end{document} Now, I want to generalize it to some documents, for that I found ...
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How to define customize frames in beamer with newenvironment

I would like to change text distribution within each frame in my presentation beamer, I tried to use \newenvironment but every time I get an error: File ended while scanning use of ...
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Duplicate and modify section hierarchy

In a large thesis style document being prepared, there are certain parts (latex hierarchy \part{}) that are being treated as insertions of previously prepared work. This may include articles or ...
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Hide New Environment Numbering

The object of my question is learning how to remove the numbering that lies adjacent to a new environment after its been called while being able to reference the counter number later using \ref. I've ...
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Is it posssible to embed list items `\item` in `NewEnviron` environments?

Question Is it possible to keep the \item commands in the body and wrap the itemize list environment with \NewEnviron from the environ package? I am also trying to wrap the list inside a TikZ node, ...
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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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Creating a Problem Environment

I'm trying to learn how to make new environments, namely I want to make a "problem environment" for examples of problems, and the algorithms that solve them. Optimally I would like it to use a ...
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Using a package only for certain tables

I am using the tabularx environment since it the X component of the columns is very useful and necessary for the tables I want to produce. However, a single one of my tables is longer that a page, and ...
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How do I define an excludecomment environment in a for loop?

I'm using the forloop and comment packages to define environments prob1 through prob5 that exclude portions of my document. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{comment} ...
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Is there a LaTeX package that contains an environment for excursions and digressions?

Is there a convenient LaTeX package that can be included in the preamble and allows to write more or less extended excursions/digressions by using commands like: \begin{excursion} extended ...
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Suggestions for nested proofs

I would like to write down my lecture notes. The proofs of the theorems in this lecture are usually really big. It usually looks like this: Theorem 1: Here comes the statement of the Theorem ...
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Suppress paragraph indentation after tcblisting environment?

I am writing a document containing lost of snippets of code, and I've defined an environment using tcblisting from the tcolorbox package to do this. The environments work fine. What I want to do ...
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custom lstlisting environment [duplicate]

I'm using the listing package for displaying source code in my document. I want to use the minipage environment to avoid page breaks within the listing, but I don't want to write, at every listing, ...
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Is there a bracket missing in teubner.sty? [closed]

When TeXifying files where I use teubner.sty, LaTeX complains Runaway argument? {\setcounter {verso}{##1}\def \writ@verso {\count 255=\value {verso}\divide \ETC . ! File ended while scanning use of ...
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Custom environment with minipage and align*

I would like to have an environment that puts two equations side by side. The following works but Is there a way to make this a dedicated newenvironment? \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Abridging \begin{} … \end{}

Is it possible to abbreviate the cumbersome commands \begin{}...\end{} once and for all? I mean, except for \begin{document} ... \end{document}, I would like to have the environments such as ...
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environment within environment within command

So.... I'm trying to create (what I assume) is to be a simple command that tries to do some nice formatting. Here is what I have. \usepackage{enumitem} \newenvironment{question}{\bf}{\normalfont} ...
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Most useful/important (La)TeX commands/environments

A friend of mine asked me why I use LaTeX instead of Word/OpenOffice etc. (no, this is not going to be a question like 'Word vs. LaTeX') I showed him some of the showcases here on TeX.SX, some of my ...
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Can I disable italics in the body text of a theorem without amsthm/ntheorem?

I'm submitting a paper and am required to use a provided document class which defines its own theorem environments, so I can't use packages like amsthm or ntheorem. The class doesn't define a ...
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TEXwork - how to set “handle” by defaultly instead of magnifying glass?

I'd like to change the settings of the pdf viewer so that it starts with "handle" instead of magnifying glass. How can I do it?
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How to turn off an environment (e.g. tikzpicture) for faster draft compiling

I'm currently writing my thesis and have been looking for ways to speed up compile time. I can shave off a lot of time by using draft mode so that images aren't processed, but I have several TikZ ...
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How do I make claim environment bold?

I have defined my claim environment in the following way: \newcounter{claimcounter} \newenvironment{claim}{\stepcounter{claimcounter}{Claim \theclaimcounter:}}{} It looks like this: Claim 1 ...
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Have paragraphs with spacing between them inside “flushleft”

In my LaTeX document, I'd like to have two paragraphs which are separated by some smaller vertical spacing. When I use the following code, this works just as intended, automatically: ...
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New environment definition problem with tcblisting

I have the following code for a new environment definition: \newenvironment{VList} { \makeatletter \begin{tcblisting} \bgroup enhanced,oversize,lower separated=false, ...
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Multiple Altconditions within LaTeX Document

The question refers to this solution and trying to modify the code to support multiple altconditions in my document. The problem is to allow two sets of alternative conditions within the same ...
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Paragraph Indent Together With Hanging Paragraphs :: Combining Commands

I think this is more an issue of my not understand Tex's syntax than anything else. I want to format my paragraphs as shown below. There seems to be a way of combining the three commands I'm using ...
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Use dollar sign in verbatim environment within auctex

I am using something similar to the following, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{shellsession}[1][] {\lstset{language=bash basicstyle=\small\ttfamily, ...
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Multiple bibliographies in one document showing different fields

I'm using biblatex (backend biber) to generate the bibliography in my PDF. In particular, I have two bibliographies, one regular numeric and one with a dedicated bib environment. Now I would like to ...
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Use column-separator & (ampersand) inside \newenvironment

I'd like to define a grammar environment which basically wraps a tabular environment. Inside the grammar environment I'd like to use an environment called production to insert rows. Example: ...
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Generate automatically a list of definitions (user-defined theorem environment) in appendix

In the following code, I define a theorem environment definition and write a figure and a definition: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[francais, english]{babel} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Package array error: Illegal pream-token (\ifthenelse)

This table environment mymulticolumn has three arguments, the first of which sets an optional \arraystretch, the second of which sets the "apparent" number of columns (either 2 or 3), and the last of ...
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Mysterious horizontal space in newenvironment

The following code defines an environment that offsets text vertically (5pt above and below) and horizontally (2em from the left). When compared to a simple \hspace{2em}, however, you can see that the ...
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“Runaway argument?” error with \NewEnviron

I have two files. Basically, the main file just loads the environ package and inputs the secondary file. The secondary file creates an environment that basically does nothing, and creates one instance ...
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How do I generate a check-list?

Similar to the itemize or description environments I would like to have a check-list environment, with neat boxes on the right side, that I may check or uncheck. I guess I'm not the first having this ...
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using \def for my own \newenvironment

I am trying to write a command that shortens for a command for writing proof. At the moment, I used to use \newenvironment{proof}% {\textbf{Proof:}}% {\begin{flushright} $\blacksquare$ ...
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Environment suggestion appreciated

I'm trying to achieve construction like this: however I've been pretty unsuccesfull achieving that so far. I think I tried all the wrong environments for that - added that as math function lead ...
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Changed Macro definition reverts to original

I have two commands \testone and \testtwo. \testtwo appears only if there was a relevant \testone before and takes the same arguments. Hence I want \testone to store its arguments in \@repeat@me where ...
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Use Variable as optional input in enumerate

Can anyone tell me how to fix the following problem: The following code produces the error Package enumitem Error: topsep=0em,partopsep=0em undefined \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} ...
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Custom environment for second-level items not vertically aligning properly

While writing a document with lots of enumerate environments, I wanted to add a little subset, 1. So the item is here — and the inset is here Which I did pretty easily. However, when I ...