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Suspending environments and resuming by another environment

Is it possible to interrupt a LaTeX environment, say OuterEnv, by another environment, say InnerEnv, the later closing the first in the environment startup code, doing 'whatever' and then resuming the ...
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Remove unwanted vertical space before and after environment in footnote

I am trying to make my own environment for (left-)indented blocks inside hanging footnotes, in which the normal quote environment doesn't work, it's left indent being the same as that of the indent of ...
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How can I create a new table environment wrapper for pgfplotstable?

A similar question has been asked here: - newenvironment using pgfplotstable At first glance, I thought it was the same question, because the question is not clearly stated. That person is asking for ...
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Tasks in custom Environment

I need to wrap a tasks environment inside a custom \NewEnviron. Apparently, tasks chokes on code besides its \task or \item due to the way it handles its own environment body, presumably causing it to ...
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Why can the 7-line TeX file not be compiled? [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \newenvironment{Figure}[1]{\begin{figure}}{\caption{#1}\end{figure}} \begin{document} \begin{Figure}{This is a caption.} \end{Figure} \end{document} ...
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Why does the simplest \newenvironment not work as expected? [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \newenvironment{hello}{\begin{lstlisting}[language=sh]}{\end{lstlisting}} \begin{document} \begin{hello} ls \end{hello} \end{document} The code ...
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Ending a tikzpicture environment in conditional causes “Missing } inserted”

I want to create a number of tikzpictures. I have a number of items I want to draw. Each tikzpicture takes up a whole page and may contain up to 4 items. (It is not good enough to to have each item in ...
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Remove par indent from environment

The real problem here is that I can't figure out how to modify an existing environment. The concrete thing I want to achieve follows below. I'm pretty happy with what the framed package gives me with ...
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How to use newenvironment inside a table?

How to define a formatting to use for (individual) rows of a table? Example: (For each row) the first column is always bold, and the second column has an italic "title" and some text and possibly ...
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My “definition” environment is in italic

I obtained a TeX "pre-built" file in order to write for my college, but it so happens that every time I call a definition environment (which is defined in the file), it is always in italic. I am not ...
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newenvironment: error with \begin{align} and \end{align}

In the example below, an error is caused by \begin{align} and \end{align} but I do not see why: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Automatic creation of lstlistings in AMC questions

Context I'm trying to get an automatic exam where I can generate random numbers (using pgfmathrandominteger) in the AMC package to create different questions using code (listings) and inputing these ...
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Q&A environment with separation

I am writing a question and answer problem book. I would like the questions and their answers to be proximal in the source, but, upon compilation, for the questions to all clump together in one ...
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Making an environment with the same text color as the background

I am looking to type up some solutions to math problems. However, I do not want someone who just looks at the document to be able to see the solution; I want the students to be able to see the ...
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Nested mdframed environment problems

I have a problem concerning a mdframed into an other mdframed. If the content of the second mdframed is too important, the result is horrible: it's separated by one page and the content of the second ...
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define environment with Verbatim and options [closed]

I'm working on an edition, and I need to create some environments using verbatim. I use the fancyvrb package and when I write : \documentclass[9pt]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra, fontspec, xunicode, ...
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Textual replacement macros to wrap environment

I want to create simple textual replacement macros for an environment: \def \myEnvStart {\begin{someEnvironment}[enormous list of arguments]} \def \myEnvEnd {\end{someEnvironment}} This doesn't ...
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How to control conditional statements within new commands and environments

I'm writing a pretty complicated class to typeset a book based on memoir. One of my commands draws a caption on the preceding verso page, draws content on the following recto and verso pages, and ...
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Wrap text around with newenvironment

I am trying to create a new environment with a background color. The issue is that I want text to be wrapped around it but I can't do it. The minimum working example is as follows ...
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Save a longtabu in a box for check and reuse

I want to measure the height of a table and insert a \newpage before it if the table is too high. My table is done with longtabu of the tabu package. Where should I start? \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I know if I am inside an equation environment if it's nested with others?

I wanted to define some partial derivative commands that would be \partial y/\partial x if it was inside an inline equation and would use \frac{\partial y}{\partial x} if inside an equation ...
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What environment is best for Copyright page in a createspace novel using scrbook class

I've tried adding page breaks within \frontmatter but it either sticks to the Titlepage formatting, or erases my Dedication page, or adds huge spacing with lineskips. Other experimenting resulted in ...
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Change font spacing and size of bibunits \putbib

In the following example I would like to force my references section to be typeset in a smaller font with single (more condensed) spacing. My commands (a spacing environment call and a font small ...
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How to create a custom environment with a listing inside it?

Well consider the following code: \documentclass[a4, oneside,openleft]{book} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \begin{flushright}\begin{minipage}{0.9\textwidth}\begin{lstlisting} for (i) { ...
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How to implement common layouts instead of misusing tabular environments?

Note: My hope is that this can become a general resource for "use a list instead" comments. If you have suggestions for improvement, please let me know. I often see comments such as This ...
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Using mathspec \setmathfont with \newenvironment

I would like to change back and forth between two fonts. But I would like these two fonts to affect both normal text, as well as the digits and letters in maths mode. Something like this should work ...
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New environment for boxed equations

I would like to define new environments to highlight certain equations in some way. For example, I would like a highlighted equation to appear in red text or with a box around it. I have the red text ...
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Strip environment command in hyperref PDF meta data

When adding PDF meta data using hyperref you can also use certain LaTeX commands which are magically stripped away during the conversion into a PDF string. But this doesn't seem to work with ...
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How to define labels within a tcolorbox?

Inspired by this great answer, I'm trying to typeset my definitions using tcolorbox. My document contains hundreds of definitions which follow the pattern: \begin{definition} % ... ...
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longtabu from within newenvironment

I'm trying to use a longtabu environment as a replacement for a tabularx environment that I was using. When I try to compile this example, I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to ...
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Printing Caption of an environment in text automatically

Consider the following situation Suppose that I have several environments, each with a caption. To be clear, suppose that I have the following environments: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} ...
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Adding optional arguments to environment

I'm trying to understand and modify this code: \newtheorem*{nonamethm}{\nonamethmname} \newcommand{\nonamethmname}{} \newenvironment{genthm}[1] {\renewcommand{\nonamethmname}{#1}\nonamethm} ...
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Creating a new list Environment, how to change the length of \items

The code for the environment is bellow, For the longer lines in \list item how do I change the length of the \items so that it lines up with the date? Basically I want a kind of "margin" that is on ...
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Extra space after self-defined environment [duplicate]

I defined a new environment eq to simplify the equation, \newenvironment{eq}{\begin{equation}}{\end{equation} It works, but it seems that there is a extra space at the end of the environment, which ...
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Remove all proof environments

I have a document containing some proofs and want to create a version only containing the theorems (and corollaries and lemmas and examples and …), but no proofs at all. Is there an easy, automatic ...
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Custom spacing in aligned environment

How can I add an arbitrary horizontal spacing in an aligned environment? \hspace{} and \qquad don't work. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} %Zeichencodierung ...
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global align parameters across items

I've read questions asking about align across multiple environments, but still am stumped about how I might address this situation. The following code: \section*{Solutions to Practice Problems} ...
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Lazy Evaluation in Forest Package?

I'm using the forest package to draw logic circuits, and I'm trying to customize the style. I want the inputs to be aligned, so I write this macro: \newcommand{\inp}[1]{[#1,tier=in]} But when the ...
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Using Forest Package in Newenvironment

I'm trying to use the forest package to draw circuits, so I want to define a "circuit" environment that is a wrapper around the forest environment. But defining a newenvironment runs into problems. ...
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create environment that resizes content

I want to create an environment that puts its content within a minipage as wide as the current page. The environment would work as follows: \begin{FitToWidth} HELLO \end{FitToWidth} and produce a ...
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Can I use phantom to hide a LaTeX environment (itemize)? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can use \phantom to hide the contents of an environment, such as itemize? This does not execute: \phantom{\begin{itemize} \item Hi! \end{itemize}} I'm ...
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How to make an item bolder in description environment

Does anyone know how to make an item bolder in description environment : i tried to add \textbf{ } like this \item [\textbf{{\textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }}}] I have the following segement of code, ...
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Defining a new environment for chapter

I would like to define a new environment for chapter. to looks like this or much better (good-looking) without using \chapter*{1\ \textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }} and ...
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Passing xticklabels to tikzpicture via an environment

I have some diagrams that need to be repeated numerous times in a document with slight variations, so I thought I would make an environment that generates the diagrams and pass the variations as ...
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Use newcommand in newenvironment

I want create an environment with newenvironment that does the following: it evaluates the height of the environment and then prints it as many times (textheight/height) as will fit upon one page. ...
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Transform \sepfootnotecontent into an environment

I am currently cleaning the code of a 1000-page book that contain hundreds of very long footnotes so I decided to move them into separate files using the sepfootnotes package. It’s easy to use: ...
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How can I create a command or environment that starts and stops verbatim?

I am writing a simple LaTeX guide, aimed at editors of a student paper. The paper is for students of mathematics and physics at my university, and so we use LaTeX. Anyways, I want to include lots of ...
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Using lstenvironment in another environment

The following simple latex code doesn't seem to work for me and there seems to be no reason why: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Is it possible to comment out an already defined environment?

I have defined the following environment for producing problem statements: \newcounter{psctr} \newcounter{probctr}[psctr] \NewDocumentEnvironment{prob}{o}{% \addtocounter{probctr}{1} \vspace{.15in} ...
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Add another optional argument for an environment

I have defined an Example environment that I use as follows to produce a numbered example and send the example title to an example index: \begin{Example}[one]{Cooking eggs} To cook an egg, ... ...